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Police Matrons.

88 80-91 $ 80. Application of article. — The provisions of this article shall not apply to any bridge erected or authorize the erection of any bridge on the Hudson river below Waterford, or on the East river or over water forming a part of the boundaries of the state.

ARTICLE V.

Police MATRONS.

SECTION 90. Police station houses for the detention of women; how

designated. 91. Police matrons; how appointed. 92. Term of service, salaries, vacancies. 93. When police matrons to reside at station houses. 94. Women under arrest to have separate accommodations. 95. Proceeding in case of arrest of women. 96. Women defined. 97. Appropriations under article, how made.

890. Police station houses for the detention of women; how designated. — The mayor of every city containing a popula. tion of twenty-five thousand shall and the mayor of every other city when authorized by a resolution of the common council may designate one or more station houses within his city for the detention and confinement of all women under arrest in such city. Such mayor or board of commissioners of police may at any time designate for such purpose any additional station house or houses, or may revoke the designation of any station house or houses theretofore designated, provided that at least one such station house shall at all times be so designated for such purpose in each city.

$91. Police matrons; how appointed. The mayor of each city shall appoint for each station house designated as provided in the preceding section, not more than two respectable women who shall be known as police matrons in the same manner and under the restrictions governing the appointment of patrolmen, so far as the same may be applicable, except that any rule or regulation as to the age of a person appointed patrolmen shall not apply to matrons appointed under the provisions of this article. No women shall be appointed a police matron unless suitable for the position and recommended therefor in writing by at least twenty women of good standing, residents of the city in which the appointment is made. In cities where there are no station houses, and where the county jail is used for the purposes of a house of detention, it shall be

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deemed a compliance with the provisions of this article if there shall be in constant attendance at such jail, so long as any woman is detained under arrest therein, a woman properly qualified for and who shall perform the duties herein imposed upon police matrons.

$ 92. Term of service, salaries, vacancies.-Police matrons shall on appointment, hold office until removed, and they may be removed at any time by the authority appointing them, after an opportunity to be heard, by written order stating the cause of such removal. Upon the death, resignation or removal of a police matron, her successor shall be appointed as soon as may be, in the manner hereinbefore provided. A police matron shall receive a compensation or salary to be fixed by the common council in the several cities where such matrons shall be provided, not exceeding in any case the minimum salary paid to patrolmen in the city in which such matron is appointed.

$ 93. When police matrons to reside at station house.—When only one police matron is attached to a police station, she shall reside there, or within a reasonable distance therefrom, and shall hold herself in readiness to respond to any call therefrom at any hour of the day or night, and each matron shall, during such hours as may be fixed by the head of the police department, remain in such station and hold herself in readiness to respond to any call therefrom. So long as any woman is detained or held under arrest in a police station to which a police matron is attached, it shall be the duty of such matron to remain constantly thereat, ready for service; or if there be more than one matron attached to such station, then one of them shall be constantly ready for service. A police matron shall, subject to the officer in charge of such station house, have the immediate care and charge of all women held under arrest in the station to which she is attached, and she may at any time call upon the officer in charge of such station for assistance. She shall be subject to the authority of the board of police, or if there be no such board, then to the chief of police in the city where she may be appointed, and to the rules prescribed by such authority, but at a station where she may be on duty she shall be subject only to the authority of the officer in charge thereof.

$ 94. Women under arrest to have separate accommodations. -It shall be the duty of the boards of commissioners of police in every city, or if there be no board of police, then of the mavor of such city, to provide sufficient accommodations for women held un

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der arrest to keep them separate and apart from the cells, corridors and apartments provided for males under arrest, and to so arrange each station house that no communication can be had between the men and women therein confined, except with the consent of the matrons and officers in charge of such station house.

$95. Proceeding in case of arrest of women. — Whenever a woman is arrested and taken to a police station, to which a matron is attached, it shall be the duty of the officer in charge of the station to cause such matron to be summoned forthwith, and whenever, in any city in which a police matron has been appointed, a woman is arrested and taken to a station house to which no matron is attached, it shall be the duty of such officer to cause such woman to be removed as soon as possible to the nearest station house within such city to which a police matron is attached. No such separate confinement nor any such removal of any woman shall operate to take from any court any jurisdiction it has.

