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nine, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Green Island, pealed; and for other purposes,” are hereby repealed, and such chapter is 10 hereby amended by inserting therein four new sections, to be sections four, seven, eight and ten, to read, respectively, as follows:

§ 4. An election of village officers shall be held annually on Annual the first Wednesday in the month of March in each and every time; year at such place or places in the village of Green Island, as shall notice

; be appointed by the board of trustees of said village, of which election at least ten days' previous notice shall be given by posting written or printed notices of the same in at least six public places in the said village, signed by the president of such village, and attested by the clerk, or signed by at least three of the trustees. The board of trustees, or such members thereof as are in office, shall by resolution, adopted at least ten days before each village clection of officers, designate the place of holding the election in cach district and the hours of opening and closing of the polls thereof, which shall include at least four consecutive hours between sunrise and eight o'clock in the evening. If the board, or such members thereof as are in office, neglects to appoint the place or places for the annual election, the election shall be held at the place or places of the last preceding annual election, and if it neglects to appoint the hours of opening and closing of the polls thereof, such hours shall be the same as the last preceding annual election. An annual election of the village officers shall not be invalid because of a failure to give such notice.

§ 7. The board of trustees shall, annually, at least thirty days Election before the annual election, appoint two inspectors of election for each district to preside at all village elections therein, until their successors are appointed. Such inspectors shall not both be chosen from the same political party. The board of trustees may also appoint for each district a poll clerk and a ballot clerk. Such appointments shall be made from lists prepared, certified and filed with the village clerk of said village by the two political parties entitled under the election law to representation on a board of election officers, if any such lists shall have been filed as hereinafter provided. The village committee of the party casting the highest number of votes and the village committee of the party casting the next highest number of votes at the last preceding general election may each prepare a list containing the names of at least two persons qualified to serve as inspectors of election, for each election district in such village, which list shall be certified

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by the chairman of such committee, and filed with the clerk of
such village. From each of the two lists so filed, if filed, the
president of such village shall appoint for each election district
two persons who possess the qualifications prescribed by law for
election officers. If more than one such list be submitted on be-
half or in the name of the same political party, only that list can
be accepted which is certified by the proper officer or officers of
the faction of such party which was recognized as regular by the
last preceding state convention of such party; or if no such con-
vention was held during the year, the proper officer or officers of
the faction of such party, which at the time of the filing of such

list is recognized as regular by the state committee of such party. Vacaneles. From the additional names, if any, contained on the list so filed,

of persons qualified to serve as such, the president of such village
shall appoint inspectors of election in case of resignation, declina-
tion or other incapacity of persons appointed to such office. If
such lists contain no additional names of such persons, the presi-
dent of such village shall fill vacancies by appointing persons
known, or proved to his satisfaction, to be members of the same
political party in which such vacancy occurred. .

§ 8. The inspectors of election of each election district shall,
immediately upon the closing of the polls of each annual election,
proceed to canvass the votes cast thereat, and shall complete such
canvass without adjournment. They shall, before nine o'clock in
the forenoon of the following day, file with the village clerk their
certificate setting forth the holding of the election, the total num-
ber of votes cast for each office, the number of votes cast for each
person for such office, the total number of votes cast upon each
proposition voted upon, and the number cast for and against it.
The board of trustees shall meet at its usual place of meeting, at
nine o'clock in the forenoon of the next day after the election.
The village clerk of said village shall produce at such meeting
the returns of the inspectors of election, and the board of trustees
shall canvass such returns, and file in the office of the village
clerk a certificate declaring the result. The person eligible and
receiving the highest number of votes for an office shall be elected
thereto. If two or more persons receive an equal and the greatest
number of votes for the same office, the board of trustees shall
determine by lot which of them shall be deemed elected.

§ 10. Each inspector of election, ballot clerk and poll clerk is entitled to three dollars per day; but the board of trustees may

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establish a higher rate, not exceeding six dollars per day, but such election officers shall receive compensation for one day only for all services rendered on the day of election and in canvassing the votes therefor, and in completing the returns.

