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Inferior local courts.

Children's

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8 18. Inferior local courts of civil and criminal jurisdiction may be established by the legislature, but no inferior local court hereafter created shall be a court of record. Except as herein provided the legislature shall not hereafter confer upon any inferior or local court of its creation, any equity jurisdiction or any greater jurisdiction in other respects than is conferred upon county courts by or under this article. The legislature may establish children's courts, and courts of domestic relations, as separate courts, or as parts of existing courts or courts hereafter to be created, and may confer upon them such jurisdiction as may be necessary for the correction, protection, guardianship and disposition of delinquent, neglected or dependent minors, and for the punishment and correction of adults responsible for or contributing to such delinquency, neglect or dependency, and to compel the support of a wife, child or poor relative by persons legally chargeable therewith who abandon or neglect to support any of them. In conferring such jurisdiction the legislature shall provide that whenever a child is committed to an institution or is placed in the custody of any person by parole, placing out, adoption or guardianship, it shall be so committed or placed, when practicable, to an institution governed by persons, or in the custody of a person, of the same religious persuasion as the child. In the exercise of such jurisdiction such courts may hear and determine such causes, with or without a jury, cxcept those involving a felony. Except as herein otherwise provided, all judicial officers shall be elected or appointed at such times and in such manner as the legislature may direct.

Referred to § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing ture chosen amendment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next election of general election of senators and in conformity with section one of article fourteen of the constitution be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

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Concurrent Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION of the Senate and Assembly Proposed proposing an amendment to section seven of article seven of the constitution, in relation to the forest preserve.

Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section seven of article seven of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

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7. The lands of the state, now owned or hereafter acquired, Forest constituting the forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or exchanged, or to be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber thereon be sold, removed or destroyed. Noth- Highway Noth-Highway ing contained in this section shall prevent the state from construct-" ing a state highway from Saranac Lake in Franklin county to Long Lake in Hamilton county and thence to Old Forge in Herkimer county by way of Blue Mountain lake and Raquette lake.

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The legislature may by laws provide for the use of not Storage exceeding three per centum of such lands for the following pur-water poses: for the construction and maintenance of reservoirs for transmis municipal water supply, for the canals of the state and to regulate the flow of streams, and may further provide for the development of water power and for rights of way for electric transmission lines, all of which are hereby declared to be public uses. Such reservoirs, water power and transmission lines shall be constructed, owned and controlled by the state, but such work shall not be undertaken until after the boundaries and high flow lines thereof shall have been accurately surveyed and fixed, and after public notice, hearing and determination that such lands are required for such public uses. The expense of any such improvements shall be apportioned on the public and private property and municipalities benefited to the extent of the benefits received. Any such reservoir shall always be operated by the state and the legislature shall provide for a charge upon the property and municipalities benefited for a reasonable return to the state upon the value of the rights and property of the state used or leased'

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and the services of the state rendered in the construction, control and operation of said reservoirs, water powers and transmission lines, which charge shall be fixed for terms of not exceeding ten years. 10 Any such water power may be leased for terms of not exceeding ten years. Unsanitary conditions shall not be created or continued by any such public works. A violation of any of the provisions of this section may be restrained at the suit of the people or, with the consent of the supreme court in appellate division, on notice to the attorney-general at the suit of any citizen.

Referred to § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing ture chosen amendment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next election of general election of senators and, in conformity with section one of article fourteen of the constitution, be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

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Proposed amendment to

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Canals not to be sold or other

wise disposed of; certain

canals excepted.

STATE OF NEW YORK,

IN SENATE,

Apr. 20, 1920.

The foregoing resolution Was duly
passed, a majority of all the Senators
elected voting in favor thereof.
By order of the Senate,
HARRY C. WALKER,

President.

STATE OF NEW YORK,
IN ASSEMBLY,

Apr. 23, 1920. The foregoing resolution was duly passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Assembly voting in favor thereof.

