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scribed by this article. The compensation of such employees of the finance committee of the senate shall be fixed by the chairman of the finance committee with the approval of the temporary president of the senate, and the compensation of such employees of the ways and means committee of the assembly shall be fixed by the chairman of the ways and means committee with the approval of the speaker.

§ 29. Sub-committees of finance and ways and means committees.5 For the purpose of more effectively carrying out the provisions of this article, the chairman of the committee on finance appointed under the rules of the senate and the chairman of the committee on ways and means appointed under the rules of the assembly' shall have the power to name sub-committees to perform such duties as they may prescribe in gathering information as to the financial needs of the various charitable institutions, state hospitals, state prisons and other departments, boards, bureaus, commissions, offices and institutions of the state. The members of such sub-committees so serving shall be paid their necessary traveling expenses in the performance of their duties.

§ 30. Duties of budget secretaries of finance and ways and means committees. The budget secretary of the finance committee of the senate and the budget secretary of the ways and means committee of the assembly shall

1. Collect, compile and collate information and data relating to state departments, commissions, boards, bureaus, offices, institutions, public works and other subjects for which appropriations are made or sought.

2. Prepare and make available for the use of such committees tables showing appropriations made by the legislature from time to time and prepare and furnish when requested by such committees statistics and other information relating to such appropriations.

3. Procure, compile and make available for the use of such committees statistics as to the revenues of the state during the preceding year and the estimated revenues for the current and ensuing fiscal year.

5 Section heading formerly read: mittees continued during recess."

6 Words "chairman of the " new.

"Finance and ways and means com

7 Words "shall continue during the recess of the legislature, and the chairman of the respective committees," omitted.

8 Words "

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budget secretaries substituted for word "clerks." 9 Words "budget secretary" substituted for word "clerk."

In effect

July 1, 1920.

4. File, preserve and maintain permanent records of informa tion and data collected pursuant to this section, including corre spondence in relation thereto.

5. Investigate and report on requests for appropriations and the needs therefor.

6. Aid either of such committees and the members thereof in making any investigation which may be required or authorized by either of such committees or by the legislature and, when requested so to do, aid any other legislative committee in making investigations pertaining to expenditure of state funds.

7. Aid the finance committee of the senate and the ways and means committee of the assembly, when requested, in the preparation of the annual budget and meet and confer with the said committees for the purpose of assisting in the preparation, amendment and revision of bills appropriating state moneys and otherwise aid such committees or either of them in the performance of their duties.

8. For the purposes of this section, have access at all reasonable times to offices of state departments, commissions, boards, bureaus and offices, to institutions and to all public works of the state and they may, for the purpose of obtaining information as to the operations and the fiscal needs thereof, examine the books, papers and public records therein. Such state departments, commissions, boards, bureaus, offices and institutions shall through their proper officers or deputies furnish such data, information or statements as may be necessary for the proper exercise of their powers and duties and for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this article. The budget secretaries of the finance and ways and means committees in exercising the powers and performing the duties prescribed by this section may act jointly, or separately, as they deem advisable. All data and other information or statements collected by such budget secretaries10 shall be accessible at all times to the inspection of the governor, or to a person designated by him for such purpose.

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

10 Words "budget secretaries" substituted for word "clerks."

Chap. 251.

AN ACT to detach a portion of the village of Lawrence and continue it as a part of the town of Hempstead, in the county of Nassau, and to provide for the lien of village taxes thereon. Became a law April 19, 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:

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Section 1. All that part or portion of the village of Lawrence Portion of in the county of Nassau lying south of the center line of the stream detached. commonly called the channel and extending southerly between the easterly and westerly boundaries of such village across the island of Long Beach to the Atlantic ocean shall be detached from such village and thereafter shall be a part of the town of Hempstead in such county.

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§ 2. All taxes now due for village purposes in such village shall Lien of be and continue a lien upon the property hereby detached from taxes due. such village until paid.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 252.

AN ACT to amend chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and fifteen, entitled "An act in relation to the municipal court of the city of New York, and repealing certain statutes affecting such court, its justices and officers," in relation to filing of summons.

Became a law April 19, 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:

279. 22.

Section 1. Subdivision three of section twenty-two of chapter L. 1915, ch two hundred and seventy-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and sub. 3 fifteen, entitled "An act in relation to the municipal court of the city of New York, and repealing certain statutes affecting such

amended.

Filing of

summons and complaint.

court, its justices and officers," is hereby amended to read as follows:

3. Within three1 days after service, the summons, or the summons and complaint if the complaint was served with the sum mons, must be filed with proof of service in the office of the clerk in the district where the action is pending.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

L. 1915, ch.

amended.

Chap. 253.

AN ACT to amend the New York city municipal court code, in relation to liens on chattels.

Became a law April 19, 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 seventy of chapter two hundred and seventy 279,70 nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and fifteen, entitled "An act in relation to the municipal court of the city of New York, and repealing certain statutes affecting such court, its justices and officers," is hereby amended to read as follows:

In effect

Sept. 1, 1920.

§ 70. What deemed lien on chattel. For the purpose of this article a chattel mortgage to secure the payment of a loan of money or other debt,2 or the purchase price of chattels as well as a contract of conditional sale of personal property and a hiring of personal property, where title is not to vest in the person hiring until payment of a certain sum, shall be deemed a lien upon a chattel; and an action to foreclose such a lien may be maintained. 2. This act shall take effect September first, nineteen hundred and twenty.

1 Formerly "two."

2 Words "the payment of a loan of money or other debt," new.

Chap. 254.

AN ACT to authorize the issue and sale of bonds of the city of Ogdensburg in the principal sum of thirty thousand dollars to provide moneys for the payment of the expense of constructing sewers in the second and fourth wards of said city as voted by the taxpayers thereof at a special tax election held May twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and nineteen.

Became a law April 19, 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:

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Application

of proceeds.

Section 1. The city of Ogdensburg is hereby authorized to Bond issue create a funded debt, and to issue and sell in the manner provided by law, bonds of said city in an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, payable in equal annual instalments, the last of which shall fall due not more than ten years from the date of said bonds, and to apply the proceeds arising from the sale of said bonds to the payment of the expense of constructing sewers' in the second and fourth wards of said city as voted by the taxpayers thereof at a special tax election held May twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and nineteen; and any balance of the proceeds of said bonds remaining after payment of said expense shall be used and applied as the common council of said city may direct and determine. Such bonds shall contain a recital that they are Bonds to issued pursuant to this act, which recital shall be conclusive evi- recite this dence of their validity and of the legality of their issuance.

act;

effect.

§ 2. There shall be raised annually by tax a sum sufficient to Tax for pay the principal and interest of said bonds as the same become payment. due and payable.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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