§ 2. Section thirteen of such chapter is hereby amended to 13 read as follows:1

$ 13. The trustees of said village shall appoint one clerk, one Appointivo street commissioner, one pound master and one sealer of weights officers. and measures, who shall be inhabitants of said village, and qualified to vote therein for member of assembly, and also one attorney.

8 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 4.
AN ACT to amend chapter four hundred and fourteen of the laws

of nineteen hundred and eighteen, entitled "An act to create
a state commission to inquire into the subject of retirement
pensions, allowances and annuities for state and municipal
officers and employees, and making an appropriation therefor,

in relation to the report of the commission. Became a law January 31, 1920, 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 five of chapter four hundred and fourteen l. 1918, of the laws of nineteen hundred and eighteen, entitled “An act 1 6, as to create a state commission to inquire into the subject of retire by L. 1919, ment pensions, allowances and annuities for state and municipal amended. officers and employees, and making an appropriation therefor,as amended by chapter twenty-two of the laws of nineteen hundred and nineteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 5. Report to governor and legislature. The commission shall on or before February first, nineteen hundred and twentyone, report the result of its inquiry to the governor and legislature, including such proposed legislation as it may deem advisable.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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2 Formerly “nineteen hundred and twenty."

Chap. 5.
AN ACT making an appropriation for the suppression and con-

trol of influenza and other diseases of the respiratory tract.
Became a law February 3, 1920, 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. There is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in
the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifty thousand
dollars ($50,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be
immediately available for the suppression and control of influenza
and other diseases of the respiratory tract.

§ 2. The sum hereby appropriated shall be expended by the state commissioner of health.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 6.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the village of Lyons, generally."
Became a law February 10, 1920, 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 four of chapter seven hundred and fifty of

the laws of nineteen hundred and seven, entitled “An act to revise, by L. 1912, amend and consolidate the various acts relating to the village of amended. Lyons in the county of Wayne and to repeal certain acts and

parts of acts affecting such village," as amended by chapter one
hundred and thirty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred and
twelve, is hereby amended to read as follows:

S 4. Officers, elections. The officers of the village shall be a
president, six trustees, one treasurer, a police justice, a village
attorney, a clerk, a street commissioner, such number of police-
men as the board of trustees may deem necessary, a janitor of the

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engine house and six inspectors of election. The president, trustees, treasurer and police justice shall be elective officers. All the other officers shall be appointed by the board of trustees, except as otherwise provided herein. If twenty-five electors qualified to vote upon a proposition shall present a petition to the board of trustees for the election of separate assessors, it shall submit to the next annual election a proposition therefor, and if such proposition be adopted, shall appoint three persons to be assessors of such village for the terms of one, two and three years, respectively, and thereafter at each annual election one assessor shall be elected for a full term of three years, unless said petition shall be for the election of one assessor and such proposition is adopted, in which case the board of trustees shall appoint one person to be assessor of such village until the next annual election, at which election and each annual election thereafter one assessor shall be elected for the term of one year. If the village shall hereafter, by the adoption of such proposition, create the office of assessor or assessors, it may abolish such office by the adoption of a proposition therefor at an annual election, to take effect upon the expiration of the term of the assessors then in office. The term of office of the president and treasurer shall be one official year; each trustee elected for a full term and the police justice two official years. The term of office of each appointive officer shall expire at the end of the official year in which he was appointed or upon the appointment and qualification of his successor. An annual election shall be held in the village on the second Tuesday in March in each year. All other village elections are special elections. Elective offices shall be filled at the annual election next preceding the expiration of the terms thereof. One trustee shall be elected at each annual election in each election district by ballot of the electors in such district. The persons holding an elective office when this act takes effect shall continue to serve for the balance of the terms for which they were severally elected, or if filling a vacancy by appointment, then for the balance of the term of the original incumbent, subject to the provisions of the next section.

§ 2. Section eight of such chapter is hereby amended to read & 8 as follows:

§ 8. Qualification of voters. A voter at any election must possess the following qualifications:

1. To entitle him or her to vote for an officer, he or she must be qualified to vote at a town meeting of the town in which he or she

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