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the governor shall be the evidence of the time when the bill becomes a law. If a bill becomes a law by the failure of the gorernor to sign it or to return it to the house where it originated without his approval within the time required by the constitution, the certificate of the secretary of state of the time when it was filed in his office shall be evidence of the time when it became a law,

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, 8 41. § 42. Deposit of laws and concurrent resolutions with secretary of state. Every concurrent resolution upou its passage, and every bill upon its becoming a law, with the certificate of the presiding officer of each house appended thereto, shall be deposited with the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall fortlwith upon such deposit indorse upon each bill his certificate of the day, month and year it was filed in his office, and his certificate to such effect shall be presumptive evidence thereof. The secretary of state shall cause the original laws and concurrent resolutions passed at each session to be bound together in a volume of convenient size to be kept in his office. He shall compare with the original a volume of the printed laws, and having noted therein at the end of each law or resolution any error in the printed volume, shall deposit such printed volume with the original volume in his office. Each such volume shall be lettered on its back with its title and the session at which the laws were passed.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 42. § 43. Time of taking effect of laws. Every law, unless a different time shall be prescribed therein, shall take effect on the twentieth day after it shall have become a law.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, 8 43. $ 44. Statement in session laws as to passage of law. In the publication of every law, the certificates appended thereto shall be omitted, but there shall be inserted immediately under the title of the law, a statement to the effect that it became a law upon the properly specified date, with or without the approval of the governor, or notwithstanding his objections, as the case may be, and adding the words “passed by a two-thirds vote," "passed, three-fifths being present,” or “passed, a majority being present,” in accordance with the certificates appended to the original bill. Such statement shall be presumptive evidence that the original law was certified by the presiding officer of each house accordingly.

Formerly L. 1892, ch, 682, § 44, as am’d by L. 1894, ch. 53, and L. 1908, ch. 216, § 1.

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$ 45. Publication of session laws; contents of published volumes of session laws. The secretary of state shall annually cause the session laws to be published as soon as possible after the adjournment of the legislature. Such volumes shall contain:

1. A statement of the names and residences of the governor, lieutenant-governor, senators and members of assembly, the presiding officers and clerks of both houses in office during each session.

2. The laws and concurrent resolutions passed at each session.

3. Tables showing the laws and parts thereof amended or repealed by such laws.

4. Indexes of the laws and concurrent resolutions contained in such volumes.

5. Such other matters as are required by law to be published in such volumes.

Such laws, concurrent resolutions, tables, indexes and other matters so required to be published shall be prepared for publication in the state library under the supervision of the director thereof. Side notes or section headings shall be inserted indicating the subject-matter of the several sections of the laws and concurrent resolutions. Suitable references to existing general or consolidated laws, codes, or special or local laws may be made in foot notes or otherwise. The said director may submit to the state printing board changes in the style of execution as to type and paper, which, when approved by such board, shall be the style of execution to be thereafter followed in the publication of session laws. All contracts hereafter entered into for the printing of session laws shall be for terms of two years, and shall provide for the printing thereof in the style as so approved, and with the notes and references and in the form, and containing the matter, herein authorized or required. Each volume printed for the state shall contain the certificate of the secretary of state that it was printed under his direction.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 45, as am’d by L. 1908, ch. 216, $ 2. § 46. Officers and institutions entitled to receive session laws. As soon as the session laws of each session are printed and bound, the secretary of state shall distribute the bound printed volumes :

1. To the clerk of the senate, for the use of the senate, sixteen copies; and to the clerk of the assembly, for the use of the assembly, eighteen copies;

2. To the governor, for the use of the executive chamber, the

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lieutenant-governor, members of the legislature, clerks of the two houses, judges of the court of appeals, the justices of the supreme court, and the judges of the court of claims, each one copy; and to each state officer, and to each board or commission of

; state officers, having an office in the capitol, for their respective offices, each one copy;

3. To the county clerk of each county a sufficient number of copies to distribute one copy to each of the following officers in his county: each town clerk, for the use of the town; the district attorney; the clerk of the board of supervisors, for the use of the board; the county judge; the surrogate, except where the county judge acts as surrogate, for the use of the surrogate's court; the county treasurer; the jury commissioner, in counties in which the office of jury commissioner has been created; the mayor of each city, for the use of the city; and to each village clerk.

