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§ 5. That any violation of any of the above sections two, three, and four shall be prosecuted in any court having jurisdiction of crimes within the district in which said violation was committed, or from, through, or into which any such woman or girl may have been carried or transported as a passenger in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or the District of Columbia, contrary to the provisions of any of said
§ 6. That for the purpose of regulating and preventing the transportation in foreign commerce of alien women and girls for purposes of prostitution and debauchery, and in pursuance of and for the purpose of carrying out the terms of the agreement or project of arrangement for the suppression of the white-slave traffic, adopted July twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and two, for submission to their respective governments by the delegates of various powers represented at the Paris conference and confirmed by a formal agreement signed at Paris on May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and four, and adhered to by the United States on June sixth, nineteen hundred and eight, as shown by the proclamation of the President of the United States, dated June fifteenth, nineteen hundred and eight, the Commissioner-General of Immigration is hereby designated as the authority of the United States to receive and centralize information concerning the procuration of alien women and girls with a view to their debauchery, and to exercise supervision over such alien women and girls, receive their declarations, establish their identity, and ascertain from them who induced them to leave their native countries, respectively; and it shall be the duty of said Commissioner-General of Immigration to receive and keep on file in his office the statements and declarations which may be made by such alien women and girls, and those which are hereinafter required pertaining to such alien women and girls engaged in prostitution or debauchery in this country, and to furnish receipts for such statements and declarations provided for in this Act to the persons, respectively, making and filing them.
Every person who shall keep, maintain, control, support, or harbor in any house or place for the purpose of prostitution, or
for any other immoral purpose, any alien woman or girl within three years after she shall have entered the United States from any country, party to the said arrangement for the suppression of the white-slave traffic, shall file with the Commissioner-General of Immigration a statement in writing setting forth the name of such alien woman or girl, the place at which she is kept, and all facts as to the date of her entry into the United States, the port through which she entered, her age, nationality, and parentage, and concerning her procuration to come to this country within the knowledge of such person, and any person who shall fail within thirty days after such person shall commence to keep, maintain, control, support, or harbor in any house or place for the purpose of prostitution, or for any other immoral purpose, any alien woman or girl within three years after she shall have entered the United States from any of the countries, party to the said arrangement for the suppression of the white-slave traffic, to file such statement concerning such alien woman or girl with the Commissioner-General of Immigration, or who shall knowingly and willfully state falsely or fail to disclose in such statement any fact within his knowledge or belief with reference to the age, nationality, or parentage of any such alien woman or girl, or concerning her procuration to come to this country, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.
In any prosecution brought under this section, if it appear that any such statement required is not on file in the office of the Commissioner-General of Immigration, the person whose duty it shall be to file such statement shall be presumed to have failed to file said statement, as herein required, unless such person or persons shall prove otherwise. No person shall be excused from furnishing the statement, as required by this section, on the ground or for the reason that the statement so required by him, or the information therein contained, might tend to criminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture, but no person shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture under any
law of the United States for or on account of any transaction, matter, or thing concerning which he may truthfully report in such statement, as required by the provisions of this section.
§ 7. That the term "Territory," as used in this Act, shall include the district of Alaska, the insular possessions of the United States, and the Canal Zone. The word "person," as used in this Act, shall be construed to import both the plural and the singular, as the case demands, and shall include corporations, companies, societies, and associations. When construing and enforcing the provisions of this Act, the act, omission, or failure of any officer, agent, or other person, acting for or employed by any other person or by any corporation, company, society, or association within the scope of his employment or office, shall in every case be also deemed to be the act, omission, or failure of such other person, or of such company, corporation, society, or association, as well as that of the person himself.
§ 8. That this Act shall be known and referred to as the "White-slave traffic Act."
Approved, June 25, 1910.
AN ACT in relation to the insane, constituting chapter twentyseven of the Consolidated Laws.
Chapter 32, Laws of 1909, as amended by chapters 155, 157, 240 of the Laws of 1909; chapters 57, 111, 289, 310, 329, 389, 604, 608 of the Laws of 1910; chapters 719, 768 of the Laws of 1911; chapters 43, 59, 121 of the Laws of 1912; chapters 526, 542, 626 of the Laws of 1913; chapters 306, 307 of the Laws of 1914, and chapters 293, 468, 503, 549 and 618 of the Laws of 1915.
Article 1. Short title: definitions (§§ 1, 2).
2. State hospital commission (§§ 3-20).
3. Institutions for the care, treatment and custody of the insane (§§ 40-66).
4. Commitment, custody and discharge of the insane (§§ 80-99).
5. Matteawan state hospital for insane criminals (§§ 110
Article 6. Dannemora state hospital for insane convicts (§§ 140
7. Psychiatric institute (§§ 170-176).
8. Laws repealed; when to take effect (§§ 190, 191).
Short Title; Definitions.
Section 1. Short title.
§ 1. Short title. This chapter shall be known as the "Insanity Law."
§ 2. Definitions. Poor person. The term "poor person," when used in this chapter, means a person who is unable to maintain himself and having no one legally liable and able to maintain him.
The term "indigent person," when used in this chapter, means one who has not sufficient property to support himself while insane, and the members of his family lawfully dependent upon him for support.
Institution. The term "institution," when used in this chapter, means any hospital, asylum, building, buildings, house or retreat, authorized by law to have the care, treatment or custody of the insane.
Commission. The term "commission," when used in this chapter means the state commission in lunacy, designated as the state hospital commission.
Patient. The term "patient," when used in this chapter, means an insane person committed to an institution according to the provisions of this chapter.
(As amended by chapter 121 of the Laws of 1912.)
State Hospital Commission.
Section 3. Appointment, qualifications, terms of office and salaries of commissioners.
4. Office and clerical force of commission; medical
Section 5. Official seal and execution of papers. 6. General powers.
7. General powers as to state hospitals.
8. Official visits.
9. Visitation and inspection of certain institutions. 10. Regulations and forms.
11. Annual report.
12. State hospital districts; how defined.
13. Change of hospital districts and reassignment of
14. Record of medical examiners.
15. Record of patients.
16. Institutions to furnish information to commission.
17. Commission to provide for the prospective wants of the insane.
18. Hospital attorneys.
19. Board of alienists for examination of insane, idiotic, imbecile and epileptic immigrants, alien and nonresident insane; power and duties.
§ 3. Appointment, qualifications, terms of office and salaries of commissioners. There shall continue to be a state commission in lunacy, to be designated the state hospital commission, consisting of three members, to be designated state hospital commissioners, all of whom shall be citizens of this state. One of them shall be a reputable physician, a graduate of an incorporated medical college, of at least ten years' experience in the actual practice of his profession, who has had five years' actual experience in the care and treatment of the insane in an institution for the insane. One of such commissioners shall be a reputable attorney and counsellor-at-law in the courts of this state of not less than ten years' standing. The third commissioner shall be a reputable citizen. The medical commissioner shall receive an annual salary of seven thousand five hundred dollars, and twelve hundred dollars in lieu of his traveling and incidental expenses, payable semi-monthly. Each of the other commissioners shall receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars, and twelve hundred dollars, in lieu of his