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« An act - providing for the erection of a State armory in the village of Medina, Orleans county, the acquisition of a site therefor, and making an appropriation for building said armory.” (No. 1222, Int. No. 429.)

“ An act to provide for repairing and improving the harbor and breakwater, in Seneca lake, at Watkins, on the Chemung canal, and making appropriations therefor.” (No. 220, Int. No. 216.)

“An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of J. Smith McMaster against the State of New York for alleged interest due on an award affirmed by the Court of Appeals in 1888.” (No. 1466, Int. No. 298.)

“An act to amend section 2429 of the Code of Civil Procedure, in relation to the appointment of receivers in proceedings for the voluntary dissolution of a corporation.” (No. 1141, Int. 892.)

“An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the Erie canal, at West avenue, in the city of Rochester, and making an appropriation therefor.” (No. 1131, Int. 198. )

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they have concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto:

“An act to amend chapter 546 of the Laws of 1896, entitled 'An act relating to State charities, constituting chapter 26 of the general Laws,' relating to commitments to houses of refuge and reformatories for women.” (No. 1717, Senate reprint No. 1488, Rec. No. 452.)

“An act to amend the Fisheries, Game and Forest Law, in relation to fishing in Lake Erie." (No. 1907, Senate reprint No. 1491, Rec. No. 479.)

“An act to establish a separate department of elections in the city of New York.” . (No. 1697, Senate reprint No. 1497, Rec. No. 408.)

“An act to prevent fraud in the sale of theatre'tickets.” (No. 829, Senate reprint No. 1346, Rec. No. 249.)

"An act authorizing the construction of a steel bridge and abutments and approaches thereto over the Erie canal in the town of Minden and making an appropriation therefor.” (No. 2043, Senate reprint No. 1452, Rec. No. 578.)

“An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of the town of Long Lake, Hamiltou county, against the State on account of illegal cancellation of land sales for taxes.” (No. 1794, Senate reprint No. 1459, Rec. No. 551.)

"An act authorizing boards of supervisors to acquire the rights, franchises and property of individuals and corporations exacting toll for the use of turnpikes, plank roads and bridges.” (No. 1151 Senate reprint No. 1380, Rec. No. 282.)

"An act to amend the Public Buildings Law in relation to the office of State Architect.” (No. 1609, Senate reprint No. 1480, Rec. No. 671.)

“An act to amend chapter 775 of the Laws of 1895, entitled 'An. act to legalize and provide for the payment of certain claims against Long Island City,' relative to auditing and paying amounts due on contracts.” (No. 2264, Senate reprint No. 1473, Rec. No. 604.)

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

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

“An act to incorporate the American Bond and Mortgage Guaranty Company.” (No. 1220, Int. No. 760.

“An act to coufer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of John J. Donovan against the State for damages alleged to have been sustained by him, and to render judgment therefor.” (No. 1174, Int. No. 860.)

"An act releasing the interest of the State of New York in lands located in the town of Perinton, Monroe county, New York, to Fletcher A. Defendorf of Fairport, New York.” (No. 915, Int. No. 776.)

“An act to amend an act, entitled 'An act to provide the manner in which and the time and place at which the qualified voters of the State absent from their respective election districts, in time of war, in the actual military service of this State, or of the United States, in the arıny or navy thereof, may vote; and for the return and canvass of their votes in the election districts in which they respectively reside, and making an appropriation therefor, constituting chapter 674 of the Laws of 1898.'” (No. 1336, Int. No. 915.)

“An act making an appropriation for compensation and expenses of counsel designated by the Governor to assist the Attorney. General.” (No. 1400, Int No. 995.)

“An act making an appropriation for continuing the acquisition of land in the Adirondack park.” (No. 1223, Int. No. 486.)

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“An act to amend section 100 of the Railroad Law, in relation to motive power.” (No. 1014, Int. No. 514.)

“An act to amend chapter 220 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An act to provide for the acquisition of land in the territory embraced in the Adirondack park, and making an appropriation therefor." (No. 1404; Int. No. 898.)

An act to provide for the defrayal of expenses of legal proceedings paid or incurred by certain officers and officials of this State and of the cities and counties thereof." (No. 565, Int. No. 516.)

“ An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Supreme Court to hear and determine the alleged claim of The Forest Park and Land Company against the State for the reformation and correction of a deed bearing date October 2, 1897, executed and delivered by said company to the People of the State of New York, and purporting to convey lands in township No. 6 of Totten and Crossfield's purchase in Hamilton county, with certain reservations, and for the reformation and correction of the record of said deed, and to render judgment thereon." (No. 1472, Int. No. 923.)

