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entitled "An act to amend the Education Law, in relation to the establishment of courses in the theory and fundamentals of nursery work and gardening in connection with the New York State College of Agriculture, and making an appropriation therefor," ported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed. to.

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On motion of Mr. Hewitt, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Hewitt, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by Mr. Campbell (No. 285, Int. No. 269) entitled "An act to provide for the construction of a bridge over the Barge canal connecting the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda between the counties of Erie and Niagara, and for the construction of approaches thereto, and making an appropriation therefor, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered reprinted. On motion of Mr. Hewitt, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Knight moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1928

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Wm. H. Edwards.

The journal of March 13th was read and approved.

Mr. Brereton introduced a bill (Int. No. 1473) entitled "An act to amend the Civil Service Law, in relation to inspectors of building construction," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on civil service.

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Mr. Hickey introduced a bill (Int. No. 1474) entitled "An act making an additional appropriation for the blind and deafmute institutions of the State,' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Thompson introduced a bill (Int. No. 1475) entitled "An act to amend the Conservation Law, in relation to the transportation and sale of frogs taken in another State or country," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on conservation. Also, a bill (Int. No. 1476) entitled "An act to confer jurisdietion upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the claims of William B. Gibson and Walter Lindsay against the

State for expenses incurred in defense of an action for false imprisonment, and to render judgment therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on general laws.

Mr. Thayer introduced a bill (Int. No. 1477) entitled "An act to legalize all acts and proceedings of the board of village trustees of the village of Massena, Saint Lawrence county, in acquiring real property for public parking and in issuing bonds for such purpose, and making such bonds legal and valid obligations of such village," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Mastick introduced a bill (Int. No. 1478) entitled "An act to amend the Town Law, in relation to the compensation of justices of the peace in the town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties and public highways.

Mr. Antin introduced a bill (Int. No. 1479) entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to payments from the New York city employees' retirement system to the surviving widows of certain contributors thereto who have died. since March first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on pensions.

Mr. Westall introduced a bill (Int. No. 1480) entitled "An act to amend chapter seven hundred and fifty of the Laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled 'An act to incorporate "The Trustees of the Estate Belonging to the Diocese of Long Island" and to authorize said corporation to acquire and hold land for religious, charitable and benevolent purposes,' in relation to the exercise of its powers in fiduciary capacities," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. Also, a bill (Int. No. 1481) entitled "An act to authorize the board of commissioners of the land office to exchange certain lands acquired for parkway connections between Bronx River parkway and the bridge from Peekskill to Bear Mountain in Westchester county for certain other lands in the county of Westchester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Downing introduced a bill (Int. No. 1482) entitled "Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendment to section ten of article eight of the Constitution in relation to the exemption and incurring of indebtedness by the city of New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1483) entitled "An act to amend the Public Service Commission Law, in relation to the plan of re

adjustment provided for in article six thereof, to authorize the creation of the board of transit control and subsidiary corporations, to prescribe its and their duties and powers, to exempt its and their properties, income and securities from taxation and to make such securities legal investments, and to authorize the acquisition and operation of railroads and other transportation facilities, and otherwise," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public service.

Mr. Hewitt introduced a bill (Int. No. 1484) entitled "An act making available for certain State acquisitions of real property and State construction work in the city of Albany a part of the proceeds of bonds sold and to be sold, and formerly ap propriated, for other State construction work, and making appropriations therefor from such proceeds and from the general fund," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On Motion of Mr. Hewitt, and by unanimous consent the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1485) entitled "An act authorizing the creation of a State debt and making an appropriation for the elimination of grade crossings outside the jurisdiction of the transit commission," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Knight introduced a bill (Int. No. 1486) entitled "An act to provide for the acceptance by the State of New York as a gift from Troop M. Club, Incorporated, of a parcel of land located in the village of Geneseo, Livingston county, conveyed to such club by Julia A. Bailey, and the jurisdiction of such land," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 1487) entitled "An act to provide for the acceptance by the State of New York as a gift from Troop M. Club, Incorporated, of a parcel of land located in the village of Geneseo, Livingston county, conveyed to such club by William Butterly and Mary S. Butterly, and the jurisdiction of such land," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Farrell introduced a bill (Int. No. 1488) entitled "An act to amend the Education Law, in relation to prior service of civil employees of the board of education in cities of more than one million inhabitants," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on pensions.

