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87. The court of appeals is continued. It shall consist of the chief judge and associate judges now in office, who shall hold their offices until the expiration of their respective terms, and their successors, who shall be chosen by the electors of the state. The official terms of the chief judge and associate judges shall be fourteen years from and including the first day of January next after their election. Five members of the court shall form a quorum, and the concurrence of four shall be necessary to a decision. The court shall have power to appoint and to remove its reporter, clerk and attendants. Whenever and as often as a majority of the judges of the court of appeals shall certify to the governor that said court is unable, by reason of the accumulation of causes pending therein, to hear and dispose of the same with reasonable speed, the governor shall designate not more than four justices of the supreme court to serve as associate judges of the court of appeals. The justices so designated shall be relieved from their duties as justices of the supreme court and shall serve as associate judges of the court of appeals until the causes undisposed of in said court are reduced to two hundred, when they shall return to the supreme The governor may designate justices of the supreme court to fill vacancies. No justice shall serve as associate judge of the court of appeals except while holding the office of justice of the supreme court, and no more than seven judges shall sit in any case. There shall be elected at the next general election to be held after the adoption of this amendment, and thereafter as vacancies may occur, two additional associate judges of the court of appeals, of the judges of which court not more than seven shall sit on the hearing of any appeal, except that the court may, in its discretion, direct a reargument to be had before the entire court. Upon the entry of the judges so elected upon their respective offices the existing provision for designating justices of the supreme court as associate judges of the court of appeals shall cease and determine. The salary of the associate judges of the court of peals shall be the sum of fifteen thousand dollars a year, and that of the chief judge the sum of fifteen thousand five hundred dollars a year, which salary shall be in lieu of and shall exclude all other compensation and allowances for expenses of every nature and kind whatever.

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§ 2. Resolved (if the senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next

general election of senators, and in conformity with section one, article fourteen of the constitution, be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

STATE OF NEW YORK,

IN ASSEMBLY, May 22, 1907. The foregoing resolution was duly passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Assembly voting in favor thereof, three-fifths being present. By order of the Assembly,

J. W. WADSWORTH, JR.,

Speaker.

STATE OF NEW YORK,

IN SENATE, June 13, 1907. The foregoing resolution was duly passed, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, threefifths being present.

By order of the Senate,
L. S. CHANLER,

President.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION of the senate and assembly proposing an amendment to section twenty-seven of article three of the constitution in relation to the powers of the boards of supervisors, and county auditors, or other fiscal officers.

Section 1. Resolved (if the assembly concur), That section twenty-seven of article three of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE III.

Section 27. The legislature shall, by general laws, confer upon the boards of supervisors of the several counties of the state such further powers of local legislation and administration as the legislature may from time to time deem expedient, and in counties which now have, or may hereafter have, county auditors or other fiscal officers, authorized to audit bills, accounts, charges, claims or demands against the county, the legislature may confer such powers upon said auditors, or fiscal officers, as the legislature may, from time to time deem expedient.

§ 2. Resolved (if the assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of senators, and in conformity with section one, article fourteen of the constitution, be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

STATE OF NEW YORK,
IN SENATE, May 23, 1907.

The foregoing resolution was duly
passed, a majority of all the Senators
elected voting in favor thereof.
By order of the Senate,

L. S. CHANLER,

President.

STATE OF NEW YORK,

IN ASSEMBLY, June 14, 1907. The foregoing resolution was duly passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Assembly voting in favor thereof.

By order of the Assembly,
J. W. WADSWORTH, JR.,
Speaker.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION of the senate and assembly proposing an amendment to section three of article two of the constitution, in relation to the qualification of certain voters.

Section 1. Resolved (if the senate concur), That section three of article two of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE II.

3. For the purpose of voting, no person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence, by reason of his presence or absence, while employed in the service of the United States; nor while engaged in the navigation of the waters of this state, or of the United States, or of the high seas; nor while a student of any seminary of learning; nor while kept at any almshouse, or other asylum, or institution wholly or partly supported at public expense or by charity; nor while confined in any public prison. The legislature may, however, provide that an inmate of the New York state soldiers' and sailors' home and of the New York State Women's Relief Corps Home, who possesses the qualifications prescribed by section one of this article, except the qualification of residence, and who has been an inmate of such home for such a period of time as would have qualified him to vote in the election district in which such home is located if he had resided therein for such period, may vote for officers of the state or of the United States in the election district or districts in which such home is located, but an inmate so voting in such election district shall not vote in any other election district of the state.

§ 2. Resolved (if the senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of senators, and in conformity with section one, article fourteen of the constitution, be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

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This is to certify that at the joint assembly of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York, held in the Assembly Chamber in the city of Albany, Wednesday the 13th day of February, 1907, in pursuance of law, William Nottingham, of the city of Syracuse, county of Onondaga, Fifth Judicial District, was

declared duly elected as a regent of the university of the State of New York for a term of eleven years from the 31st day of March

next.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have placed our hands and the seals of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York this 13th day of February, one thousand nine hundred and seven. LEWIS STUYVESANT CHANLER,

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Whereas, On the 31st day of December, 1906, William Pryor Letchworth did convey to the people of this State about one thousand (1,000) acres of land in the town of Genesee Falls, Wyoming county, N. Y., and Portage, Livingston county, N. Y., in such deed described, subject to the terms and conditions in such deed stated, and the people of this State by chapter 1 of the Laws of 1907, have accepted title to such land, on the terms and conditions. stated in said deed, such lands being of large value and embracing scenery of historic interest and great beauty; and

Whereas, William Pryor Letchworth, as a citizen, and as a public official of this State, at his own cost and expense, during a long period of time has rendered the people of this State distinguished services of great permanent value, therefore it is hereby

Resolved (if the assembly concur), (1) That said lands in Wyoming and Livingston counties which have been conveyed to

the people of this State by William Pryor Letchworth for their use as a park or reservation, subject to terms and conditions stated in said deed, shall hereafter be known as "Letchworth Park," to commemorate the humane and noble work in private and public charities to which his life has been devoted, and in recognition of his eminent services to the people of this State;

(2) That the Secretary of State is hereby directed to forward a copy of this concurrent resolution, duly certified, to William Pryor Letchworth.

By order of the Senate.

LAFAYETTE B. GLEASON,

Clerk.

In Assembly, February 5th, 1907. Concurred in without amend

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Whereas, The discovery of Lake Champlain by Samuel de Champlain, on July 4, 1609, antedates the discovery by the whites of any other portion of the territory now comprising the State of New York, and was an event worthy of commemoration in the annals of the State and nation, and

Whereas, The State of Vermont, in 1906, appointed a commission, consisting of the Governor of that State and six other commissioners, to confer with commissioners to be appointed on the part of New York and the Dominion of Canada, to ascertain what action, if any, ought to be taken by such States and the Dominion of Canada for the observance of such tercentenary; therefore,

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a commission, consisting of the Governor, who shall be chairman, ex officio, two citizens to be designated by him, the Lieutenant-Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, two Senators, to be designated by the

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