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AN ACT authorizing the commissioners of the sinking fund of
the city of New York to cancel and annul all taxes, water rents
and assessments which are now a lien upon the property of
Young Men's Hebrew Association of the Bronx," a member-
ship corporation, in the borough of Bronx, city of New York.
Became a law May 13, 1919, with the approval of the Governor.

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three-fifths being present.

Accepted by the City.

Passed,

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

Section 1. The commissioners of the sinking fund of the city of New York, upon the written certificate of the comptroller of the city of New York, approving the same, may, in their discre tion and upon such terms as they may deem proper, by a unanimous vote, cancel and annul all taxes, assessments and water rents for the year nineteen hundred and seventeen which are now a lien against the real estate owned by the Young Men's Hebrew Association of the Bronx, a membership corporation, known as section ten, block number two thousand six hundred and twelve on the land map of the city of New York. The comptroller of the city of New York shall mark the city's books and rolls of taxes, assessments and water rents in accordance with the determination of the said commissioners of the sinking fund under the provisions of this

act.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 614.

AN ACT to amend the membership corporations law, in relation
to limitations on the acquisition of land for cemetery purposes
in certain counties.

Became a law May 13, 1919, 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 eighty-five of chapter forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to member

1909, ch. added by L.

40, 85, as

1913, ch.

amended

ch. 178,

amended.

139, and ship corporations, constituting chapter thirty-five of the consoliby L. 1916, dated laws," as added by chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen and amended by chapter one hundred and seventy-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and sixteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:1

§ 85. Limitations on the acquisition of land for cemetery purposes in certain counties. It shall not be lawful for any corporation, association or person to hereafter set aside or use for cemetery purposes any lands in any county within the state erected on and after January first, eighteen hundred and ninety, adjoining a city of the first class and having a population of between eighty thousand and eighty-five thousand according to the federal census of nineteen hundred and ten; but nothing herein contained shall prevent cemetery corporations formed prior to January first, nineteen hundred and seventeen, which own in such county a cemetery in which burials have been made prior to such date, from setting apart and using for burial purposes all lands lying contiguous or adjacent to such cemetery which lands have been heretofore acquired by a recorded deed of conveyance made to such a cemetery corporation either for burial purposes, or for the purposes of the convenient transaction of its general business, which lands shall have been acquired with the consent of the board of supervisors; nor to prohibit the dedication or use of land within the said county for a family cemetery as provided in section seventy-eight of this chapter.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Conservation com

Chap. 615.

AN ACT to authorize the investigation of the extent and character of and methods for eliminating the pollution of streams, and making an appropriation therefor.

Became a law May 14, 1919, 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 conservation commission is hereby authorized mission di- and directed to investigate the extent and character of the pollu

rected to

investigate

pollution of waters.

1 Section materially amended.

tion of rivers, lakes, streams, bays, harbors and other waters of the state by sewage, industrial wastes, municipal refuse or other waste matters affecting public supplies of potable water, fish or shellfish, or aquatic life necessary for the propagation or sustenance of fish or shellfish.

to investi

nation of

§ 2. The commission is further authorized to investigate the Commissior most practicable methods of eliminating such pollution or of dis- gate elimiposing of or treating such sewage, waste matters or refuse in such pollution. manner as to prevent the contamination of public supplies of potable water, or injury to fish, shellfish or other aquatic life. In connection with such investigations the commission may make such biological or chemical experiments as may be necessary or desirable, and may co-operate in making such experiments with other departments of the state, or with other states, or with the United States government. The commission may employ such Employengineers, biologists, chemists or other assistants as may be deemed necessary and fix their compensation, which shall be payable only out of the money appropriated by this act.

ment of

engineers,

etc.

legislature.

3. The commission from time to time shall report to the Reports to legislature the results of its investigations, and shall make recommendations for remedial legislation.

tion.

§ 4. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act, Appropriathe sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of the moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated.

§ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 616.

AN ACT making an appropriation for pay and allowance of military instructors, under the military training commission. Became a law May 14, 1919, 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 thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for pay and allowance of military instructors, under the military training commission, to be paid out by the state treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller to the order of such commission. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Subds. 11b, 11c added to

21 (revision

ch. 140),

Chap. 617.

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing instruction to illiterates and non-English speaking persons over sixteen years of age, and making an appropriation therefor. Became a law May 14, 1919, 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 ninety-four of chapter twenty-one of the L. 1909, ch. laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to of L. 1910, education, constituting chapter sixteen of the consolidated laws," as amended by chapter one hundred and forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby amended by inserting therein, after subdivision eleven-a, two new subdivisions to be respectively, subdivision eleven-b and subdivision eleven-c, to read as follows:

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Duties of commissioner of education.

Political

subdivisions

to

tions.

make

11-b. The commissioner of education is hereby authorized to divide the state into zones and to appoint directors thereof, teachers, and such other employees as may be necessary to promote and extend educational facilities for the education of illiterates and of non-English speaking persons.

11-c. The board of estimate and apportionment of a city, the authorized council of a city, or the common council of a city, the board of appropria. supervisors of a county, the board of trustees of an incorporated village, the town board of a town, may make appropriations to aid and promote the extension of education among the illiterates and non-English speaking persons within the jurisdiction of these respective bodies.

Appropriation.

82. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or so much thereof as may be necessary is hereby appropriated to the commissioner of education for carrying out the provisions of this act.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 618.

AN ACT making an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the interstate bridge commission under the provisions of article six of the state boards and commissions law.

Became a law May 14, 1919, 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 twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the purpose of defraying the expenses which shall be incurred by the interstate bridge commission under the provisions of article six of the state boards and commissions law. The moneys hereby appropriated shall be paid by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller upon vouchers certified by such commission. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 619.

AN ACT making an appropriation for the expenses of the secretary of state in performing increased duties, in relation to the registration of motor vehicles, by reason of legislation of the year nineteen hundred and nineteen,

Became a law May 14, 1919, 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 ninety-six thousand dollars ($96,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the expenses of the secretary of state in performing his increased duties in relation to the registration of motor vehicles by reason of the enactment by the legislature of the year nineteen hundred and nineteen of an act entitled "An act to amend the highway law, in relation to amount, distribution and effect of payment of registration fees of motor vehicles." The moneys

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