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and eighty-seven of the code of criminal procedure, she may be committed to the State Reformatory for Women at Bedford, pursuant to the provisions of section two hundred and twenty-six of the state charities law, to be there confined subject to the provisions of such law and of any other statute relating to such reformatory. (As amended by chapter 460 of the Laws of 1912.)
New York State Training School for Boys.
AN ACT in relation to the management of the New York State Training School for Boys, and the control of inmates comImitted thereto.
Chapter 639, Laws of 1911.
§ 1. New York State Training School for Boys continued. The New York State Training School for Boys established by chapter seven hundred and eighteen of the laws of nineteen hundred and four and as amended by chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred and five, chapter six hundred and seventeen of the laws of nineteen hundred and six, chapter three hundred and sixty-eight* and chapter six hundred and sixty-five of the laws of nineteen hundred and seven, and chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and eight is hereby continued and shall be under the management and control of a board of seven managers to be appointed in accordance with section fifty-one of the state charities law.t
§ 2. Powers and duties of managers. The board of managers shall:
1. Have the general control of such institution and shall make such by-laws, rules and regulations for the government, discipline, employment, management and disposition of the officers thereof, and of the children committed to their care, as to them may seem just and proper.
2. Appoint a superintendent and such other officers and employees as they may deem necessary for the conduct and welfare of the institution under their charge.
*Should read "6
chapter three hundred and eighty-six." † As amended by chapter 149, Laws of 1909.
3. Report in detail annually to the legislature, on or before the fifteenth day of January, the number of children received by them into the institution and the disposition of such children, their receipts and expenditures, their proceedings during the preceding year, and all other matters which they deem advisable to be brought to the attention of the legislature.
§ 3. Superintendent. The superintendent shall be the chief executive officer of such school, and, subject to the by-laws, rules and regulations thereof and the powers of the board of managers, shall have control of the internal affairs and shall maintain discipline therein and enforce a compliance with, and obedience to, all by-laws, rules and regulations adopted by the board of managers for the government, discipline and management of such school. He shall receive into such institution, under the direction of the board of managers, all children legally committed thereto by any court having authority to make such commitment.
§ 4. Commitment of children. Male children under the age of twelve years convicted of a crime amounting to felony, or between the ages of seven and sixteen years deemed guilty of juvenile delinquency, in the first, second, third or ninth judicial districts, may be committed to the New York State Training School for Boys in like manner as is now provided in sections twenty-one hundred and eighty-four and twenty-one hundred and eighty-six of the penal law for commitments to the State Industrial School and the House of Refuge established by the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents in the city of New York. The courts shall ascertain by such proof as may be in their power, the age of every juvenile delinquent committed to such institution and insert such age in the order of commitment, and the age thus ascertained shall be deemed and taken to be the true age of such juvenile delinquent.
§ 5. Register. Upon the commitment of a juvenile delinquent to such school, the superintendent thereof shall cause to be entered in the register kept for that purpose, the date of admission, name, age, place of birth, nationality, residence, name and resi
dence of parents or guardians, and such other facts as may certained, relating to the origin, condition, peculiarity or inherited tendencies of such juvenile delinquent.
§ 6. Discipline and control of inmates. The managers of the New York State Training School for Boys shall receive and detain during minority, every male juvenile delinquent committed thereto in pursuance of law, and shall cause the children detained therein or under their care to be instructed in such branches of useful knowledge, and to be regularly and systematically employed in such lines of industry as shall be suitable to their years and capacities, and shall cause such children to be subjected to such discipline as, in the opinion of such board, is most likely to effect their reformation. The managers of such institution, with the consent of any child committed thereto, may bind out as an apprentice or servant, such child during the time. they would be entitled to retain him, to such persons and at such places to learn such trade and employment as in their judgment will be for the future benefit and advantage of such child.
§ 7. Military drill. The superintendent of said training school may, with the approval of the board of managers, institute and establish a system of rules and regulations for uniforming, equipping, officering, disciplining and drilling in military art, the inmates of such institution, and for the exercise and drill of such inmates according to the most approved tactics, such number of hours daily as such superintendent may deem advisable.
§ 8. Effects of alcoholic drinks and narcotics to be taught. The nature of alcoholic drinks and other narcotics and their effects on the human system shall be taught in the school connected with such training school for not less than four lessons a week for ten or more weeks each year. All pupils who can read shall study this subject from suitable text books, but pupils unable to read shall be instructed in it orally by teachers using text books graded to the capacities of the pupils pursuing such subject.
§ 9. Transfer of inmates to jail or Eastern New York Reformatory. If a juvenile delinquent confined in the New York State Training School for Boys by commitment for a crime amounting to felony, is guilty of attempting to set fire to any
building belonging to said institution or to any combustible matter for the purpose of setting fire to such building, or of openly resisting the lawful authority of an officer thereof, or of attempting to excite others to do so, or shall by gross or habitual misconduct exert a dangerous and pernicious influence over the other juvenile delinquents, the board of managers shall submit a written statement of the facts to the county judge of Westchester county and apply to him for an order authorizing a temporary confinement of such juvenile delinquent in the Westchester county jail or if over sixteen years of age, in the Eastern New York Reformatory. Such judge shall forthwith inquire into the facts, and if it appear that the statement is substantially true, and that the ends. desired to be accomplished by the institution will be best promoted thereby, he shall make an order authorizing the confinement of such juvenile delinquent in such jail or reformatory for the limited time expressed in the order, and the keeper or superintendent of such jail or reformatory shall receive such juvenile delinquent and detain him during the time expressed in such order, and at the expense of the maintenance fund of the New York State Training School for Boys. At the expiration of the time limited by such order, or sooner, if the board of managers of such training school shall direct, the keeper or superintendent of such jail or reformatory shall return such juvenile delinquent to the custody of the superintendent of said training school.
§ 10. Confinement of juvenile delinquents under sentence by the courts of the United States. The superintendent of the New York State Training School for Boys shall receive and safely keep in such school, subject to the regulations and discipline thereof, and the provisions of this act, any male criminal under the age of sixteen years convicted of any offense against the United States, under sentence of imprisonment in any court of the United States, sitting within this state, until such sentence be executed, or until such delinquent shall be discharged by due course of law, conditioned upon the United States supporting such delinquent and paying the expenses attendant upon the execution of such sentence.
§ 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
Section 60. Trustees.
61. Powers of trustees.
62. Sale of liquor at home.
63. Disposition of proceeds of sale.
64. Admission to home.
65. Transfer of inmates to state hospital.
66. Annual report.
§ 60. Trustees. The property heretofore conveyed to the state by the corporation known as the Grand Army of the Republic soldiers' home of New York, and all property heretofore or hereafter acquired by the state for the same purpose, shall continue to be known as the New York state soldiers and sailors' home, and shall continue to be under the management and control of a board of trustees consisting of twelve members, of which the governor, attorney-general and the commander of the department of New York, Grand Army of the Republic, shall be ex officio members; and the remaining nine members shall be reputable citizens of the state appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, and each shall hold office for three years. No trustee shall receive any compensation for his services as such trustee or otherwise, except the trustee elected to act as secretary who may receive a reasonable annual compensation for his services, to be fixed by the board, with the approval of the comptroller, not exceeding the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars. The board shall annually elect by ballot a president, secretary, treasurer and executive committee, but the offices of secretary and treasurer may be held by one trustee or separately as the board may determine. The board shall be known as the board of trustees of the New York state soldiers and sailors' home.
§ 61. Powers of trustees. The board of trustees shall have possession of all property belonging to or constituting such