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moneys received daily, the names of the persons from whom received, and the particular tax or assessment, subject or department for which such sums were paid, and the interest, penalty or fee, if any, paid thereon, and such book or books shall be public records and shall be open during office hours to public inspection to any taxpayer in such town. Within twenty-four hours after receiving the same, he shall deposit all sums of money received and collected by him in such bank or banks as may be designated from time to time by the town board. All moneys deposited by such receiver1 so belonging to the town shall be paid to the supervisor2 and disbursed by him on his check as such supervisors upon proper order of the town board.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 161.

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to claims for damages resulting from defective highways.

Became a law April 8, 1918, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

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

Section 1. Section seventy-six of chapter thirty of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to highways, constituting chapter twenty-five of the consolidated laws," is hereby amended to read as follows:

8 76. Audit of damages without action. The town board of any town may audit as a town charge, in the same manner as other town charges are audited, any one claim not exceeding five hundred dollars, for damages to person or property, heretofore or hereafter sustained by reason of defective highways or bridges in the town, if in their judgment it be for the interest of the town so to do; but no claim shall be so audited unless it shall have been presented to the supervisor and town clerk1a of the town within ninety days after it accrued, nor if any action thereon shall be barred by the statute of limitations. The

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town board may also audit any unpaid judgment heretofore or hereafter recovered against a town superintendent for any such damages, if such town board shall be satisfied that he acted in good faith, and the defect causing such damage did not exist because of the negligence or misconduct of the superintendent against whom such judgment shall have been recovered.

amended by

§ 2. Section seventy-four of such chapter, as amended by chap- § 74, as ter three hundred and eighty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred L. 1913, and thirteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

74. Liability of town for defective highways. Every town shall be liable for all damages to persons or property sustained by reason of any defect in its highways or bridges, existing because of the neglect of any town superintendent of such town. No action shall be maintained against any town to recover such damages, unless a verified statement of the cause of action, including the time and place at which such injury is alleged to have been received, shall have been filed with the town clerk and supervisor3 of the town within ninety days after the cause of action accrued. And no such action shall be commenced until fifteen days after the service of such statement.

ch. 368, amended.

§ 3. This act shall take effect September first, nineteen hun In effect dred and eighteen.

Sept. 1, 1918.

Chap. 162.

AN ACT to legalize and confirm a bond and mortgage given by the trustees of Neahtawanta Lodge, number two hundred and forty-five, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Fulton, New York, to the Fulton Savings Bank, and the acts and proceedings of said lodge and the trustees thereof.

Became a law April 8, 1918, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

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

mortgage

Section 1. The bond and mortgage, bearing date the eleventh Bond and day of January, nineteen hundred and eighteen, executed by James legalized. A. Merton, George A. Rappole and Frank L. Sears as trustees of Neahtawanta Lodge, number two hundred and forty-five, Inde

Words "ninety days" substituted for words "six months."

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Mortgage validated.

mortgaged described.

pendent Order of Odd Fellows, of Fulton, New York, to the Fulton Savings Bank to secure the payment of the sum of six thousand three hundred twenty-five dollars and interest, for the exclusive purpose of raising money to pay an indebtedness incurred to pay for the real estate described in said mortgage purchased and held by said trustees and for the improvement thereof, are hereby legalized and confirmed; all the acts and proceedings of said lodge and the trustees thereof relating to the execution and delivery of said bond and mortgage are hereby legalized and confirmed notwithstanding any defect, irregularity or want of statutory authority for such acts and proceedings and said mortgage is hereby declared to be a valid and subsisting lien upon the real estate deReal estate scribed therein as follows: All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the city of Fulton, county of Oswego and state of New York, and in that part of said city which was formerly the village of Fulton, being parts of lots numbers two, three, eight and nine · of block twenty-three of said village, bounded and described as follows: Beginning in the south line of said lot eight at a point eight feet easterly from the southwest corner of said lot; running thence northerly on a line parallel with the westerly line of said lot eight to the northerly line thereof; thence westerly along said northerly line eight feet to the southwesterly corner of said lot two; thence northerly along the westerly line of said lot two thirtyfive feet; thence easterly on a line parallel with the northerly line of Oneida street one hundred thirty-six feet to the easterly line of said lot three; thence southerly along the same to the southeasterly corner of said lot three; thence westerly along the southerly line of said lot three eight feet; thence southerly along a line parallel with the easterly line of said lot nine and eight feet westerly therefrom to the southerly line of said lot nine; thence westerly along the southerly line of said lots nine and eight to the place of beginning.

