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moneys hereby appropriated shall be payable by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller upon the order of the chairman and vice-chairman of the commission, and shall be payable for the purpose, in the manner and subject to the provisions of the acts herein before mentioned.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

L. 1909, ch. 9, $ 2, as amended by L. 1909, ch. 580,

ch. 845, amended,

Chap. 96.
AN ACT to amend the agricultural law, in relation to the salary

of the commissioner of agriculture.
Became a law April 3, 1914, 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 two of article two of chapter nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled “An act in relation to

agriculture, constituting chapter one of the consolidated laws,” and L. 1913, as amended by chapter five hundred and eighty of the laws of

nineteen hundred and nine and chapter three hundred and fortyfive of the laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 2. Commissioner of agriculture. There shall be a department of the state government known as the department of agriculture, which shall be charged with the execution of the laws relating to agriculture and agricultural products. The commissioner of agriculture shall be the chief of the department. The commissioner of agriculture shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. His term of office shall be three years. He shall be paid an annual salary of not to exceed eight thousand dollars and his necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of his official duties. Ile may appoint four deputy commissioners of agriculture, a director of farmers' institutes and appoint or employ such clerks, chemists, agents, counsel and other employees as he may deem necessary for the proper enforcement of such laws and the proper administration of the department, who shall receive such compensation as may be fixed by him, in cases where it is not otherwise fixed, and their necessary expenses. The

1 Formerly “six.”

compensation of his deputies, clerks, and other persons appointed or employed by him and such necessary expenses shall be paid on his certificate by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller. All other charges, accounts and expenses of the department authorized by law shall be paid by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller, after they have been audited and allowed by the comptroller. The trustees of public buildings shall furnish suitable rooms for the use of the department.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately,

Chap. 97.
AN ACT to incorporate the church pension fund, to provide

pensions or other forms of support for clergymen of the Protes-
tant Episcopal church in the United States of America and
churches in communion with said church, and for persons de-
pendent on such clergymen, and to receive and hold property

for the said purposes. Became a law April 3, 1914, 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. William Lawrence, David H. Greer, Robert A. Gib- Corporatora son, Theodore N. Morrison, Rogers Israel, James McIlvaine, Reese F. Alsop, Gardiner L. Tucker, William T. Manning, H. D. W. English, George Gordon King, Samuel Mather, David B. Lyman, W. Fellowes Morgan and Monell Sayre, and their successors, are hereby created a body corporate by the name "" The Church Pen- Corporate sion Fund,” for the following purposes, viz.:

(a) To provide pensions or other forms of support for clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States of America and churches in communion with said church, who, by reason of long and meritorious service, or by age, disability, or other reason, shall be deemed entitled to the assistance and aid of this corporation, on such terms and conditions, however, as such corporation may from time to time approve and adopt.

(b) To provide pensions or other forms of support for persons who at the time of such pension are, or have been, dependent upon such clergymen, and shall be deemed entitled to the assistance and

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aid of this corporation, on such terms and conditions, however, as such corporation may from time to time approve and adopt.

(c) In general, to do and perform all things necessary and appropriate to a corporation created for the purpose of providing pensions or other forms of support for the clergy of a church and those who are or have been dependent upon them.

It shall be within the purposes of said corporation to use any means to the foregoing ends which from time to time shall seem expedient to its members or trustees, including the establishment and maintenance of any appropriate activities, agencies and institutions, and the aid of any such activities, agencies or institutions now or hereafter established for like or similar purposes.

