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CHAPTER 372
AN ACT to repeal chapter two hundred and eighty-three of the laws of

eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled An act in relation to the

powers and duties of the board of supervisors of Albany county."
Became a law April 8, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. l'assed,

three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Asspopbly,
do enact as follows:

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and eighty-three of the laws on . 1881,
eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled “An act in relation to
the powers and duties of the board of supervisors of Albany
county," is hereby repealed.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 373
AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and twenty-seven of the laws of

eighteen_hundred and eighty-two, entitled An act to incorporate the
Actors' Fund of America,” in relation to taking away the power to levy
assessments and to define the members of the theatrical profession who

should be entitled to relief.
Became a law April 8, 1925, 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 two of chapter three hundred and twenty- L. 1889 seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-two, entitled ch327, "An Act to Incorporate the Actors' Fund of America,” is hereby amended amended to read as follows:

§ 2. The said corporation shall have the power and is hereby Power te authorized and empowered to receive and raise money by sub- and raise scriptions, donations, bequests, by dues,' by theatrical benefits, fairs money. and festivals, and by and in such other ways and means as may, from time to time, be provided in the by-laws and regulations of said corporation.

§ 2. Sections three, five and ten of such act, as amended by s8 3, 5, 10 chapter two hundred and seventy-five of the laws of eighteen amended, hundred and ninety-three, are hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 3. The said corporation shall have the power and is hereby Powers as authorized and empowered to invest and re-invest the money and property it may receive from any source in and on such security relief. or securities, and in such manner and on such terms and conditions as may be provided in the by-laws, rules and regulations of said corporation; and it shall have the power and is hereby authorized and empowered to use, apply and devote the moneys, funds, property, and securities, and the interest, income and gains therefrom, to voluntarily care for and relieve, aid and benefit the

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condition of destitute persons belonging to or connected with the
theatrical profession, as members of the theatrical profession are
hereinafter defined, and of their families in need, sick or destitute,
and of the destitute families of deceased persons belonging to or
connected with the theatrical profession, as hereinafter defined,
and also to voluntarily defray, in part or in whole, the funeral
and burial expenses of such destitute persons belonging to or
connected with the theatrical profession, as hereinafter defined,
and to provide the burial places as, in the sole and unrestricted
judgment and discretion of the board of trustees, shall be advisable,
proper or necessary and as may be provided for in either the by.

laws and/or rules and regulations of said corporation. By-laws,

§ 5. Said corporation may from time to time enact by-laws, rules and regulations not inconsistent with this act, as shall be proper in the premises, and may amend, alter, suspend and repeal the same; and it shall provide for the election of officers and their functions; for the admission of members and for the enforcing the payment of dues ;3 for the government, trial, suspension and expulsion of its officers and members; for the times and places of meetings; for the number necessary to constitute a quorum of the trustees and of the members for the transaction of business; and in general for the control, government and management of the affairs of the corporation.

§ 10.4 The term “members of the theatrical profession,” used in profession, this act shall include all persons who have pursued the profession

of and/or have earned their livelihood by managing, acting, sing-
ing, dancing or otherwise performing on the dramatic, musical,
vaudeville or burlesque stage, and in circuses, as manager, actor
or artist, for such period of time in each instance, and also all
other cases of persons in any way connected with the dramatic
profession as, in the sole and unrestricted judgment and discretion
of the board of trustees of this corporation, shall entitle them to
such designation as members of the theatrical profession.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to authorize the establishment of a system of water works in

the village of Aurora, by the laying of the necessary mains and pipes,
connecting the same with an existing system of water works in such
village owned by an incorporated college, and securing a supply of water

from such college system.
Became a law April 8, 1925, 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 board of trustees of the village of Aurora, in
the manner provided by the village law, may submit to a general

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Submission of proposition authorized.

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village election, or to a special village election called for such pur-
pose, a proposition for the establishment of a system of water
works for supplying the village and its inhabitants with water, by
the acquisition and laying of the necessary mains and pipes, and
the connection therewith, as provided by this act, with a system of
water works in such village established and owned by an incorpora-
ted college, at a total expense not exceeding the sum stated in the
proposition.

§ 2. If such proposition be adopted, no further proceedings shall Contract to
he taken pursuant to this act unless and until the board of trustees adoption.
of such village shall have entered into a contract with the board of
trustees of such incorporated college, permitting such village to
connect its main with the system of water works of such college, and
for securing therefrom, upon a compensation to be agreed upon.
an adequate supply of water for supplying such village and its in-
habitants.

§ 3. Such contract, which the board of trustees of such village, in Terms of behalf of the village, and the board of trustees of such college, in behalf of the college, are hereby authorized to make, shall be for a term of years, not less than five nor more than fifteen, shall prescribe the quantity of water authorized to be taken and the rates to be paid by the village therefor, and shall provide for making the necessary connections and the installation of proper meters or other devices for ascertaining the quantity of water supplied at the expense of the village. Such village may agree with the college upon the quantity of water to be taken, and the rates to be paid by the village therefor. Such contract shall be renewable at the end of the first term, and of each succeeding term, upon written agreement of the parties.