Pending actions.

§ 2. This act shall not affect any action or proceeding now pending in any court.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 163.

AN ACT to incorporate the general board of religious education.

Became a law April 8, 1918, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

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

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Section 1. Daniel S. Tuttle and his successors in the office Corporof presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America; William E. Gardner and his successors in the office of general secretary of The General Board of Religious Education hereby incorporated; Thomas F. Gailor, Charles P. Anderson, Edwin S. Lines, Edward M. Parker, Ethelbert Talbot, Theodore I. Reese, Frank A. McElwain, James Wise, Lester Bradner, Carlton P. Mills, Charles H. II. Young, Harry P. Nichols, George G. Bartlett, Anson Phelps Stokes, Charles H. Boynton, Llewellyn N. Caley, Mercer P. Logan, John H. McKenzie, Edward L. Parsons, Robert H. Gardiner, William Fellowes Morgan, Harper Sibley, George Zabriskie, H. C. Theopold, and such other persons as hereafter shall constitute the the* General Board of Religious Education of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, shall be and hereby are created a corporation by the name of The General Board of Corporate Religious Education, and as such shall have power to purchase, powers. take by gift, grant, devise or bequest, and hold, real and personal property, to such an amount and yielding such income, and subject to such other restrictions as from time to time shall be prescribed by law with regard to charitable corporations organized under the general laws of this state; and to sell, mortgage, lease and otherwise dispose of the same at their will and pleasure; and to carry on, develop and supervise educational work in connection with the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, subject to any regulations or directions which may be imposed upon them by canon or otherwise by the general convention of the said church; and to apply their property and the avails thereof for the benefit and advantage of such work; and to take by gift, grant, devise or bequest Gifts: and to hold real and personal property upon such trusts in furtherance of their educational work as the donors or grantors

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trusts.

Members,

how appointed; president.

By-laws.

Places of meetings.

Privileges, etc. of charitable corpora

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thereof may prescribe, and at their pleasure when not inconsistent with such trusts to sell or otherwise dispose of the same holding the proceeds upon the same trusts.

§ 2. The members of the said corporation other than the presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, who shall always be a member and the president thereof, shall be appointed by or under the authority of the said general convention.

3. The said corporation shall have power to make, amend and repeal by-laws for the management of its affairs, provided the same shall not be inconsistent with the constitution or canons or other regulations of the said general convention, or with the constitution and laws of this state; and the said corporation shall have the right to hold its meetings either in this state or at any place or places in the United States which from time to time may be appointed for that purpose.

§ 4. The said corporation shall be a charitable corporation, and shall possess and be entitled to all such powers, benefits, exemptions, con- tions from taxation, and other privileges or advantages as now are, or hereafter shall be, conferred by law upon charitable corporations. It shall be subject to visitation by the supreme court, for like causes, and under the like conditions, as from time to time shall be prescribed by law with regard to charitable corporations of this state. It shall deposit a copy of its annual printed report in the state library.

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report.

5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 164.

AN ACT reappropriating an unexpended balance for the purpose of the construction and improvement of public highways. Became a law April 8, 1918, with the approval of the Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

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

Section 1. The sum of four hundred and sixty-five thousand eight hundred and seventy-four dollars and fifty-six cents ($465,874.56), being the unexpended balance of the appropriation made by chapter five hundred and twenty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred and fourteen and reappropriated by chapter six hundred and forty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred and sixteen, to be expended for the construction and improvement of public high

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