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tions, and to all proceedings by the Attorney-General, in the name of the people of this State, under the laws regulating proceedings against corporations : Except that it shall not apply to corporations or associations having banking powers or power to make insurances, or such as shall be organized under the general manufacturing laws of this State.

$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap.173.
AN AOT to amend chapter nine hundred and seven of the

laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, being an act
entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to author-
ize the formation of railroad corporations and to regulate
the same,' passed April two, eighteen hundred and fifty, so
as to permit municipal corporations to aid in the construc-
tion of railroads,” passed May eighteen, eighteen hundred
and sixty-nine.

Passed April 11, 1870; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate anıl Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter nine hundred and seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and to regulate the same,' passed April two, eighteen hundred and fifty, so as to permit municipal corporations to aid in the construction of railroads,” is hereby amended by striking out of said section the words Seneca, Yates and Ontario, wherever the same occur.

§ 2. The provisions of said chapter nine hundred and seven, laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, passed May eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, are hereby made applicable to the counties of Seneca, Yates and Ontario, and to the several towns and incorporated villages within said counties of Seneca, Yates and Ontario.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap.300.

AN AOT to provide for the payment of bonds of towns, vil

lages and other municipal corporations.

Passed April 20, 1870; three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate ana Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. In all cases where bonds of any town, village or other municipal corporation may have been or shall hereafter be issued according to law, and in all cases where the payment of the principal or interest of such bonds shall not have been otherwise paid or provided for, the same shall be a charge upon the real and personal property of such town, village or municipal corporation, and shall be assessed, levied, collected and paid in like manner as other debts, obligations and charges against such town, village or municipal corporation, except that in villages the same shall be assessed, levied and collected by the trustees thereof in the following manner: The commissioners of said village, if any there be, who are or have been duly authorized by law to issue said bonds, or if there shall be no commissioners, then the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall, on or before the first day of January of each year, prepare and file with the clerk of the said village corporation a detailed statement of the amount of bonds which may have been issued by said village, or which may be a charge upon

the

same, with the amount of principal and interest which may have become due, or which shall become due during the succeeding year, and such amount of principal and interest which shall be already due, or which shall become due during such succeeding year, shall be by the trustees of said village assessed and levied upon the taxable property of said village, and collected with the other taxes which shall be collected from time to time for village purposes; and whenever, through inadvertence, neglect or other cause, any portion of the principal or interest due as aforesaid upon such bonds by such municipal corporation shall not have been paid, the same shall be assessed and collected at the first assessment and collection of taxes by such municipal corporation after such failure or omission to pay the same.

8 2. Any commissioner, officer or officers whose duty it shall be to make reports as provided for in the first section of this act, or to make provision for the payment of the principal or interest of such bonds as aforesaid, and who shall fail or refuse to make such report, or to provide for such payment, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding one thousand dollars, nor less than two hundred and fifty dollars, to

be sued for and recovered by the holder of any of the aforesaid bonds or obligations.

8 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 506. AN AOT to facilitate the payment of taxes by railroad com

panies.

Passed April 28, 1870; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of supervisors of the several counties of this State (except New York and Kings counties), within five days after the makina vut or issuing of the annual tax warrants by the board of supervisors of their respective counties, to prepare and deliver to the county treasurer a statement showing the title of all railroad corporations in such county, as appears on the last assessment roll of the towns or cities in such county, the valuation of the property, real and personal, of such corporation in each town or city, and the amount of tax assessed or levied on such valuation in each town or city in their county.

82. Any railroad company heretofore organized under the laws of this State, or that may be hereafter organized, may, within thirty days after the receipt of such statement by the county treasurer, pay the amount of tax so assessed or levied on their property, with one per cent fees on said tax, to the county treasurer, who is hereby authorized and directed to receive such amounts and to give proper receipt therefor.

§ 3. In case any railroad company shall fail to pay such tax within said thirty days, it shall be the duty of the county treasurer to notify the collector of all towns or cities in their county, in which said company is assessed, of such failure to pay said tax, and upon receipt of such notice it shall be the duty of such collector to collect said tax in the manner now provided by law, together with five per cent fees; but no town or city collector shall collect any tax levied or assessed upon the property of any railroad company in said counties by the supervisors of the county until the receipt of such notice from the county treasurer.

§ 4. The several amounts of tax so received by the county treasurer, of and from railroad companies, shall be placed to the credit of the town or city, for or on account of which the same was levied or as

sessed, and to the credit of the fund or funds to which the same is now or shall be hereafter pledged or appropriated by law, and the one per cent fees also paid shall be plaoed to the credit of the collector of said city or town; and in case such amounts shall exceed the sum due from said town or city, the surplus shall, on demand, be paid to the supervisor of said town or city, who shall receive, hold and disburse the same as if received from the collector of said town or city.

$5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent any railroad company from paying their tax to the collector of towns or cities as now provided by law, nor shall the provisions of this act be construed to repeal, or in any manner interfere with the provisions of chapter nine hundred and seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.

8 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 507. AN ACT to define the powers of commissioners appointed

under chapter pine hundred and seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, bonding municipalities to aid in the construction of railroads.

Passed April 28, 1870; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. It shall be competent for any corporation, in and to the construction of whose railroad bonds shall have been authorized to be issued by any municipal corporation in this State, to enter into any agreement with the commissioners appointed to issue said bonds, limiting and defining the times when and the proportions in which said bonds or their proceeds shall be delivered to said corporation, and the place or places where and the purposes for which said bonds or their proceeds shall be applied or used, and any such agreement in writing, duly executed by such corporation and a majority of such commissioners, shall, in all courts or places, be valid and effectual. And such commissioners shall not be compelled by any court to deliver such bonds or their proceeds to such corporation, until such agreement shall be executed if required by them.

8 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 636. AN AOT to provide for the better protection of life and safety of property transported on the several railroads of this State.

Passed May 5, 1870 : three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. No person shall be employed as an engineer by any officer or agent acting for or in behalf of either of the railroads of this State, who cannot read the printed time tables and ordinary handwriting

§ 2. No person shall run an engine on a regular or special train upon either of the railroads of this State who cannot read printed time tables and ordinary handwriting.

$ 3. Any person offending against the provisions of this act shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and punishable for each offense by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or six months' imprisonment in a county jail, in the discretion of the court having cognizance of the offense.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 789. AN AOT to amend chapter nine hundred and seven of the

laws of eighteen huudred and sixty-nine, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same,' passed April second, eighteen hundred and fifty, so as to permit municipal corporations to aid in the construction of railroads," passed May eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.

Passed May 18, 1870; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of Nero York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Section four of chapter nine hundred and seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 4. It shall be the duty of such commissioner, with all reasonable dispatch, to cause to be made and executed, the bonds of such municipal corporation, attested by the seal of such corporation affixed

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