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Chap. 14.
AN ACT authorizing the village of New Rochelle to borrow one

hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces-
sary, to pay damages arising from the change of grade of streets
and avenues in said village, together with costs, disbursements

and expenses connected therewith. Became a law March 6, 1899, 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 village of New Rochelle is hereby authorized to borrow upon the credit of said village, and issue bonds therefor in the manner provided by section one hundred and twenty-nine of chapter four hundred and fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven (the village law), the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to pay claims which have been filed against said village for damages suffered by property owners by reason of the change made in the grade of certain streets and avenues in said village under the authority of said village which have been or may be allowed and settled by said village, and also to pay the amount of judgments already obtained against said village in proceedings brought against said village to recover damages from such change of grade, or which may be obtained therefor in proceedings which may be brought against said village upon claims filed at the time of the passage of this act, and also to pay and redeem certificates of in. debtedness which have been or may be issued and delivered by said village in payment of judgments which have been or may be obtained, or in payment of claims which have been or may be allowed and settled by said village for damages for change of grade aforesaid, and also to pay all costs, disbursements and ex. penses incurred by said village in connection with said claims, both in defending and settling the same.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

amended.

Chap. 45.
AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and forty-eight of the

laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled “An act to
authorize the appointment of stenographers for grand juries and
to fix the compensation of such stenographers," as amended by
chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the laws of eighteen
hundred and eighty-six, and as amended by chapter eighty-two of
the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and as amended
by chapter six hundred and sixty-one of the laws of eighteen
hundred and ninety-five, and as amended by chapter twenty-five

of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. Became a law March 6, 1899, 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 one of chapter three hundred and forty. Section eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled “An act to authorize the appointment of stenographers for grand juries, and to fix the compensation of such stenographers,” as amended by chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-six, and as amended by chapter cighty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and as amended by chapter six hundred and sixty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 1. It shall be lawful for the county judge of any county of Appointthis state, upon the recommendation of the district attorney of steno such county, to appoint a stenographer to take the testimony given before the grand juries in said county, excepting that in the counties of Albany, New York, Erie and Oneida such appoint. ments shall be made by the district attorneys of said counties of Albany, New York, Erie and Oneida, respectively, provided that in all counties not having a population of seventy-five thousand, as shown by the state or federal census next preceding such appointment, the county judge shall only appoint such stenographer upon a favorable vote of the board of supervisors of said county; and excepting, that in the county of Monroe it shall be lawful for the county judge of such county, upon the recommendation of the district attorney of such county to appoint two stenographers, to be known as the first and second

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and Oneida counties.

stenographer, each of whom shall have authority to take and transcribe the testimony given before the grand juries in said county of Monroe, and each of whom shall be considered as an

assistant to the district attorney and under his direction and In Albany control. In the counties of Albany and Oneida such appoint.

ment shall be in writing, under the hand and seal of the district attorney, and shall be filed in the county clerk's office of the counties of Albany and Oneida, respectively, and the stenographer so appointed shall serve during the pleasure of the district attorney and shall be considered as a clerk and assistant to the district-attorney and under his direction and control, and, whenever directed by the district attorney, shall have authority to take and transcribe the testimony given before the grand juries in said counties of Albany and Oneida, and, whenever required by the district attorney to attend upon and take and transcribe the testimony given at coroners' inquests and the examination and trial of criminal cases, which said testimony so taken and tran. scribed shall be for the exclusive use and benefit of the district attorney of said counties, unless otherwise ordered by the court. The appointment of a stenographer by said district-attorney shall be deemed a revocation of any prior appointment of a stenographer.

§ 2. Section seven of said chapter, as amended by chapter three hundred and forty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as amended by chapter eighty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, as amended by chapter six hundred and sixty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety. five, as amended by chapter twenty-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 7. Each stenographer appointed as aforesaid, shall receive such compensation for services rendered while engaged in taking testimony before a grand jury as shall be determined by the board of supervisors of the county in which he is appointed, excepting that in the county of New York, such compensation shall be fixed by the board of estimate and apportionment of the city of New York, and such compensation shall not be less than five nor more than ten dollars per day; and in addition thereto he shall be entitled to and shall be allowed for a copy of testimony fur. nished to the district attorney, the same rate per folio as is now allowed to the stenographers of the county court or court of com.

Section amended.

Compensation for services.

mon pleas in their respective counties. Such compensation shall be a county charge, and shall be paid by the treasurer of such county upon the affidavit of the stenographer and the certificate of the district attorney, specifying the number of days of actual service, and the number of folios furnished; excepting, that in the county of Monroe, the stenographer know, as the first stenog. rapher shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars, and the stenographer known as the second stenographer shall receive a salary of fifty dollars per month; and excepting that in the county of Albany said stenographer shall receive a salary of twelve hundred dollars per annum; and excepting that in the counties of Queens and Oneida, said stenographer shall receive a salary of one thousand dollars per annum. Such Monthly salaries shall be a county charge and shall be paid monthly by the treasurers of said counties in the same manner as the salaries of other county officers are paid.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

payment.

to borrow

Chap. 46.
AN ACT to authorize the city of Schenectady to borrow money

and issue notes, therefor, for the purpose of paying certain indebt-
edness of said city.

Accepted by the city.
Became a law March 6, 1899, 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 common council of the city of Schenectady is Authority hereby authorized and empowered to borrow, on the faith and money. credit of said city of Schenectady, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, for the purpose of paying indebtedness incurred and to be incurred by said city because of assessments for street improvements, against property owned by it. And for the money Issue of so borrowed the common council of the said city is hereby au. thorized and empowered to issue notes, on the faith and credit of the said city of Schenectady, at and for such times and in such amounts as it deems necessary, not however, exceeding in the aggregate said sum of fifteen thousand dollars. Said notes shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per centum per

Tax for payment of notes.

annum, payable annually or semi-annually, as said common council may direct, and shall be signed by the mayor and the

treasurer under the seal of said city. of § 2. , It shall be lawful for said city of Schenectady to make

provision by taxation for the payment of said notes, and the suterest thereon, and the same shall be assessed, levied, raised and collected in the same manner as any other public or general tas of said city of Schenectady, and in addition to the general and ordinary taxes of said city now authorized by law, and the money so collected shall be applied to the payment of the said potes and the interest thereon, and to no other purpose.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 47.
AN ACT making an appropriation for paying the interest on the

canal debt.
Became a law March 6, 1899, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

by a two-thirds vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senale and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The sum of two hundred and fifty-fire thousand dol. lars is hereby appropriated from the canal debt sinking fund for the payment of the interest on the canal debt, as the same shall become due during the fiscal year beginning on the first day of October, eighteen hundred and ninety-uine.

Chap. 48.
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and five of the laws of

eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled “An act to revise the
charter of the city of Buffalo,” in relation to the office of city
clerk.

Accepted by the city.
Became a law March 8, 1899, 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 foliows:

Section 1. Section thirty-three of chapter one hundred and five of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled “AD

Charter amended.

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