The Political Code of the State of New York

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Weed, Parsons, 1860 - Law - 607 pages
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Contents

PART I
51
Domicil how determined
52
Allegiance
53
Rights and duties of persons not electors
54
Other rights not affected by state of war
55
PART II
57
Cessions to the United States
69
Counties of the state
78
PUBLIC OFFICERS
101
ARTICLE III
111
List of officers to be published
115
CHAPTER III
116
GENERAL PROVISIONS RESPECTING THE COMPTROLLER PAGE
119
ARTICLE II
123
Regents of the university
125
Their terms of office
126
Portwardens and officers of health of New York
127
Commissioners of excise
128
Commissioner of the St Regis Indians
129
Expenses
132
Person acting as governor
133
Census
138
Duty of marshals
139
Duty of county clerks
140
Penalty for refusing to give information
141
General duties of the comptroller
142
Releasing lands from liens
146
Disposition of certain surplus moneys
147
Comptroller to purchase fuel c
148
Comptroller to issue notice to person who has not accounted
149
Comptroller to settle accounts if rendered
150
Separate accounting with joint debtors
151
Powers of deputy comptroller
152
Mode of drawing funds
154
Discharging the bond
155
Committee to audit treasurers accounts at close of fiscal year
156
Committee to audit treasurers accounts when he leaves office
157
Annual report
160
ARTICLE I
174
CHAPTER V
185
CHAPTER VI
193
Notice of neglect
202
Penalty for acting without oath or bond
203
Governors power of removal
204
Breach of official bond
205
District attorney to inquire into charges
206
Notice of conviction
207
Temporary appointments by the governor
208
Vacancies in certain offices
209
Vacancy in office of commissioner of excise
210
Officers chosen to fill vacancies
211
Attachment and search warrant
212
TITLE II
213
Sandy Hook pilots VI Hellgate pilots VII New York portwardens VIII New York harbormasters IX Special regulations respecting the port of New Yo...
218
Penalty for felling trees into public waters
219
Use of nets c in the channel of the Hudson above New York city
220
Obstructions in the port of New York
221
Lines used for landing not to be drawn by machinery
222
Steamers to carry signals at night
223
Rafts on the Hudson to show lights
224
Penalty
225
Regulation of speed on the Hudson river
226
Owners liable for masters and engineers penalties
227
Definition
228
Notice to town clerk
229
Lumber mark
230
Defacing marks converting lumber
231
Sale of lumber found at Albany
232
Subsequent claim by the owner
233
Penalties on officers
234
Persons having wrecked property to deliver it to an officer
235
Duty of sheriffs coroners and wreckmasters
236
Claimant first to give bond
237
Salvage to be stated in writing
238
Notice of sale
239
Expense of notice
240
ARTICLE V
241
Powers of board
243
Examination of candidates
245
Security
246
Masters to state draught of vessels
249
Fees by whom payable
250
Complaints against pilots and others
251
Witnesses
252
Further duty of secretary and clerks
253
Regulations to be made by board of wardens
254
Charges against pilots
255
Tariff of pilotage
256
Pilots to have preference in certain cases
257
Others than pilots not to act as such
258
Fees
263
Special wardens at quarantine
264
Qualifications of harbormasters
265
General powers
266
Payment and penalty for default
267
Duty of harbormaster respecting piers
268
Duty of harbormasters to enforce this regulation
269
Fees and penalties annual report
270
Ballast rubbish c
271
Protection of piers
272
Incumbrances removed
273
Storage at owners expense
274
Lighters
275
Duty of harbormasters and pilots
276
ARTICLE X
277
His powers
278
CHAPTER II
279
ERECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF BRIDGES PAGE
280
Duty of supervisors
284
Sidewalks and trees
290
Penalties on overseers for neglect
291
Actions against railway corporations
292
Persons failing to work to be reassessed
295
Lands occupied by another than the owner
296
ARTICLE V
297
Notice to nonresidents
298
Neglect to work same
299
Highway labor on plankroads
300
Residents may apply labor to new road
301
Commutation
302
Penalties for loss of time substitutes
303
Mode of collection
304
Penalties collected to be set off against assessments
305
Supervisors to assess arrearages by tax
306
Filling vacancies orders of appointment
316
Notice of hearing to be given to commissioners and applicant
317
Notice to owner to remove fences
318
Reference to local provisions
319
Bridges to be railed
320
Bridges between two towns
321
Commissioners when personally liable
322
Reference thereon
323
Report of commissioners and levying the expenses
324
Appeal from orders made under sections 497 or 501
325
ARTICLE VIII
326
Removal of fallen trees
330
Notice on bridges and penalty for disregarding
331
Annual report
334
Penalty for neglect
342
Indian chiefs may grant right of way
344
Acquiring title by appraisal
345
Route to be fixed before construction
346
Company may alter their routes
347
