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LAWS

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK,

PASSED AT THE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWELFTH REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLA
TURE, BEGUN THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 1889, AND ENDED THE
SIXTEENTH DAY OF MAY, 1889, AT THE CITY OF ALBANY.

CHAP. 1.

AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and thirty of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-two, entitled "An act respecting elections other than for militia and town officers," and the acts amendatory thereof.

APPROVED by the Governor January 10, 1889. Passed, three-fifths being present.

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

amended

SECTION 1. Article third, title sixth, of chapter one hundred and Election thirty of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-two, entitled "An laws act respecting elections other than for militia and town officers," and as to electhe acts amendatory thereof, is hereby amended so as to read as fol- toral col

lows:

ARTICLE THIRD.

Of the formation and proceedings of the colleges of electors.

lege, etc.

Electors.

§ 21. The Electors of President and Vice-President shall convene at Meeting of the Capitol on the second Monday in January next following their election, and those of them who shall be so assembled at twelve o'clock noon of that day, shall immediately after that hour proceed to fill by ballot, and by plurality of votes, all vacancies in the electoral Vacancies, college, occasioned by the death, refusal to serve, or neglect to attend how filled. at that hour, of any Elector, or occasioned by an equal number of votes having been given for two or more candidates.

§ 22. The electoral college being thus completed, they shall then Officers of choose a president, and one or more secretaries from their own body. college. § 23. The Secretary of State shall prepare three lists, setting forth Secretary the names of such Electors, and the canvass, under the laws of this of state, to State, of the number of votes given for each person for whose election, and deliver

prepare

certain lists.

Electors, when to vote for

any and all votes were given, together with the certificate of determination thereon, by the State Canvassers; procure to the same the signature of the Governor; affix thereto the seal of the State, and deliver the same thus signed and sealed to the president of the college of electors on the said second Monday in January.

§ 24. On the said second Monday in January, the Electors shall meet at the Capitol, and then and there vote by ballot for President and VicePresident President, one of whom at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same President State with themselves: They shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots, the person voted for as Vice-President...

and Vice

of U. S.

To make lists of

persons so

§ 25. They shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number voted for. of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and after arnexing thereto, one of the lists received from the Secretary of State, es herein provided, they shall seal up the same, certifying thereon, that ists of the votes of this State, for President and Vice-President are contained therein.

Appointment of messenger to deliver lists.

delivery.

§ 26. The Electors shall then, by writing under their hands, or under the hands of a majority of them, appoint a person to take charge of the lists so sealed up, and to deliver the same to the President of the Senate, at the seat of government of the United States, before the third Monday in the said month of January.

Manner of § 27. In case there shall be no President of the Senate at the seat of government, on the arrival of the person intrusted with the lists of the votes of the Electors, then such person is required to deliver the lists of votes in his custody into the office of the Secretary of State of the United States.

Additional lists, how

by mail and de

§ 28. The Electors are also required to forward forthwith, by the forwarded post-office in the city of Albany, to the President of the Senate of the United States, at the seat of government, and to deliver forthwith to livered. the Judge of the United States for the Northern district of the State of New York, similar lists, signed, annexed, sealed up, and certified in the manner aforesaid.

Compensation of Electors.

How audited and paid.

§ 29. Every Elector of the State for the election of a President and Vice-President of the United States, who shall attend at any election of those officers and give his vote at the time and place appointed by law, shall be entitled to receive for his attendance at such election, the sum of fifteen dollars per day, together with ten cents per mile, each way, from his place of residence, by the most usual traveled route, to the place of the meeting of said Electors, to be audited by the Comptroller upon the certificate of the Secretary of State, and paid by the

Treasurer.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 2.

AN ACT to amend chapter five hundred and thirty-two of the Laws
of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled "An act to author-
ize the city of Syracuse to provide for an investigation of the
sources of water supply for said city for public, mechanical and
domestic uses."

APPROVED by the Governor January 10, 1889. 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 five hundred and thirty-two of the Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled "An act to authorize the city of Syracuse to provide for an investigation of the sources of water supply for said city for public, mechanical and domestic uses," is hereby amended to read as follows:

tion by

sioners as

§ 4. It shall be the duty of said special commissioners, immediately Investigaafter their organization and the employment of competent assistants, special to proceed to inquire into, and to investigate the several sources of a commiswater supply which may be made available for the public, mechanical to water and domestic uses of said city. Such investigation shall have regard supply. to the abundance of the supply of water, and its quality and character; and in case they shall determine to recommend, for adoption by the Plan and city, any source of supply which they shall have investigated, or any thereon to system or plan for the distribution of water throughout the city, they council. shall prepare a detailed plan for the construction of works therefor, including the location of reservoirs, and shall make and report to the common council an estimate of the cost of such construction, showing distances of transportation, and whether the water will be supplied to all parts of the city by gravitation or otherwise. They shall also in- Inquiry as quire into the availability of the present water works in said city as a system, as part of such system which they may recommend, and an estimate of part of the present value thereof, and shall include the same in their report, which shall be transmitted to the common council, together with their recommendation on or before the first day of February, eighteen hun- Final redred and eighty-nine, when all books and papers relating to such in- council, vestigation, and all property belonging to said city, in the possession posit of or under the control of said special commissioners shall be deposited records, by them in the office of the city clerk of said city, to be disposed of as the common council may direct; and thereupon the powers and duties of said special commissioners shall cease and determine. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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LAWS

OF THE

STATE OF
OF NEW YORK,

PASSED AT THE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWELFTH REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLA-
TURE, BEGUN THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 1889, AND ENDED THE
SIXTEENTH DAY OF MAY, 1889, AT THE CITY OF ALBANY.

CHAP. 1.

AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and thirty of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-two, entitled "An act respecting elections other than for militia and town officers," and the acts amendatory thereof.

APPROVED by the Governor January 10, 1889. Passed, three-fifths being present.

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

amended

SECTION 1. Article third, title sixth, of chapter one hundred and Election thirty of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-two, entitled "An laws act respecting elections other than for militia and town officers," and as to electhe acts amendatory thereof, is hereby amended so as to read as fol- toral col

lows:

ARTICLE THIRD.

Of the formation and proceedings of the colleges of electors.

lege, etc.

§ 21. The Electors of President and Vice-President shall convene at Meeting of the Capitol on the second Monday in January next following their Electors. election, and those of them who shall be so assembled at twelve o'clock noon of that day, shall immediately after that hour proceed to fill by ballot, and by plurality of votes, all vacancies in the electoral Vacancies, college, occasioned by the death, refusal to serve, or neglect to attend how filled. at that hour, of any Elector, or occasioned by an equal number of votes having been given for two or more candidates.

22. The electoral college being thus completed, they shall then Officers of choose a president, and one or more secretaries from their own body. college. 23. The Secretary of State shall prepare three lists, setting forth Secretary the names of such Electors, and the canvass, under the laws of this State, of the number of votes given for each person for whose election, and deliver

of State, to prepare

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