$ 96. Woman defined. — The term “woman” as used in this article shall not include any female either actually or apparently under the age of sixteen years, whose care is assumed by any society, referred to in section two hundred and ninety-three of the penal code; but every such female upon being taken to a station house shall be at once transferred therefrom, by the officer in charge to the custody of such society.

$ 97. Appropriations under article, how made.—The proper local authorities of each city in which a police matron has been appointed shall appropriate annually such sum as may be needed for the separate care and confinement in station houses of any women arrested in such city, and for the appointment, salary and maintenance of police wiatrons for the purposes of this article.

ARTICLE VI.

LODGING HOUSES. SECTION 110. Daily register to be kept in licensed lodging house before

elections. 111. Boards of health to prepare registers. 112. Returns to be made to boards of health. 113. Cost of registers to be a city charge; registers to be open to

the public. 114. Lodging house defined. 115. Violation of preceding sections a misdemeanor; revocation

of license.

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$ 110. Daily register to be kept in licensed lodging house before elections. — The proprietor, lessee or keeper of a licensed lodging house in a city of the first class, shall between September first and November fifteenth, of each year, keep a daily register of lodgers within such lodging house.

8 111. Boards of health to prepare registers. — The board of health of a city of the first class shall prepare books for the registration of such lodgers, and blanks for the returns hereinafter mentioned. Such books shall be known by the general name of “registers,” and shall be ruled in parallel columns, in which shall be entered the name, birthplace, residence (by state, county, town or city, and street number, if any), features and character of each lodger. Under the term “ features ” shall be included columns for the color, approximate age, height and weight, together with any peculiarities of form or visible marks on the face of such lodger, and under the heading of " character” shall be stated as to each lodger whether he is a monthly, weekly or daily lodger, and whether or not he occupies a bed.

$ 112. Returns to be made to boards of health.—The proprietor, lessee or keeper of a lodging house shall, during the period between September first and November fifteenth, make sworn fortnightly returns to the board of health of such city, according to the general regulations and upon blank forms to be prescribed by such board, containing the names of the lodgers therein during the twenty-four hours preceding the making of such return, and the facts as to each required to be stated in such register.

$ 113. Cost of registers to be a city charge; registers to be open to the public.— The “registers” and blanks provided for in the preceding sections shall be a city charge, and shall be given to every applicant to whom a license to keep a lodging house is granted, and such registers shall during all reasonable hours be open to the inspection of the public.

$ 114. Lodging house defined.-A lodging house shall be taken to mean and include any house or building, or the portion thereof, in which persons are harbored, or received or lodged for hire for a single night, or less than a week at one time, or any part of which is let to any person to sleep in for any term less than a week.

$ 115. Violation of preceding sections a misdemeanor revocation of license.—A violation of the preceding sections of this article by the proprietor, lessee or keeper of a licensed lodging

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house in a city of the first class, shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of ten dollars or by imprisonment for ten days for each and every offense, and shall cause the license of such lodging house to be revoked.

ARTICLE VII.

ART COMMISSION.

SECTION 120. Purchase of art productions in certain cities.

121. Art commissioners.
122. Selection and placing of art productions.

$ 120. Purchase of art productions in certain cities.- Cities of the first and second class are hereby authorized, in the discretion of those officers or bodies in such cities that have charge of the appropriation of the public funds, to purchase works of art which are the production of professional artists who are citizens of the United States, and have been executed in the United States. The word“ productions ” shall be held to include among other works of art, mural paintings or decorations which artists may be employed to put on the walls of public buildings of such cities, mosaic and stained or painted glass. A city of the first class may expend under this section any amount not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, annually. A city of the second class may expend under this section not to exceed ten thousand dollars annually.

$ 121. Art commissioners.—Where provision is not made by law for an art commission for any city of the first or second class, the mayors of such city shall, as soon as any city decides to expend any moneys under the provisions of this article, appoint art commissioners for such cities. Such commissioners may include women, but shall not contain more than a bare majority of persons selected from any one political party. It shall be composed of persons who are experts in art matters.

$ 122. Selection and placing of art productions.--All art productio: s purchased under this article shall be selected by the art commission of the city, and shall be placed in the public buildings, grounds or parks thereof for the purpose of beautifying the same.

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