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

“An act to permit experiments and the erection of a bridge for developing the power of Niagara river, at the city of Buffalo, upon plans to be approved by the United States Engineering Department to protect navigation.” (No. 432, Int. No. 417.)

Ordered, That the. Clerk transmit said bill to the mayor of the city of Buffalo for a hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution.

“An act to amend chapter 378 of the Laws of 1897, being "The Greater New York charter.” (No. 1554, Int. No. 138.)

“An act to amend chapter 378 of the Laws of 1897, entitled “An act to unite into one municipality under the corporate name of the city of New York, the various communities lying in and about New York harbor, including the city and county of New York, the city of Brooklyn and the county of Kings, the county of Richmond and part of the county of Queens, and to provide for the government thereof, relative to inspection and testing of gas meters.' (No. 1451, Int. No. 697.)

“An act to amend chapter 221 of the Laws of 1895, entitled 'An act to provide for the assessment and collection of the expense of removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks of public streets and

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avenues in the city of New York,' by making further provision for such assessment and collection.” (No. 1009, Int. No. 837.)

“An act to authorize the Board of Revision of Assessments in the city of New York to determine and award damages for.

the changing of the original grade of streets and avenues affecting certain property located in the borough of the Bronx in the city of New York.” (No. 869, Int. No. 368.)

"An act to amend chapter 366 of the Laws of 1894, entitled 'An act to lay out and establish a public park in the Twelfth ward of the city of New York, to be known as Saint Nicholas Park, and for the improvement thereof.?(No. 1377, Int. No. 493).

“An act to amend section 49 of 'The Greater New York Charter,' being section 49 of chapter 378 of the Laws of 1897, relative to the legislative powers of the municipal assembly of the city of New York.” (No. 1188, Int. No. 905.)

“An act to amend the title and sections 2 and 3 of chapter 423 of the Laws of 1876, entitled “An act in relation to the acquiring of title by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, wherever the same has not been heretofore acquired, to a public place bounded by Tremont avenue, Burnside avenue, Webster avenue and Ryer avenue, in the Twenty-fourth ward of the city of New York, providing for the raising of part of the expense thereof loy assessment, and part out of the fund known as the 'fund for street and park openings,' in said city.". (No. 610, Int. No. 558.)

Ordered, That the Clerk transmit said bills to the mayor of the city of New York for a hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Coustitution.

The bill (No. 1392) entitled “An act to annend section 894 of chapter 378 of the Laws of 1897, commonly known as the Greater New York Charter, relative to taxation on personal property” (int. No. 989), was returned by the mayor of the city of New York, with a certificate that a public hearing had been duly held on said bill in pursuance of law, and that the mayor had duly accepted the same.

Ordered, that the clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The bill (No. 918, Assembly reprint No. 2305), entitled "An act to amend chapter 747 of the Laws of 1896, entitled 'An act to revise and consolidate the several acts in relation to the city of Kingston, to revise the charter of said city, and to establish a city court therein and define its jurisdiction and powers”” (Int. No. 794),

was returned by the mayor of the city of Kingston, with a certificate that a public hearing had been duly held on said bill in pursuance of law, and that the mayor and local legislative body had duly accepted the same.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The bill (No. 1199) entitled "An act to amend chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo”' (Int. No. 942), was returned by the mayor of the city of Buffalo, with a certificate that a public hearing had been duly held on said bill in pursuance of law, and that the mayor had duly accepted the same.

Ordered, That the clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.
The Assembly returned the following entitled bill :

"An act to amend chapter 182 of the Laws of 1898 entitled, 'An act for the government of cities of the second class.'” (No. 2450, Senate reprint 1399, Int. No. 630.)

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the following concurrent resolution: Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing an

amendment to article 6, section 7 of the Constitution, relating to the Court of Appeals. (No. 301, Int. No. 29+.)

Whereas, the legislature at its regular session in eighteen hundred and ninety-eight duly adopted resolutions providing for an amendment to the constitution relating to the court of appeals, and which resolutions were referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of senators, and directed to be published in accordance with section one of article fourteen of the constitution; and

Whereas, said resolutions have been duly published in accordance with law and the constitution, and referred to this legis. lature for action; therefore,

Section 1. Resolved (if the assembly concur), That section seven of article six of the constitution be amended to read an follows:

8 7. The court of appeals is continued. It shall consist of the chief judge and associate judges now in office, who shall hold their offices until the expiration of their respective terms, and their successors, who shall be chosen by the electors of the state The official terms of the chief judge and associate judges shall be fourteen years from and including the first day of January next after their election. Five members of the court shall form à quorum, and the concurrence of four shall be necessary to a decision. The court shall have power to appoint and to re

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