Mr. Baumes introduced a bill (Int. No. 1489) entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the claim of Augustina-Dassori against the State for

damages for personal injury alleged to have been sustained by her through the negligence of a State trooper in negligently operating a motor cycle on the State highway between Goshen and Wawayanda, and to render judgment therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on general laws.

Mr. Sheridan introduced a bill (Int. No. 1490) entitled "An act to amend the Judiciary Law, in relation to the compensation of the presiding justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the first and second departments, and making an appropriation therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Hickey introduced a bill (Int. No. 1491) entitled "An act to provide for elimination of highway-railroad crossings at grade in the city of Buffalo," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public service.

Mr. Dunnigan introduced a bill (Int. No. 1492) entitled "An act to amend the Civil Practice Act, in relation to the granting of discretionary stays in summary proceedings to recover possession of real property," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Freiberg introduced a bill (Int. No. 1493) entitled "An act to amend chapter three hundred and forty-eight of the Laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, entitled 'An act to create a commission for the purpose of making a study and a comprehensive survey of the port of Buffalo and the Niagara frontier district. to determine the feasibility of the creation and establishment of a port authority to be known as the Buffalo and Niagara frontier port authority, which port authority shall have power and authority over the development, control and operation of port facilities within the district,' generally," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Freiberg, and by unanimous consent, the rules. were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill (No. 1675, Rec. 384) entitled "An act to amend the Personal Property Law and the Decedent Estate Law, in relation to investment of trust funds in the shares of a savings and loan association," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill (No. 1546, Rec. No. 385) entitled "An act to amend chapter eighty-seven of the Laws of eighteen hundred and ninetythree, entitled 'An act to amend chapter three hundred and thirtyfive of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Ogdensburg," and the acts amending the same,' in relation to sales of real estate for unpaid taxes,' [SENATE JOURNAL] 108

which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Thayer, and by unanimous consent, said bill was substituted for Senate bill (No. 1157, Int. No. 1029), now on the order of third reading.

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Also, a bill (No. 1912, Rec. No. 386) entitled "An act to amend the Civil Practice Act, in relation to an action by one joint tortfeasor against another, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill (No. 1886, Rec. No. 387) entitled "An act to amend chapter three hundred and sixty-five of the Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, entitled 'An act to provide for the indexing and reindexing of conveyances, mortgages and other instruments relating to lands and liens thereon in the county of Kings,' in relation to the destruction of obsolete documents and records," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns, counties and public highways.

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

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the Senate and Assembly meet in joint assembly Tuesday, March 20th at twelve o'clock noon for the purpose of comparing journals in relation to the election of a member of the Council of Agriculture and Markets in place of Donald Woodward of LeRoy, county of Genesee, eighth judicial district, resigned, whose term of office would have expired on the first day of April, eighteen hundred and thirty-six.

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 the message that the Senate has concurred in the passage of the same.

The Assembly returned the Assembly bill (No. 1617, Senate reprint No. 1451, Rec. No. 254) entitled "An act to amend the General Business Law, in relation to the sale of tickets of admission to theatres and places of amusement," with a message that it has concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.

Mr. Kirkland, from the committee on agriculture, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Witter (No. 1882, Rec. No. 360) entitled "An act to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law, in relation to licensing dogs," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee on finance.

Mr. Kirkland, from the committee on agriculture, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Stephens (No. 1799, Rec. No. 382) entitled "An act to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law, in relation to the sale of farm produce on commission," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which

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