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Chap 236.
AN ACT to amend the code of civil procedure, in relation to

officers before whom depositions may be taken without the

state.
Became a law April 16, 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 eight hundred and ninety-nine of the code
of civil procedure is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 899. Before whom depositions may be taken; notice of taking. A deposition may be taken, pursuant to such an order, before a person mutually agreed upon by the parties, or a chancellor, or a judge of a court of record, or the mayor or other chief magistrate of a city, or a justice of the peace or notary public of the state or territory, where the witness is; who is not counsel or attorney for either party, and would not be disqualified, by reason of affinity or consanguinity to a party, or interest in the event, from serving as a juror upon the trial of the action within the state. Written notice of the time and place of taking a deposition, specifying the name of the witness, and the person before whom it will be taken, must be served by the party, at whose instance it is taken, upon the attorney for the adverse party. The time for serving such a notice must be, at least, five judicial days before the deposition is taken; and one judicial day, in addition, for each fifty miles, by the usual route of travel, between the residence of the attorney for the adverse party, and the place where the deposition is to be taken,

§ 2. This act shall take effect September first, nineteen hundred and twenty.

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Chap 237.
AN ACT to authorize the superintendent of state prisons to

employ convicts in the Sing Sing state prison in improving

Durston avenue in the village of Ossining.
Became a law April 16, 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. The superintendent of state prisons is hereby authorized, with the consent and approval of the board of trustees of the village of Ossining, and according to such regulations as may be agreed upon between the superintendent of state prisons and such board, to employ or cause to be employed convicts confined in the Sing Sing state prison in the improvement of Durston avenue, in such village. The agent and warden of such prison may make such rules as he may deem necessary for the proper care, custody and control of such convicts while so employed, subject to the approval of the superintendent of state prisons.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 238.

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the practice

of veterinary medicine. Became a law April 16, 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 two hundred and nineteen of chapter forty-L. 1909. ch. nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act in as amended relation to the public health, constituting chapter forty-five of the ch. 648. consolidated laws," as last amended by chapter six hundred and forty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen,' is hereby amended to read as follows:

49, $ 219,

by L. 1917,

amended.

1 Previously amended by L. 1912, ch. 178; L. 1916, ch. 505.

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§ 219. Licenses. On receiving from the state board an official report that an applicant has successfully passed the examination and is recommended for license, the regents shall issue to him, if in their judgment he is duly qualified therefor, a license to prac tice veterinary medicine. Every license shall be issued by the university under seal and shall be signed by each acting veterinary medical examiner of the board and by the officer of the university who approved the credential which admitted the candidate to examination, and shall state that the licensee has given satisfactory evidence of fitness as to age, character, preliminary and veterinary medical education and all other matters required by law, and that after full examination he has been found duly qualified to practice. Applicants examined and licensed before July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, by other state examining boards registered by the regents as maintaining standards not lower than those provided by this article, and applicants who matriculated in a New York state veterinary medical school before July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and who received the veterinarian de gree from a registered veterinary medical school before July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, may without further examination, on payment of ten dollars to the regents, and on submitting such evidence as they may require, receive from them an indorsement of their licenses or diplomas conferring all rights and privileges of a regents' license issued after examination. If any person, whose registration is not legal or who is not registered because of some error, misunderstanding or unintentional omission, shall submit to the state board of veterinary medical examiners or to the regents of the university of the state of New York, satisfactory proof that he had all requirements prescribed by law at the time required for registration and was entitled to be legally registered, he may, on recommendation of the state board of veterinary medical examiners, and by action of the board of regents, receive from the regents under seal a certificate of the facts which may be registered by any county clerk and shall make valid the previous imperfect registration and such certificate shall include the date on which such person could or should have registered, and his registration shall be deemed to have been valid and corrected from that date. And any veterinary practitioner in any county of this state who was registered in the county clerk's office between July first,

2 Following sentence materially amended.

eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and July first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, or any commissioned veterinary medical officer here tofore serving in the United States army or an allied army in the world war, or so commissioned and honorably discharged there from, and who was a citizen and resident of this state at the time of entering such service or at the time this section as hereby amended takes effect, or becomes a resident within one year there after, may, upon satisfactory evidence of such registration or discharge and of qualification to practice either with or without examination as the board of regents may direct on the recommendation of the board of veterinary medical examiners, and upon written application, receive from the board of regents a certificate of facts which may be registered in the office of the county clerk where such practitioner was registered, or where such discharged commissioned officer intends to practice, and the registration of such certificate shall constitute a lawful registration under the provisions of this article and shall operate to confer all the rights and privileges of a regents' license issued after examination. Before any license is issued it shall be numbered and recorded in a hook kept in the regents' office and its number shall be noted in the license. This record shall be open to public inspection, and in all legal proceedings shall have the same weight as evidence that is given to a record of conveyance of land.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 239.
AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to the consents of

property owners and the number of votes to be cast in the
affirmative upon application to incorporate a village where

the population is fifty or more, but less than two hundred. Became a law April 16, 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 thirty-three of chapter sixty-four of the 84.18433, as laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act relating to L: 1010, ch. villages, constituting chapter sixty-four of the consolidated laws,” amended as added by chapter two hundred and fifty-eight of the laws of ch.658.

L. 1909, ch.

added by

258, and

by L. 1913,

amended.

nineteen hundred and ten, and amended by chapter six hundred and fifty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 33. Incorporation where population is fifty or more and less than two hundred. A territory not exceeding one square mile situated entirely within a town, containing a population of fifty or more and less than two hundred, and not including a part of a city or village, may be incorporated as a village under this chapter upon complying with the provisions thereof, so far as the same are not inconsistent with this section, if the proposition instituting the proceeding for the incorporation thereof be signed by ten adult freeholders residing in such territory, and if the consent to the proposition for incorporation be signed by owners of real property situated within such territory and constituting one-half, in value thereof as assessed upon the last preceding assessment-roll, and if a majority of the votes cast at the election to determine the question of incorporation be in favor of incorporation.”

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 2AO.
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to officers of county

committees.
Became a law April 16, 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 forty of chapter twenty-two of the laws of

nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act in relation to the CK 891, as elections, constituting chapter seventeen of the consolidated laws,"

as added by chapter eight hundred and ninety-one of the laws of hy 1. 1913, nineteen hundred and eleven, and as thus renumbered by chapter

eight hundred and twenty of the laws of nineteen hundred and

L. 1908. ch.
22, 40,
as added
by L. 1911

. renumbered and amended

ch. 820,

and

1 Formerly “three-fourths."

2 Sentence omitted which read: "All proceedings heretofore taken for the incorporation of a village wherein the provisions of this section, as hereby amended, have been complied with, are hereby legalized, confirmed and made effectual and valid."

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