§ 2. The corporation hereby formed shall have power to take and hold, by bequest, devise, gift, purchase or lease, either absolutely or in trust for any of its purposes, any property, real or personal, without limitation as to amount or value, except such limitation, if any, as the legislature shall hereafter impose; to convey such property, and to invest and reinvest any principal and deal with and expend the principal and the income of the corporation in

such manner as in the judgment of its trustees will best promote its Organiza- objects. The persons named in the first section of this act, or a

majority of them, shall hold a meeting and organize the corporation and adopt a constitution not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state, which constitution from time to time shall be subject to amendments. The constitution shall prescribe the qualifications of members, who may or may not be restricted to the same persons who are the trustees of the corporation, the number of members who shall constitute a quorum for the transaction

of business at meetings of the corporation, the number of trustees cers; quall- by whom the business and affairs of the corporation shall be powers and managed, the qualifications, powers and manner of selection of the

trustees and officers of the corporation, which selection of trustees or officers, or both, may or may not be by the governing authority of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States of America, now known as the general convention of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States of America, or by appointment with reference to their holding official positions in the said church or in the said general convention, or in accordance with canons or regulations adopted or prescribed by the said general convention, and may contain any other provisions for the management and disposition of the property and regulation of the affairs of the corporation which may be deemed expedient.

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3. The said corporation shall be a charitable corporation and Application shall possess and be entitled to such powers and benefits as now are corporation or hereafter shall be conferred by the general corporation law upon ance lawa. such corporations, so far as the same shall be consistent with this act. It shall be subject to the provisions of sections thirty-nine and forty-five of the insurance law so far as the same are applical le thereto and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this act.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 98.
AN ACT authorizing the submission to the qualified voters of

Wyoming county of a proposition relating to the construction
of a public building on the grounds of the Pioneer's Association
at Silver Lake, in the town of Castile, and providing for the

regulation and management of such building. Became a law April 3, 1914, 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 board of supervisors of the county of Wyoming Submission may, in its discretion, by resolution at any meeting duly held, tion. provide for the submission to the qualified voters of such county at the general election in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen of the following proposition: Shall the county erect a building on the grounds of the Pioneer's Association, at Silver Lake, in the town of Castile, at a cost not exceeding five thousand dollars, for the housing of county relics ?

§ 2. A copy of such resolution, if adopted, certified by the Filing of clerk of such board, shall be filed with the board of elections of resolution. such county not later than twenty days prior to the date of such general election. The question provided for in such resolution shall be submitted at such general election and the votes counted and returns certified thereon in the manner provided in the election law for other propositions and questions submitted to any district of the state.

§ 3. If such proposition be adopted, by the affirmative vote of a Appropriamajority of all the electors voting thereon, the board of supervisors proposition of such county is hereby authorized and directed to appropriate the

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necessary moneys for the construction of such building, not exceeding five thousand dollars, and to cause such building to be constructed upon such site as may be agreed upon between such board or a committee thereof and such Pioneer's Association. Such building shall not be constructed and no moneys shall be provided therefor until such association shall have conveyed by good and sufficient deed to the county of Wyoming the land on which it is proposed to construct such building.

§ 4. Such building shall be used for housing and for exhibition to the public of such relics of the county of Wyoming as may be authorized by the board of supervisors of such county, and shall be open to the public at reasonable hours for a nominal charge of admission, not exceeding ten cents. Subject to rules and regulations of such board of supervisors, such building shall be under the management, care and control of such Pioneer':

Association, and such admission fee shall be applied to the mainAppropria- tenance thereof.

The moneys appropriated by such board for such construction, or such portion thereof as may not be available from funds on hand, shall be raised by taxation in such county in the same manner as other moneys for county expenses.

§ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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tion, how raised.

Chap, 99.
AN ACT to legalize and confirm the official acts of notaries public

and commissioners of deeds.
Became a law April 3, 1914, 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 official acts of every person as notary public or 1912, not commissioner of deeds within the state of New York, heretofore ing certain commissioned as such, which acts have been performed since the

first day of March, nineteen hundred and twelve,' so far as such acts may be affected, impaired or questioned by reason of change of residence made after appointment, or by reason of misnomer or misspelling of name or other errors made in the appointment or

Acts since
March 1,

irregularities, legalized.

1 See L. 1912, ch. 78, and L. 1913, ch. 95.

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