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Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 29, Int. No. 30) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to misconduct of Public Service Commissioners, Transit Commissioners, and their employees," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 46, Int. No. 47) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to unlawful acts and neglect of duty by railroad officials," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 22, Int. No. 23) entitled "An act to amend the Public Health Law and the Town Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to powers and duties of the Department and Superintendent of Public Works," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 35, Int. No. 36) entitled "An act to amend the Public Officers Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to vacancies filled by Legislature," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 24, Int. No. 25) entitled "An act to amend the Public Officers Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to filling vacancies in office of officers appointed by Governor and Senate," reported in favor of the passage of same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 40, Int. No. 41) entitled "An act to amend the Public Officers Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to removals of public officers appointed by the Governor," reported in favor pof the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by

the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 41, Int. 42) entitled "An act to amend the Public Officers Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to resignation by public officers," reported in favor of the passage of same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 31, Int. No. 32) entitled "An act to amend chapter five hundred and fifty of the Laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen, entitled 'An act to provide for the institution of the New York battlefields commission for the battlefields of Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Antietam,' to conform to the State Departments Law," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 47, Int. No. 48) entitled "An act to amend the State Departments Law, in relation to construction of provisions of law referring to departmental action," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 37, Int. No. 38) entitled "An act to amend the State Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to land in the city of Buffalo," reported in favor of the passage of same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pitcher, from the committee on reorganization of State departments, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by the Committee on Reorganization of State Departments (No. 26, Int. No. 27) entitled "An act to repeal chapter eight hundred and twelve of the Laws of nineteen hundred and twelve, relating to farm and industrial colony for tramps and vagrants," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Webb offered a resolution in the words following:

Whereas, We believe it the duty of the State of New York to to do all within its power to encourage the progress of civil and commercial aviation and to contribute such facilities as may be needed for air defenses of the nation in time of war; and

Whereas, Such encouragement and contribution to civil, commercial and military aviation rest in the establishing of clearly defined, well marked airways; in the construction of properly designed airports and in providing adequate emergency landing fields for aircraft;

Now, therefore, be it Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That there be, and hereby is, constituted a joint legislative committee, to consist of three members of the Senate, to be appointed by the Temporary President of the Senate, and five members of the Assembly, to be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, to make a comprehensive study of the needs and requirements of the State of New York, its municipalities and other subdivisions of government with respect to aviation development; that such committee be authorized to sit and hold hearings, both within and without the State, to choose from its members a chairman, to employ counsel, necessary stenographic, clerical and other assistants and otherwise have all the powers conferred by law upon legislative committees, including the power to subpoena witnesses, administer oaths and take testimony; and such committee may consult with Mr. F. Trubee Davison, assistant secretary of war, and Mr. William P. MacCracken, Jr., assistant secretary of commerce, accept their services in an advisory capacity, and invite their attendance at its meetings; and

Be it further Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That such committee submit a report and recommendations based upon its findings to the Legislature on or before February first, nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, and that the expenses necessarily incurred by said committee, not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), shall be paid from the money appropriated for the contingent expenses of the Legislature, upon vouchers audited and approved as prescribed by law.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Hewitt offered a resolution in the words following:

Resolved, That two thousand additional copies of Senate bill (Int. No. 2, Printed No. 2) entitled "An act creating a temporary commission to investigate the subject of reforestration and making an appropriation therefor"; and two thousand additional copies. of Senate bill (Int. No. 3, Printed No. 3) entitled "Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendment to Article 7 of the Constitution, in relation to the creation annually for twenty years of a debt or debts of the State to provide moneys for the acquisition and reforestration of nurseries therefor, be printed at a total cost not exceeding ten dollars.

Further Resolved, That such copies be delivered to the Senate document room and be available for general distribution throughout the State.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Mr. Feld moved that the committee on affairs of cities be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (Int. No. 67, Int. No. 67) entitled "An act to amend the New York City Municipal Court Code, in relation to change of boundaries of the seventh district in the borough of Manhattan, and providing for an additional district in said borough, and for justices in said additional district."

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

Mr. Feld moved to strike out the enacting clause.

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

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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1928

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

The journal of January 11th was read and approved.

Mr. J. F. Williams introduced a bill (Int. No. 154) entitled "An act to amend the Conservation Law, in relation to special licenses to take deer," 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. 155) entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the claim of John H. Bentley and Martha M. Bentley against the State for damages to property alleged to have been sustained through the negligence of the State, its officers, agents and employees while burning grass along State highway number founteen. hundred and twenty-one, in the town of Petersburgh, Rensselaer county, 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. Knight introduced a bill (Int. No. 156) entitled "An act to amend the Tax Law, in relation to fees of collector of returned taxes in Wyoming county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on taxation and retrenchment.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 157) entitled "An act to amend the State Charities Law, in relation to the State Agricultural and Industrial School at Industry," 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. 158) entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the claim of Richard W. White, and his successors and assigns, against the State of New York for damages to real property alleged to have been sustained by the negligence of the State, its officers, servants or employees in the pollution of Keshequa creek near Craig Colony, 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 general laws.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 159) entitled "An act to amend the Lien Law, in relation to correcting a manifest error in section fortyfour thereof," 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. Webb moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 19, Int. No. 20) entitled "An act to amend the Agriculture and Markets Law to conform to the State Departments Law, in relation to the use and sale of farm machinery and repealing chapter sixty-four of the Laws of nineteen hundred and nineteen and the acts amendatory thereof, in relation to the State Food Commission," and that said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee of the whole.

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

Mr. Webb moved that the committee of the whole be discharged. from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 35, Int. No. 36) entitled "An act to amend the Public Officers Law to conform to the State Departments Law in relation to vacancies filled by Legislature," and that said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee of the whole.

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

Mr. Webb moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 26, Int. No. 27) entitled "An act to repeal chapter eight hundred and twelve of the Laws of nineteen hundred and twelve, relating to farm and industrial colony for tramps and vagrants," that the said bill be amended, the title being amended to read as follows: "An act to repeal chapter eight hundred and twelve of the Laws of nineteen hundred and eleven, relating to farm and industrial colony for tramps and vagrants," and that the same be reprinted and recommitted to the committee of the whole.

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

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.

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