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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

The bill (No. 599) entitled "An act amending the County Law, in relation to the registration of dogs" (Int. No. 234), was read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly and

request their concurrence therein.

The Assembly bill (No. 386) entitled "An act to make the office of sheriff of Ulster county a salaried office, and to regulate the management thereof" (Rec. No. 159), was read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the

same.

The Assembly bill (No. 797) entitled "An act to amend the Consolidated School Law relative to misrepresentations in the sale of school supplies" (Rec. No. 127), was read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the

same.

The bill (No. 552) entitled "An act authorizing the board of supervisors of Wyoming county to appropriate moneys to provide quarters for Grand Army posts" (Int. No. 482), was read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

The bill (No. 530) entitled "An act in relation to official papers and printing in cities of the second class" (Int. No. 473), having been announced for a third reading,

Mr. White moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on affairs of cities, with instructions to said committee to report the same forthwith amended as follows:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

Section 1. Section twenty-nine of chapter one hundred and eighty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled "An act for the government of cities of the second class," as amended by chapter five hundred and eighty-one of the laws. of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine and chapter one hundred and eighty-two of the laws of nineteen hundred and three, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 29. At the first meeting of the common council after the election of its members, it shall [by a viva voce vote] designate not more than two [daily] newspapers published in the city to be the official paper or papers of the city. In case the common council shall determine to designate but one official paper it shall designate a daily newspaper and the paper receiving the highest number of votes shall be the official paper for two years and until a successor is designated. In case it shall determine to designate two official papers, at least one shall be a daily newspaper and each member shall be entitled to vote for one of the papers, and the two papers receiving the highest number of votes shall be the official papers for two years and until [others are] a successor or successors shall be designated. Such official paper or papers shall publish [the proceedings and ordinances of the common council and all other] such matters and in such form as shall be prescribed [required] by [law or by ordinances of the city to be published] statute or otherwise by general ordinance of the common council. In case an [any of the] official paper [papers] shall refuse or fail to act or perform as such, the common council may, in its discretion, as hereinbefore provided, designate [any paper in its place] a successor. [Pro

vided that if any city contains a population of less than ninety thousand inhabitants as appears by the last state enumeration, instead of the proceedings above set forth, the common council shall, within thirty days after the first meeting of its members, meet and designate by viva voce vote the two daily newspapers published in the said city which have the largest circulation, and are of opposite political faith and also the two weekly newspapers published in the said city, which have the largest circulation and are of opposite political faith, as the official newspapers of the city, for two years and until others are designated. The official newspapers heretofore designated in a city which contains a population of less than ninety thousand inhabitants as aforesaid, shall continue as such until the day herein fixed for the first designation of official newspapers and shall then cease to be the official newspapers unless again designated as herein provided. All bills and accounts for publication in official newspapers, and all city printing and advertising shall be a city charge, and shall be paid by the treasurer upon the audit of the comptroller. The common council may, by general ordinance, prescribe the form in which the proceedings and reports of the city officers, boards and departments shall be published, and the printing of the same shall be performed under contract awarded as in the case of other city contracts.

§2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Amend the title to read as follows:

"An act to amend chapter one hundred and eighty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled 'An act for the government of cities of the second class,' relative to official papers."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. White, from the committee on affairs of cities, reported said bill amended as directed, and the same was ordered reprinted and placed on the order of third reading.

The Assembly bill (No. 876) entitled "An act to amend the Civil Service Law, in relation to the qualification of applicants for civil service examinations" (Rec. No. 135), having been announced for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Gardner, said bill was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

The Senate bill (No. 236) entitled "An act to amend chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' and the acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, in relation to proposals for bonds issued by the city" (Int. No. 219), was returned by the mayor of the city of Buffalo, with a certificate that a public hearing had been duly held on said bill in pursuance of law, and that the mayor had duly accepted the same.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The Senate bill (No. 285) entitled "An act to amend chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' relative to the payment of local assessments" (Int. No. 262), was returned by the mayor of the city of Buffalo, with a certificate that a public hearing had been duly held on said bill in pursuance of law, and that the mayor had duly accepted the same.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor, requesting the return to the Assembly of Assembly bill No. 376, entitled "An act to amend chapter 377 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act supplementary to "An act in relation to a public park in the city of Albany," and acts amendatory thereof, in relation to a sinking fund" (Rec. No. 21), for the purpose of amendment.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Cooper moved that the committee on affairs of cities be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill No. 624, entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter relative to the acquirement and operation of ferries and the acquirement of property therefor" (Int. No. 471), and that said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on affairs of cities.

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