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relation to the elections, constituting chapter seventeen of the consolidated laws,” as added by chapter four hundred and fiftyfour of the laws of nineteen hundred and sixteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 209-a. Article not applicable to Oneida and Broome counties; powers and duties of county clerks in such counties defined. After this section takes effect the foregoing provisions of this article shall not apply to the counties of Oneida and Broome, excepting section one hundred and ninety-nine. For the purpose of applying such section, the county clerk in each of such counties shall be deemed a board of elections. In each of such counties, except as otherwise provided in this section, the county clerk shall have therein the powers and duties of a board of elections, as well as those of a county clerk, prescribed by this chapter or other statute, and references to such board shall be deemed to mean and include, with respect to any such county, the county clerk thereof. All books, documents, papers, records and election appliances or appurtenances held or used by or under the control of the board of elections in the county of Oneida or county of Broome, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, shall, when this section takes effect, be transferred to the care, custody and control of the respective county clerks of such counties. Each such county clerk may adopt rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, for conducting the business of his office in relation to carrying out the provisions of this chapter. The official papers, records and documents in the office of such county clerk from time to time relating to general, special or primary elections, or in his custody under any provision of this chapter, shall be public and open to inspection by any citizen of the state during office hours. The county clerk of each such county shall be the custodian of primary records of his county. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other statute, either general or local, the board of supervisors of Broome county may from time to time provide by resolution for the appointment by the county clerk of such county of additional assistants, at the expense of the county, in the office of such clerk, and the board of supervisors of Oneida county may in like manner provide for the appointment by the county clerk of Oneida county of two additional deputies repre senting each of the two political parties which at the last general election preceding such appointment cast the highest and the next highest number of votes for governor and of additional assistants, whenever such board of either county, respectively, shall deter

mine that such deputies or assistants are necessary for the proper performance of the additional duties devolved upon such clerk by this section; but the aggregate compensation of such additional assistant appointed on account of such additional powers and duties in the county of Broome shall not exceed one thousand dollars annually, and of such deputies and assistants in the county of Oneida shall not exceed 4he amount specified in section one hundred and ninety for commissioners of elections and clerks in counties of the same population as Oneida, but the maximum amount expended to be limited by the board of supervisors.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 193.

. AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to the salary of

the surrogate of the county of Otsego. Became a law April 14, 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. Subdivision thirty-seven of section two hundred and thirty-two of chapter sixteen of the laws of nineteen hundred and 1632 nine, entitled "An act in relation to counties, constituting chapter amended. eleven of the consolidated laws,” is hereby amended to read as follows: 37. Otsego ..

1,800 00 2,500 002 § 2. The salary of the surrogate of Otsego county provided Subd. 37 for in subdivision thirty-seven of section two hundred and thirty- Whemet, two of the county law as amended by this act shall take effect on the expiration of the term of the present incumbent, and until the expiration of such term such officer shall receive the salary authorized by law on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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1 Remainder of section formerly read: “three thousand two hundred dollars annually, exclusive of necessary emergency employees.”

2 Formerly “ 1,500 00.”

Chap 194.
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the payment

of state tuition for the instruction of nonresident academic
pupils.

Became a law April 14, 1920, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present.

L. 1909, ch. 21 (revision of L. 1910, ch. 140), $493, subd. 6, as mended by L. 1919, ch. 368. amended.

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pupils in academic departments.

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

Section 1. Subdivision six of section four hundred and ninetythree of chapter twenty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to education, constituting chapter sixteen of the consolidated laws,” as amended by chapter one hundred and forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, such section having been last amended by chapter three hundred and sixty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and nineteen,' is hereby amended to read as follows:

6. To each city and union school district maintaining an acanonresident demic department, forty dollars per year for at least thirty-two

weeks' instruction or a proportionate amount if for eight weeks or more for each nonresident pupil attending the academic department of such school from districts not maintaining such academic departments and who shall be admitted to such academic departments without other expense for tuition than that provided herein. But pupils residing in districts not maintaining a four-year curriculum may be included in this apportionment after having completed the course of study prescribed for the school in the district in which they reside. In the apportionment to cities and union

school districts whose customary charge for nonresident pupils is uwoudteap. greater than the sum provided by this subdivision, the commis

sioner of education may permit the sum so apportioned to be applied upon such customary charge for such nonresident pupils, provided the balance of such customary charge shall be assumed by the school district in which such nonresident pupil is resident, and the payment thereof shall have been provided for at a school district meeting held in such district or the said balance shall have been paid by the parents or guardians of such pupils to the proper

Where custoinary charge is larger than

portioned.

1 Previously amended by L. 1912, ch. 276; L. 1913, ch. 399; L. 1915, th 214. Further amended by L. 1920, ch. 680, post

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officer of the city or district maintaining the high school or academic department attended by such pupils. Where a district is Payment so situated that its academic pupils can be more conveniently in- wtruction structed in the academic department of a school located in another state. state, the commissioner of education is hereby authorized to make the same apportionment to such district, annually, to be applied in payment of the tuition of each such academic pupil so instructed outside the state, as he shall be authorized by law to make for the instruction of academic pupils within the state, and upon the same conditions.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

L. 1909, ch.

Chap. 195.
AN ACT to amend the education law, relative to the acquisition

of lands for school purposes.
Became a law April 14, 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 hundred and sixty-four of chapter subd. twenty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An added to, act relating to education, constituting chapter sixteen of the con- 21 (re. solidated laws,” as amended by chapter one hundred and forty of ..1910, eh. the laws of nineteen hundred and ten and chapter seven hundred † 464. and eighty-two of the laws of nineteen hundred and eleven, is hereby amended by adding thereto a new subdivision to be known as subdivision five, to read as follows:

5. The second and third subdivisions of this section shall not construcbe construed as prohibiting the acquisition by condemnation of the subds. 2. 3. whole of a city or village lot together with the erections and improvements thereon.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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ch. amended.

Chap 196.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the city of Oneonta, in relation

to salaries.
Became a law April 14, 1920, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

three-fifths being present.

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

Section 1. Section fourteen of chapter four hundred and
As amended fifty-four of the laws of nineteen hundred and eight, entitled
I 13,0914, “An act to incorporate the city of Oneonta,” as amended by

chapter three hundred and forty of the laws of nineteen hundred
and fourteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 14. Compensation of city officers. The 'aldermen, fire,
park and police commissioners, members of the city board of
health, board of education, trustees of the public library and
board of public works shall receive no compensation for their
services. The annual salary of the mayor shall be six hundred
dollars. The annual salary of the city judge shall be one thou-
sand dollars. The common council shall have the power to fix and
change the annual salaries of the city chamberlain, of the city
clerk, of the commissioner of charities, of the city assessors, the
corporation counsel and all other salaried officers of the city,
except such as are otherwise provided by law or this act, but
every such salary, except those fixed within three months from the
time this act takes effect, shall be fixed by resolution at least
six months before beginning of the term of office to which it
belongs and shall not be increased or diminished during the
continuance of such term of office. Every resolution fixing or
changing a salary, except those passed within said three months,
shall be published, after its introduction, after any change there-
in and before being finally acted upon, in the official newspapers
of the city once a week for four successive weeks.
engineer and the superintendent of public works shall receive such
compensation as shall be determined by the board of public works.
The captain of police, the sergeant, patrolmen, and special police
men shall receive a salary to be fixed by the board of police

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1 Previously amended by L. 1009, ch. 114. 2 Word “mayor" omitted. 3 Following sentence new.

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