Every such officer shall deliver such copy of the session laws to his successor in office. The expense of such distribution by the county clerk shall be a county charge;

4. To each incorporated college or university of the state, one copy;

5. To the atheneums of the cities of Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Albany, and to the Historical Society of the city of New York, each one copy;

6. To the secretary of state of the United States, four copies;

7. To the governors of the several states, as many copies as are directed to be sent by the governor of this state.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, § 46, as am’d by L. 1894, ch. 218, § 1; L. 1897, ch. 19, § 1; L. 1902, ch. 293, § 1, and L. 1904, ch. 172, 88 1, 2.

§ 47. Officers and institutions entitled to receive bound volumes of journals, bills and documents. As soon as the journals, bills and documents are bound, the clerks of the senate and assembly respectively shall distribute them as follows:

1. For the senate library, three copies of the journals and documents, and two copies of the bills;

2. For the assembly library, five copies of the journals and documents, and three copies of the bills;

3. For counties, public officers and incorporated colleges and universities in this state, one hundred and thirty-two copies of the journals and documents;

4. For the literary and scientific exchanges, to be made by the regents of the university, including one copy of each for each state

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and territory, one hundred and thirty-five copies of the journals and documents;

5. For the state library, two copies of the journals, documents and bills;

6. To the executive chamber, one copy of the bills; 7. To the office of the secretary of state, one copy of the bills.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, 8 47, as åm'd by L. 1906, ch. 475, § 1.

§ 48. Publication of session laws and concurrent resolutions. 1. All laws of a general nature which shall hereafter be passed by the legislature of this state, shall be published in at least two newspapers in each county of this state where there are or may be hereafter two newspapers published; and in one newspaper in each county where but one newspaper is published or may be published. All laws of a local nature which shall hereafter be passed by the legislature of this state, shall be published in like manner in each of the counties interested in the same. All laws affecting two or more counties, and not all the counties of the state, shall be considered local laws applicable to the several counties affected.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 715, $ 1, 2, part.

2. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to transmit in the order in which they are passed, and within twenty days from the date of the filing of said laws in his office, to each treasurer of the several counties of the state, and to the publisher of each newspaper designated by law to publish the session laws of a general nature, and such as relate to the local affairs therein, for publication in the manner provided for in this section. It shall be the duty of each treasurer to cause the same to be published in the papers designated for publishing them, within ninety days from date of the receipt thereof by the said publisher; and the whole of every such law which, in the ordinary type of the newspaper in which it is published, would not occupy more than two columns, must be published in one issue, and when it exceeds such space, shall be published as soon as possible, by occupying such space in each successive issue. The secretary of state shall cause to be stated upon each and every law transmitted by him for publication as aforesaid, the exact number of folios contained therein, which shall be the basis for payment; and he shall also indicate in the same manner, which are general laws, and which are laws of a local nature applicable only to the county affected. It shall be the duty of the publisher of each newspaper designated to

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publish the session laws, to forward to the secretary of state, a marked copy of each general law published in said newspaper within five days after such publication, and also to forward to the county treasurer of the county within which such publication is made, a marked copy of each local law passed by the legislature and published under the provisions of this section. It shall be the duty of the county treasurer to keep a correct record of all laws received from the secretary of state for publication, with the date of receipt, and number of folios indicated, and to report to the secretary of state on or before October first, in each year, whether the publication of general laws has been regularly made as provided by law, and he shall also report to the board of supervisors of his county during the first week of the annual session thereof, whether the publication of local laws has been made as provided by law, transmitting with his report a copy of each local law received from the secretary of state, with the number of folios indicated in each such local law, together with the date of publication in newspapers legally designated to make such publication.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 715, $ 4, and L. 1892, ch. 686, 8 20 part.

3. The secretary of state shall designate two newspapers in each of the counties of Queens and Richmond for the publication of session laws required by law to be published, representing respectively, each of the two principal political parties into which the people of such counties are divided, on the nomination of the county committee of each of such parties.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 686, § 19 part, as am'd by L. 1898, ch. 349, § l; L. 1900, ch. 400, § 1, and L. 1905, ch. 496, § 1.

4. The secretary of state shall send to each newspaper designated pursuant to law, in the order in which they are passed, and as soon as the slips are printed, copies of such concurrent resolutions as are required to be published. Concurrent resolutions proposing amendments to the constitution shall be published in such newspapers once in each week for thirteen consecutive weeks, under the direction of the secretary of state at the expense of the state, in such a manner, by the use of italies and brackets, as to indicate the new matter added or the old matter eliminated.

Formerly L. 1892, ch. 682, 8 48, as am’d by L. 1902, ch. 182, § 1.

5. The charge for such publication of general laws in the newspapers designated to publish said laws, shall be paid by the treasurer of the state on the warrant of the comptroller, after certifi

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