By order of the Assembly,
THADDEUS C. SWEET,
Speaker.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendment to section eight of article seven of the constitution, in relation to a certain portion of the Erie canal. Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section eight of article seven of the constitution be amended to read as follows: § 8. The legislature shall not sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the Erie canal, the Oswego canal, the Champlain canal, the Cayuga and Seneca canal, or the Black River canal; but they shall remain the property of the state and under its management forever. The prohibition of lease, sale or other disposition herein contained, shall not apply to the canal known as the Main and Hamburg street canal, situated in the city of Buffalo, and which extends easterly from the westerly line of Main street to the west

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erly line of Hamburg street, nor to that portion of the existing Erie canal in the city of Utica between the westerly line of Schuyler street and the easterly line of Third street, provided that a flow of sufficient water from Schuyler street to Third street to feed that portion of the canal east of Third street be maintained; 'nor shall such prohibition apply to that portion of the existing Erie canal in the county of Herkimer between the easterly portion of the village of Mohawk and the county boundary line between the counties of Herkimer and Oneida. All funds Disposi that may be derived from any lease, sale or other disposition of funds. any canal shall be applied to the improvement, superintendence or repair of the remaining portion of the canals.

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§ 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing Referred to amendment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next ture chosen general election of senators and in conformity with section one of election of article fourteen of the constitution be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

STATE OF NEW YORK,

IN ASSEMBLY,

Mar. 11, 1920.

This bill was duly passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Assembly voting in favor thereof, threefifths being present.

By order of the Assembly,
THADDEUS C. SWEET,

Speaker.

STATE OF NEW YORK,
IN SENATE,

Apr. 15, 1920.
This bill was duly passed, a majority
of all the Senators elected voting in
favor thereof, three-fifths being present.
By order of the Senate,
HARRY C. WALKER,
President.

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION of the Senate and Assembly Proposed proposing an amendment to section eight of article seven of the ment to constitution, in relation to a certain portion of the Erie canal. art. 7, § 8. Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section eight of article seven of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

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§ 8. The legislature shall not sell, lease or otherwise dispose canals not of the Erie canal, the Oswego canal, the Champlain canal, the or otherCayuga and Seneca canal, or the Black River canal; but they shall posed of; remain the property of the state and under its management for- canals The prohibition of lease, sale or other disposition herein excepted. contained, shall not apply to the canal known as the Main and Hamburg street canal, situated in the city of Buffalo, and which extends easterly from the westerly line of Main street to the westerly line of Hamburg street, nor to that portion of the existing

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Erie canal between Rome and Mohawk.1 All funds that may be derived from any lease, sale or other disposition of any canal shall be applied to the improvement, superintendence or repair of the remaining portion of the canals.

Referred to § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of senators and in conformity with section one of article fourteen of the constitution be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

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Proposed

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Counties,

cities,

villages not

loan money

or credit:

limitation

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edness.

STATE OF NEW YORK,

IN ASSEMBLY,

Apr. 15, 1920.

This bill was duly passed, a majority
of all the members elected to the
Assembly voting in favor thereof, three-
fifths being present.

By order of the Assembly,
THADDEUS C. SWEET,

Speaker.

STATE OF NEW YORK,
IN SENATE,

Apr. 23, 1920.
This bill was duly passed, a majority
of all the Senators elected voting in
favor thereof, three-fifths being present.
By order of the Senate,
HARRY C. WALKER,
President.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendment to section ten of article eight of the constitution, in relation to the amount to be raised by tax for county or city purposes in certain counties and cities.

Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section ten of article eight of the constitution be amended to read as follows: 10. No county, city, town or village shall hereafter give any towns and money or property, or loan its money or credit to or in aid of any to give or individual, association or corporation, or become directly or indirectly the owner of stock in, or bonds of, any association or corporation; nor shall any such county, city, town or village be allowed to incur any indebtedness except for county, city, town or village purposes. This section shall not prevent such county, city, town or village from making such provision for the aid or support of its poor as may be authorized by law. No county or city shall be allowed to become indebted for any purpose or in any manner to an amount which, including existing indebtedness, shall exceed ten per centum of the assessed valuation of the real estate of such county or city subject to taxation, as it appeared by the assessment rolls of said county or city on the last assessment for

1 Words "between Rome and Mohawk" substituted for words "in the city of Utica between the westerly line of Schuyler street and the easterly line of Third street, provided that a flow of sufficient water from Schuyler street to Third street to feed that portion of the canal east of Third street be maintained."

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