Weight of rail
348
Lines without the state
349
Agreement of adjoining owner to fence
350
Walking on railway track prohibited
351
Sleeping cars
354
Duty and liability of companies as to sleeping cars
355
Crossing signals
356
Intoxication of companys servants
357
Duty of comptroller
359
Name to be on each boat
360
To whom to be exhibited
361
Making a false bill knowingly is a misdemeanor
362
Certified copies of clearances
363
Fraud in clearance
364
Statement of passengers
365
Collectors duty
366
Commutation
367
Boats to turn to the right
368
Penalty
369
Application of proceeds
370
Boat may be detained
371
CHAPTER V
372
Laying out the road
374
Compensation of the commissioners
375
Acquiring lands by grant
376
USE OF TURNPIKES AND PLANKROADS
382
CHAPTER VI
389
Persons exempt
392
CHAPTER VII
393
Penalty for unlicensed ferrying
394
Vested rights not affected
395
Horses to be fastened while standing
396
Horses not to be run
397
Telegraph lines may be erected
398
TITLE IV
399
The standards
400
The unit of extension
401
The rod the mile and the chain
402
The barrel and the hogshead
403
Contracts construed accordingly
404
State superintendent may contract for construction of stand ards
405
Copies of standards
406
Marks upon the standards
407
CHAPTER II
410
FRAUDS AND PENALTIES
412
Qualification of auctioneer
414
Penalty
415
What goods may be sold by any one
416
ARTICLE III
417
Penalty
418
Suppression of mock auction in New York city
419
Private sales on same day prohibited
420
ARTICLE IV
421
Duties how to be paid
423
Affidavit of no sales
424
Auctioneers book to be examined
425
382
433
Poisoning fish
434
Penalty for selling without license
439
Intemperate husbands wives and children
440
No traffic on Sunday
449
Penalties how recovered
450
Damages for unlawful sale
451
Employees of incorporated companies
452
Meaning of inn and innkeeper
453
CHAPTER XIII
455
Application of proceeds
456
Persons other than railway and express companies
457
Proceeds
458
SEPULTURE
462
Collection of penalties
468
THE GOVERNMENT OF COUNTIES
471
CHAPTER II
477
Service of subpoena
484
Adjournment bond to appear
485
Form and verification of accounts to be audited
486
Fees for subpoenaing witnesses
487
The clerk his compensation
488
Clerk to make annual statement
489
Solitary cells for convicts
490
ARTICLE II
491
When to file bond in certain counties
492
Delivery of books papers and funds to successor
493
Application of recovery
494
Seal
497
City officers
506
TITLE IV
512
ELECTION OF TOWN OFFICERS PAGE SECTION 980 Officers to be chosen
520
Proclamation
521
Illegal voting
522
Classification
523
Determination of result
524
Commissioners of highways
525
CHAPTER III
526
Oath of office
528
Proof of execution of constables undertaking
529
ARTICLE III
534
The board
538
Town charges enumerated
545
The order
551
ARTICLE II
558
The assessors
565
CHAPTER V
574
Formation of companies
576
383
586

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Page 42 - ... then it shall be the duty of the legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the legislature shall prescribe...
Page 18 - The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this State to all mankind; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State.
Page 4 - They shall, in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either house they shall not be questioned in any other place.
Page 36 - ... and every such law making a new appropriation, or continuing or reviving an appropriation, shall distinctly specify the sum appropriated, and the object to which it is to be applied ; and it shall not be sufficient for such law to refer to any other law to fix such sum.
Page 37 - ... provide for the collection of a direct annual tax to pay, and sufficient to pay, the interest on such debt as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal of such debt within 18 years from the time of the contracting thereof.
Page 26 - The persons respectively having the highest number of votes for Governor and LieutenantGovernor, shall be elected ; but in case two or more shall have an equal and the highest number of votes...
Page 18 - Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press.
Page 5 - States; 3 To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes; 4 To establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States; 5 To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures; 6 To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States...
Page 17 - The trial by jury, in all cases in which it has been heretofore used, shall remain inviolate forever. But a jury trial may be waived by the parties in all civil cases, in the manner to be prescribed by law.
Page 27 - Governor, or his removal from office, death, inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, resignation, or absence from the State, the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the Lieutenant-Governor for the residue of the term, or until the disability shall cease.

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