§ 4. Upon the execution of such contract, the board of trustees. Rond in the manner provided by the village law, may cause the bonds of issue and the village to be issued and sold in an amount not exceeding the off pipes, amount specified in such proposition, and may cause the necessary authorized. mains and pipes to be laid, connections made and meters or other devices installed for the purpose of supplying such village and its inhabitants with water from the water works system of such college, in accordance with the terms of such contract.

$ 5. Such mains, pipes and equipment shall be deemed the water Pipes, etc., works of such village, and all the provisions of the village law in deemed relation to a system of village water works and the supplying of works of water to its inhabitants, so far as practicable, shall apply thereto.

$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately,

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purposes.

CHAPTER 375
AN ACT to amend chapter five hundred and nineteen of the laws of nineteen

hundred and nine, entitled “An act in relation to certain deputy sheriffs

in the county of Albany," in relation to deputies assigned to chambers. Became a law April 8, 1925, 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 one of chapter five hundred and nineteen of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act in relation to certain deputy sheriffs in the county of Albany," as last amended by chapter twenty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby amended to read as follows:1

§ 1. The sheriff of the county of Albany is hereby authorized to designate thirteen of his deputies, one from each town and city in said county, who shall act as attendants at all trial terms of the supreme and county courts held in said county and perform any and all other duties required of or imposed upon them by law or by said sheriff, provided, however, that this act as amended shall not operate either to increase or decrease the number of attendants upon said terms of court now provided by law; and to designate three of his deputies, one to attend at the chambers of each of the resident justices of the supreme court in said county, upon the recommendation of the respective justices, and one to attend at the judge's chambers of the Albany county judge, upon the recommendation of the said judge. Said deputies shall receive such compensation as may be fixed and determined by the board of supervisors of said county. The said deputies assigned to attend at the chambers of said justices and judge shall receive the same compensation now or hereafter fixed by said board for the deputies designated to act as attendants at trial terms of said courts.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 376
AN ACT authorizing the commissioners of the land office to release, grant

and convey to Jacob Barnett all the right, title and interest of the state
in and to certain lands in the borough of Brooklyn of the city of New York
in Kings county, escheated to the state upon the death of Jacob Harms, late

of Germany, deceased. Became a law April 8, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

by a two-thirds vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The commissioners of the land office are hereby authorized and empowered to release, grant and convey to Jacob

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Grant authorized.

Barnett, of the borough of Brooklyn in New York city, his heirs
and assigns all the estate, right, title and interest of the people
of the state of New York of, in and to that certain lot, piece or Description
parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon of

premises.
erected, situate, lying and being in the borough of Brooklyn of
the city of New York, county of Kings and state of New York,
bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the corner formed
by the intersection of the easterly side of Franklin avenue with
the northerly side of Myrtle avenue; running thence easterly
along the northerly side of Myrtle avenue twenty-one feet four
inches; thence northerly parallel with Franklin avenue and part
of the distance through a party wall eighty-five feet; thence
westerly parallel with Myrtle avenue twenty-one feet four inches
to the easterly side of Franklin avenue, and thence southerly along
the easterly side of Franklin avenue eighty-five feet to the corner,
the point or place of beginning, and being the same premises con-
veyed to the heirs of James Ward, deceased, to Jacob Barnett by
deed dated July twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and nineteen,
and recorded in the office of the register of the county of Kings
July twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and nineteen, in liber thirty-
eight hundred and thirteen of conveyances at page one hundred
and five.

§ 2. The grant hereby authorized may be executed for such con- Considerasideration as the commissioners of the land office shall determine tion; and upon such terms and conditions as the commissioners may impose and shall not operate as a warranty of title. It is intended by Intent of this act to authorize the release of the title of an undivided onetwentieth part of such lands which escheated to the state upon the death about the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, of one Jacob Harms, who was a citizen of Germany at the time of his death and never had been or lived in the United States of America.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 377
AN ACT to release to Johanna H. Batke the right, title and interest

acquired by escheat, through and on account of the death of Rosalie
Neuland, of in and to a certain lot or parcel of real estate to which said
decedent had or claimed title to an undivided one-half interest at the time

of her death, and located in the city of New York, borough of Bronx.
Became a law April 8, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed

by a two-thirds vote.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly,
do enact as follows:

Section 1. All the right, title and interest of the people of the Title of state of New York, if any, acquired by escheat, through and on ac- certain count of the death of Rosalie Neuland on the tenth day of March, described nineteen hundred and twenty, at Sattlestadt, Germany, of, in, and granted to to all that certain piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and Batike.

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