Page images
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]

introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize cities, towns, and villages to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Wellman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the relief of John Hay and others claiming as heirs of John G. Leake," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing and empowering the board of public works of the city of Rochester to construct a turn-table or swing-bridge over the Genesee Valley canal, in West avenue, in the city of Rochester," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

[blocks in formation]

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the

same.

The bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise and consolidate the general acts relating to public instruction,' passed May 2, 1864," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

[blocks in formation]

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 605 of the Laws of 1874, entitled 'An act to authorize the Canal Commissioners to build a road or street bridge over the Erie canal, on Goodman street, at the east boundary line of the city of Rochester,' passed June 5, 1874," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

[ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Fox moved that when the Senate adjourns to-day it adjourns to meet on Monday evening next at half-past seven o'clock.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Wellman offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 1,000 copies of the Transactions of the National Prison Congress for 1874 be purchased of the Secretary of the National Prison Association of the United States, at a cost not to exceed two dollars per volume, to be distributed as follows: One copy to each member and officer of the Legislature; one copy to each State officer of this State; one copy to each of the county officers (for the use of their offices) of each county of this State; one copy to each of the penal, reformatory, and charitable institutions of this State, and to each of the executive officers thereof; and the remainder, if any, among the more considerable libraries of this State one copy to each. Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table.

Mr. King called from the table the resolutions in the words following: Whereas, The commercial interests of the whole country, and especially of the city and State of New York, demand the early improvement of the East river from the southern end of Blackwell's Island to a point off Corlear's Hook, so as to afford a safe and convenient navigation for vessels of all classes bound for the ports on the Long Island Sound and the Eastern States; therefore,

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That improvements be made on said river, so as to enable vessels drawing a heavy draught of water to pass through at all tides.

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to use their influence for an early improvement of said river, and make necessary appropriations requisite for the completion of such improvement.

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a copy of these resolutions, properly signed, be sent to our Representatives in Senate and Congress. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolutions, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolutions to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Middleton offered the following:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be and he is hereby directed to issue to each officer and reporter of the Senate the usual order for stationery to the amount of thirty dollars."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

[blocks in formation]

When the name of Mr. Lord was called, he asked to be excused from voting.

The President put the question whether the Senate would grant said request, and it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Lord subsequently voted in the negative.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act in relation to banks, banking associations, individual bankers, and other moneyed corporations."

"An act to enlarge the board of education in Union Free School district No. 6, in the town of Northfield, in the county of Richmond, and to change the name of said district, and to authorize said board of education to sell and convey to the purchaser thereof the present school-house and site, and also to purchase a new site for a school-house in said district, and to erect thereon a new school-house, and to provide for the raising of money therefor."

Assembly, "An act to amend chapter 49 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled An act in relation to preferred causes in the supreme court and court of appeals,' passed April 5, 1860."

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Cole, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments, and the title thereof amended by inserting, after the word "to," the words "the reduction of the capital stock of;" and adding, at the end of the title, the words" and for other purposes," which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Cole, from the same committee, reported progress on the second named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Jacobs moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on literature, retaining its place on general orders.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Cole, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the Assembly bills entitled as follows:

"An act to provide more effectually for the punishment of peculation and other wrongs affecting public moneys and rights of property."

"An act to authorize the common council of the city of Lockport to raise by tax the sum of two thousand dollars to expend in repairing the Spaulding Hose Carriage house in said city,"

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Booth, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Booth, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows:

IN ASSEMBLY, Feb. 12, 1875.

Pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, the Governor returned the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the city of Newburgh to borrow moneys and issue bonds therefor in payment of improvements made in the water-works of said city, and to issue other bonds hereafter to pay water bonds heretofore issued."

The vote upon the final passage of said bill having been reconsidered, on motion of Mr. J. W. Miller, and by unanimous consent, the same was amended as follows:

In section 4, line 10, after the words "semi-annually," insert the words "at a rate not exceeding seven per cent."

And as amended passed, and ordered sent to the Senate for concur

rence.

By order,

HIRAM CALKINS, Clerk.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed, and it was decided n the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

[blocks in formation]

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

[blocks in formation]

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, as amended.

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution relative to printing extra copies of the Report of the Willard Asylum, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That 1,000 extra copies, with covers, of the Report of the Willard Asylum be printed for the use of the officers of the Asylum.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

[blocks in formation]

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Annual Report of the State Treasurer, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 1,000 copies of the Annual Report of the State Treasurer for the fiscal year 1874 be printed; 500 for the Legislature, and 500 copies for the use of the Treasurer.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

[blocks in formation]

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees of the New York State Homœopathic Asylum, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That 2,000 extra copies of the Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees of the New York State Homœopathic Asylum for the Insane be printed; 1,000 copies for the use of the Trustees, and 1,000 copies for the use of the members of the Legislature. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

[blocks in formation]

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the

same.

« PreviousContinue »