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tion of the period of redemption on such terms as to him shall seem for the best interests of the county. If any such tax sale Deed to certificate shall not have been sold or assigned prior to the expiration of the period of redemption the treasurer shall issue to the board of supervisors of the county a deed or deeds for all of the lands described therein remaining unredeemed. The title thus acquired by said board shall be held by it in trust for said county of Onondaga and may be disposed of by it at such times, in such manner and on such terms as shall be determined by a majority thereof at any regular or special session thereof. After Exemption the said board of supervisors have acquired the title in fee to any from taxalands sold for taxes in said county, such lands shall be exempt while so owned by said county from all taxes; and the county treasurer of said county is hereby directed to prepare and present to the said board of supervisors, on the first day of its annual session in each and every year, a statement designating such lands, and the said board of supervisors are hereby authorized and directed to strike such lands from the tax roll of the city or town in which the same are situated.

§ 9. The county treasurer shall, at least three months before Notice of the expiration of the time allowed for the redemption of lands redempsold by him for taxes, cause a notice to be published once in each tion, etc. week for for three weeks successively,

successively, the last

the last publication to be at least three weeks before the expiration of the time to redeem, in at least two daily newspapers published in said county, containing a list of the lands in such county sold for taxes and unredeemed, specifying particularly every parcel un redeemed, and the amount necessary to redeem the same, calulated to the last day in which such redemption can be made, and stating that, unless such lands are redeemed by a specified day, they will be conveyed to the purchaser. "Such notice shall be printed in the newspapers in which such notices are published in agate type, standard column width, twelve and one-half pica ems wide. The expense of such publication shall be a county charge. Proof of due publication of such notice shall, within twenty days after the last publication, be made and filed in the office of the clerk of said county, who shall cause the came to be properly indexed. Until such notice of expiration of time to redeem · shall bave been published, as herein

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provided, the time to redeem shall not be deemed to have expired. No error or imperfection in said notice as published shall in any way affect the sufficiency or validity of such notice or that of any subsequent proceeding or conveyance based thereon. No other, further or different notice of the expiration of the time to redeem shall be required to be published, served upon or given

to any person whatever. If such real estate sold for taxes, or purchaser. any portion thereof, be not redeemed, as herein provided, the

county treasurer shall execute to the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, a conveyance of the real estate so sold, and unredeemed, which shall vest in the grantee an absolute estate in fee, free from all liens, claims and encumbrances of every name and nature whatsoever, subject only to the right of redemption on the part of the holder of a mortgage, as provided herein, and to such claims as the county may have thereon for taxes. The county treasurer shall be entitled to demand and receive from the purch'user one dollar for preparing every such conveyance. All purcha ses made for the county shall be included in one conveyance for which the county treasurer shall receive ten dollars.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 259.
AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to creation

of vacancies.

L. 1900. ch. 31. $ 30 amended.

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:

Section 1. Section thirty of chapter fifty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act in relation to public officers, constituting chapter forty-seven of the consolidated laws." is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 30. Creation of vacancies. Every office shall be vacant upon the happening of either of the following events before the expiration of the term thereof:

1. The death of the incumbent;
2. His resignation;
3. His removal from office;

4. His ceasing to be an inhabitant of the state, or if he be a local officer, of the political subdivision, or municipal corporation of which he is required to be a resident when chosen;

5. His conviction of a felony, or a crime involving a violation of his oath of office;

6. The entry of a judgment or order of a court of competent jurisdiction declaring him to be insane or incompetent;

7.” The judgment of a court, declaring void his election or appointment, or that his office is forfeited or vacant;

8.8 His refusal or neglect to file his official oath or undertaking, if one is required, before or within fifteen days after the commencement of the term of office for which he is chosen, if an elective office, or if an appointive office, within fifteen days after notice of his appointment, or within fifteen days after the commencement of such term; or to file a renewal undertaking within the time required by law, or if no time be so specified, within fifteen days after notice to him in pursuance of law, that such renewal undertaking is required. When

When a new office or an additional incumbent of an existing office shall be created, such office shall for the purposes of an appointment or election, be vacant from the date of its creation, until it shall be filled by election or appointment.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 26O.

AN ACT to amend chapter five hundred and twenty of the laws

of nineteen hundred and six, entitled “An act in relation to the

municipal court of the city of Syracuse,” generally. 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 und Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. Sections nine and thirty-five of chapter five hundred . 1906.ch

1. and twenty of the laws of nineteen hundred and six, entitled "An

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, 265, amended,

amended by act in relation to the municipal court of the city of Syracuse," as

amended by chapter two hundred and sixty-five of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, are hereby amended to read, respectively, as follows:

§ 9. Jurisdiction of actions and proceedings. The court shall have jurisdiction of the following actions and proceedings, wherber commenced by summons, warrant, attachment, requisition or other process:

1. An action to recover damages upon or for breach of contract express or implied, other than a promise to marry, when the sum claimed does not exceed two thousand dollars.1

2. An action to recover damages for a personal injury, or an injury to property, where the sum claimed does not exceed two thousand dollars. 1

3. An action upon a bond conditioned for the payment of money, where the sum claimed to be due does not exceed two thousand dollars,' the judgment to be rendered for the sum actually due; where the sum secured by bond is to be paid by instalments, an action may be brought for each instalment as it becomes due.

4. An action upon a surety bond, taken in said court, or by a justice of the peace.

5. An action upon a judgment rendered in said court or in any court, where the sum claimed does not exceed two thousand dollars. 1

6. An action to recover one or more chattels, with or without damages for the taking, withholding or detention thereof, where the value of the chattel, or of all the chattels, as stated in the affidavit, made on the part of the plaintiff, does not exceed two thousand dollars.1

7. To render judgment upon the confession of the defendant, or defendants, as prescribed in title six, chapter nineteen, of the code of civil procedure, where the sum confessed does not exceed two thousand dollars. 1

8. In an action for damages for fraud in the sale, purchase or exchange of real and’ personal property, if the damages claimed do not exceed two thousand dollars.1

9. In an action commenced by attachment, pursuant to the provisions of article four of title two, chapter nineteen, of the

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code of civil procedure, if the debt or damages claimed do not exceed two thousand dollars.3

10. In summary proceedings, under title two, chapter seventeen, of the code of civil procedure, to recover possession of land and to remove tenants and others therefrom.

11. In actions or proceedings under any statute for the enforce ment of liens of mechanics and others, where the amount of the lien does not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars, the same proceedings to be had as are provided by law to be had in justice's court.

12. In proceedings in the cases of bastardy brought by the overseer of the poor of the city of Syracuse or by the superintendent of the poor of the county of Onondaga.

13. An action for a fine or penalty, not exceeding two thousand dollars, including an action to recover a penalty given by the charter of the city of Syracuse, or any by-law or ordinance thereof, or by any statute of the state.

14. In an action against an executor or administrator as such, where the amount of the claim does not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars, and the claim has been duly presented to the executor or administrator and rejected by him.

15. In any other action or civil proceeding of which justices of the peace of towns now have jurisdiction.

§ 35. Salaries. Said judges shall each be paid an annual salary of six thousand dollars, to be paid in the same manner as the salaries of city officers, and said clerks, deputy clerk and other assistants, shall each be paid such salary or compensation as shall be fixed by the board of estimate and apportionment. No officer of said court shall receive for his own use any other compensation as such officer; except that the officer transcribing stenographic minutes shall be entitled to receive for his own use eighto cents for each folio required to be paid for making a return upon an appeal.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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4 Formerly “one thousand dollars.”
6 Formerly “ four thousand dollars.”
6 Word "eight” substituted for words “the six."

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