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Members, Officers and Employees of the Legislature.

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each messenger of the committees of each house, three dollars per day; to each messenger having charge of the pages in the senate and assembly, five dollars per day; and to each page, two dollars per day. The pay of the officers or the employees who receive by this chapter a per diem compensation shall commence at the date of the appointment, and no person or employee shall receive any additional compensation during the term of service for which he shall be appointed.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 10, as am'd by L. 1893, ch. 24, $1; L. 1834, ch. 473, 8 1; L. 1895, ch. 856, 8 3; L. 1901, ch. 467, 8 2; L. 1907, ch. 427, § 3, and L. 1908, ch. 2, § 1.

§ 11. Compensation during extra sessions and impeachment trials.

An employee of the senate or assembly, during an extra session of the legislature, or an officer or employee of the senate designated to attend upon the senate when sitting as a court for the trial of impeachments, or upon the trial of public officers on the recommendation of the governor, shall receive the same per diem allowance during such term or extra session as his compensation or per diem allowance would give per day of the regular session of the same year.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 11.

$ 12. Attendance of officers of each session at opening of next session. The clerk of each house, and one officer thereof designated by him, shall attend and receive compensation for a period of eight days for their services prior to and upon the opening of the next succeeding session of the legislature, and the following other officers only of each session shall attend and receive compensation for their services upon the opening of the next succeeding session of the legislature: the assistant clerk, the journal clerk, speaker's clerk, sergeant-at-arms, postmasters, financial clerk, index clerk, stenographer and principal doorkeeper of the senate and assembly and assistant doorkeeper and four pages in the senate, and three assistant doorkeepers, two messengers and six pages in the assembly, the assistant doorkeepers, messengers and pages to be designated by the presiding officer of the house for which appointed before the close of the session and entered upon the journal of the house. The officers named in this section shall receive for services upon the opening of a succeeding session of the legislature the same per diem compensation as they were entitled to receive at the preceding session for like services.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 12, as am'd by L. 1906, ch. 475, § 1, and L. 1907, ch. 427, § 4.

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§ 13. Officers remaining after adjournment. The clerk of each house and five officers thereof to be designated by the presiding officer thereof may remain after the adjournment of the legislature to perform duty under the direction of the clerk of each house respectively for not to exceed thirty days. Such officers shall receive the same per diem compensation respectively, as they were entitled to receive during the session, to be paid upon the warrant of the comptroller on the certificate of the clerk of the house for which appointed.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 13, as am'd by L. 1894, ch. 491, § 1; L. 1895, ch. 477, § 1, and L. 1907, ch. 427, 8 5. § 14. Undertaking of clerk of each house. The clerk of each house before entering upon the duties of his office, shall execute an official undertaking in the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 14, as am'd by L. 1906, ch. 475, $ 1. § 15. Duties of clerks. The clerks of the senate and assembly shall annually, without extra compensation, revise, and send to the members of the legislature, before the organization thereof, the clerk's manual, and shall, within thirty days after the organization of the legislature, prepare a statistical list of the members and officers, with their boarding places or places of residence while in the city of Albany.

The clerk of each house shall, as soon as practicable after the close of each session, prepare and deliver to the legislative printer The indexes to the journals, bills and documents of such house.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 15. 8 16. Supplies furnished by clerks. The clerk of each house shall purchase all stationery, printed blanks and other articles necessary for use in his official work, or in the work of the sergeant-at-arms, and shall furnish its members, officers and reporters with necessary stationery and writing materials and shall prepay the postage on all letters deposited with them for transmission through the mails by members of the senate and assembly, respectively. The clerk of each house shall, under the direction and subject to the approval of the comptroller purchase such furniture as may be necessary for the house of which he is clerk.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 16, as am'd by L. 1893, ch. 24, § 1, and L. -1907, ch. 427, $ 6. § 17. Accountability of clerks to comptroller. The clerk of each house at the end of each month during the session shall account to the comptroller for all moneys received up to that time, and within ten days after the close of the session, shall file

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with the comptroller an abstract in such form and containing such particulars as the comptroller shall direct of all expenditures mada by him, with the vouchers therefor; and shall give him satisfactory evidence that the expenditures were reasonable.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 17, as am'd by L. 1893, ch. 24, § 1. § 18. Duties of postmasters and assistants. The postmasters and assistant postmasters and post-office messengers shall perform all the labors in the post-offices of their respective houses.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, 8 18. § 19. Duties of stenographers. The stenographers sha attend at every session of the body for which they are appointed or elected and take stenographic notes of the debates of such body and in the committee of the whole thereof, and furnish a copy thereof written out in longhand, to any member of such body.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 19, as am'd by L. 1893, ch 24, § 1. § 20. Detail of officers and employees for special duties. The presiding officer and clerk of each house may detail any of the officers or employees thereof to perform such duties in addition to those ordinarily performed as they may deem advisable to promote the business of such house.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 20. 8 21. Limitation of legislative expenses.

