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Regulating the rate of interest on money.

The opening and conducting of elections or designating places of voting.

Creating, increasing or decreasing fees, percentage or allowances of public officers, during the term for which said officers are elected or appointed.

Granting to any corporation, association or individual the right to lay down railroad tracks.

Granting to any private corporation, association or individual any exclusive privilege, immunity or franchise whatever.

Granting to any person, association, firm or corporation, an exemption from taxation on real or personal property.

Providing for building bridges, and chartering companies for such purposes, except on the Hudson river below Waterford, and on the East river, or over the waters forming a part of the boundaries of the state.

The legislature shall pass general laws providing for the cases enumerated in this section, and for all other cases which in its judgment may be provided for by general laws. But no law shall authorize the construction or operation of a street railroad except upon the condition that the consent of the owners of onihalf in value of the property bounded on, and the consent also) of the local authorities having the control of that portion of a street or highway upon which it is proposed to construct or op. erate such railroad be first obtained, or in case the consent of such property owners cannot be obtained, the appellate division of the supreme court, in the department in which it is proposed to be constructed, may, upon application, appoint three com missioners who shall determine, after a hearing of all parties interested, whether such railroad ought to be constructed or operated, and their determination, confirmed by the court, may be taken in lieu of the consent of the property owners.

$ 2. Resolved (if the senate concur), that the foregoing amend ment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of senators, and that in conformity to section one, article fourteen of the constitution, it be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

"An act to amend chapter 376 of the Laws of 1896, entitled 'An act relating to Domestic Commerce Law, constituting chapter 34 of the general laws,' in relation to auctions and auctioneers ” (No. 2116, Rec. No. 588), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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"An act empowering the Comptroller of the city of New York to cancel the assessment laid upon the real estate of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of North New York, in the city of New York, for the paving of East One Hundred and Forty-first street, between Willis and Brook avenues, in the city of New York” (No. 1980, Rec. No. 589), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Mitchell, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

"An act to legalize, ratify and confirm certain bonds of the village of Windsor issued in pursuance of a special election held on the 30th day of August, 1898, for the purchase and improvement of a system of water works for such village" (No. 2144, Rec. No. 590), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Said bill was then read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ahearn Davis GA Graney Marshall Ramsperger
Ambler Donnelly

Havens Martin Rice
Armstrong Ellsworth Higgins McCarren Sherwood
Brackett Elsberg Humphrey Mitchell Stranahan
Brown

Featherson Johnson Munzinger Sullivan
Chahoon Feeter

Krum

Norton Thornton
Coffey Foley

La Roche Parsons Wagner
Coggeshall Ford

Mackey Plunkitt Wilcox
Cullen
Goodsell Malby

Raines

Willis
Davis DF

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same. "An act in relation to the drainage of agricultural lands” (No. 2106, Rec. No. 591), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill No. 2066) entitled “An act to amend chapter 26 of the Laws of 1885, entitled 'An act to revise; amend and consolidate the several acts in relation to the city of Syracuse, and to revise and amend' the charter of said city,' relating to the police department” (Rec. No. 72), with a message that said bill was duly passed by the Assembly February 16, 1899, and was transmitted to the Senate. Said bill was returned by the Senate February 27, 1899, with a message that they had duly concurred in the passage of the same. Said bill was duly transmitted to the mayor of the city of Syracuse February 28, 1899, as provided by law for a public hearing in said city and was returned by said mayor March 14, 1899, with a message that said mayor and the common council, the legislative body of said city, after a public hearing thereon do approve said bill and do accept the same. Said bill was thereafter and on March 15, 1899, duly delivered to the Governor. Said bill was thereafter and on March 24, 1899, by concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, duly recalled from the Governor for the purpose of amendment; the vote on the final passage of said bill having been reconsidered, said bill was, on motion of Mr. Delaney, recommitted to the committee on affairs of cities on March 30, 1899, with instructions to amend as follows and report forth with. Page 2, line 13, strike out the word " positions" and all of lines 14, 15 and 16, and insert in lieu thereof the words • respective position, and the board is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint said persons policemen of said city, in addition to the number of policemen heretofore authorized by law." Said bill as amended was then read the third time and duly passed April 6, 1899, a majority of all the members elected to the Assembly voting in favor thereof and three-fifths being present. Said bill having been printed and on the desks of the members in its final form at least three calendar legislative days prior to its final

passage.

Mr. White moved to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ahearn Donnelly Graney McCarren Rice
Ambler Ellsworth Havens Mitchell Sherwood
Armstrong Elsberg Higgins Munzinger Stranahan
Brackett Featherson Humphrey Norton Thornton
Chahoon Feeter Johnson Parsons Wagner
Cloffey
Foley

La Roche Plunkitt White
Cullen
Ford

Mackey Raines Wilcox
Davis DF Goodsell Malby

Ramsperger Willis

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Said bill was then read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ahearn Davis GA Graney

McCarren Rice Ambler Donnelly Havens Mitcbell Sherwood Armstrong Ellsworth

Humphrey Munzinger Stranahan Brown Elsberg Johnson Norion Thornton Chahoon Featherson La Roche Parsons

Wagner Coffey Feeter Mackey

Plunkitt White
Coggesliall Foley Malby

Raines Wilcox
Cullen
Ford

Marshall Ramsperger Willis
Davis DF Goodsell Martin

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

The Assembly returned the bill (No. 916, Assembly reprint No. 2162) entitled “An act to amend chapter 1018 of the Laws of 1895, entitled 'An act to provide for the sanitary protection of

the sources of water supply of the city of Rochester, by the acquisition by said city of real property and interests therein necessary for that purpose and by the abatement and removal of sources of pollution” (Int. No. 777), with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same with the following amendments:

Page 2, line 5, strike out all after the word “thereofto and including all of line 11.

Page 3, line 18, strike out all of line and all of line 19 to and including “therein.”

Page 5, line 4, strike out all of said line and insert as follows:
“Ş 5. Section five of said act is hereby repealed.”
Same page, line 5, strike out "$ 5" and insert " $ 6."
Mr. Parsons moved that the Senate concur in said amend-

ments.

The President put the question whether the Senate would concur in said amendments, said bill having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ahearn Cullen Foley

Krum

Parsons Ambler Davis D F Ford

La Roche Raineg Armstrony Davis G A Goodsell Mackey Rice Brackett Donnelly Graney Malby Stranahan Brown

Ellsworth Havens Marshall Thornton
Chahoon Elsberg Higgins McCarren
Coffey Featherson Humphrey Munzinger Wilcox
Coggesball Feeter Johnson

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Wagner

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same:

“ An act to annend chapter 422 of the Laws of 1898, entitled 'An act to license and regulate the business of private detectives and detective agencies." (No. 1071, Int. No. 855.)

“ An act to release to George W. Tindale, all the right, title

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