Neither house shall, without the consent of the other, order to be printed more than four thousand copies of any paper or document, or the purchase of any books, the aggregate cost of which shall exceed one hundred dollars; or appoint any committee of its own members or others at the public expense, except in case of contested elections; or incur any expense whatever except as provided by this chapter.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 21. § 22. Custody of legislative papers and documents. The clerk of each house shall take charge of and keep on file all documents of such house, and those presented to it; and shall cause all papers in his charge to be so classitied and arranged that they can be easily found. No paper shall be withdrawn from the files of either house, whether the same be in charge of the regents of the university or the clerk of such house, except that such clerk, or a deputy appointed by him, shall have access to the papers of such house in charge of the regents for the purpose of taking copies. Any person may obtain a certified copy of any paper or docu

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ment on such files by applying to the clerk in charge thereof and paying to such clerk the same fees as are charged by law by the secretary of state for engrossing and certifying exemplifications of records deposited in his office. Either house may, by resolution, order title deeds or original documents accompanying any petition to be delivered to the persons entitled thereto. The journals of proceedings and documents of each house, heretofore published and now in the custody of its clerk, and the documents of each house hereafter published and kept in custody of its clerk, shall be deemed for all purposes to be the original journals of the proceedings and the original documents of such house. The clerk of each house shall compare a printed volume or volumes of its journal of r: cedings hereafter published under his direction from the original manuscript copy thereof, and having noted in such printed volume or volumes each error contained therein, shall attach thereto a certificate, under his hand and official seal, that each such printed volume was published under his direction and that, as corrected, it is a correct transcript of the text of such original manuscript copy. He shall thereupon deposit and keep such printed volume or volumes, so corrected and certified, in his custody and the same shall thereupon become and be deemed for all purposes to be the original journal or journals of proceedings of such house; and the same, or a copy certified by the clerk, may be read in evidence. The manuscript copy of the journal prepared by the journal clerk shall be kept continuously in the custody of the clerk until the printed journal shall have been published, compared, corrected and certified in the form and manner provided herein. The clerk shall cause a duplicate or typewritten copy of said manuscript copy of each day's journal to be prepared and furnished to the printer for his use in printing the published journal.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, $ 22, as am'd by L. 1906, ch. 240, § 1, and L. 1908, ch. 289, § 1. § 23. Appropriation bills, how referred. All bills that involve any appropriation from the treasury of the state, when introduced in the senate, shall be referred to the committee on finance, and when introduced in the assembly, shall be referred to the committee on ways and means.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 22, as added by L. 1895, ch. 856, $ 4, and renumbered § 23 by L. 1907, ch. 427, § 7. § 24. Drafting and revision of bills. The temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly shall appoint such number of competent persons as may be needed,

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The Enactment and Publication of Laws.

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not exceeding three, whose duty it shall be during the session of the legislature, on request of either house of the legislature or of any committee, member or officer thereof, to draft bills, examine and revise proposed bills, and advise as to the consistency or other effect of proposed legislation. Such persons shall receive a compensation to be fixed by the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly, and shall be entitled to their clerical and other necessary expenses, to be approved by such officers.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 23, as added by L. 1893, ch. 24, § 2, and am'd by L. 1901, ch. 88, § 1, and renumbered 24 by L. 1907, ch. 427, 8 7.

ARTICLE 3
The Enactment and Publication of Laws
Section 40. Certificate of presiding officer.

41. Evidence of when bill becomes a law.
42. Deposit of laws and concurrent resolutions with secre-

tary of state.
43. Time of taking effect of laws.
44. Statement in session laws as to passage of law.
45. Publication of session laws; contents of published

volumes of session laws. 46. Officers and institutions entitled to receive session

laws. 47. Officers and institutions entitled to receive bound

volumes of journals, bills and documents. 48. Publication of session laws and concurrent resolu

tions. 49. Slips of session laws to be forwarded to clerks. 8 40. Certificate of presiding officer. Upon the passage of a bill or concurrent resolution by either house, the presiding officer thereof shall append to such bill or resolution, a certificate of the date of its passage by the votes of a majority of all the members elected to such house or in the presence of three-fifths of such members, if such be the case, or by the votes of two-thirds of all the members elected to such house, as the case may be. No bills shall be deemed to have so passed unless certified by the presiding officer, which certificate to such effect shall be conclusive evidence thereof.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 40, as am’d by L. 1894, ch. 53, § 1. § 41. Evidence of when bill becomes a law. If a bill becomes a law by the approval of the governor, the certificate of

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