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failure of a notary public to file his certificate of appointment and official oath as such notary in a county other than the county in which such appointment was made and the certificate of such appointment was duly filed, where such notary public or commissioner of deeds has acted in good faith, upon payment being made by such notary public or commissioner of deeds of the legal fees for holding such office or filing such certificate, are hereby legalized and confirmed and made effectual and valid, as the official acts of a notary public or commissioner of deeds legally qualified to perform the same, as fully as if neither of the various errors, omissions, matters and conditions hereinabove enumerated had occurred or existed.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

L. 1916. ch. 541, $ 49 amended.

CHAPTER 448
AN ACT to amend chapter five hundred and forty-one of the laws of nineteen

hundred and sixteen, entitled “An act relating to the preparation of assess-
ment-rolls for the townships and tax districts therein in the county of
Nassau, and the collection of taxes in such towns and tax districts, and
to repeal certain local acts and parts of acts relating to assessments and

taxation in such county,” in relation to advertising the collection of taxes. Became a law April 8, 1925, 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 forty-nine of chapter five hundred and fortyone of the laws of nineteen hundred and sixteen, entitled “An act relating to the preparation of assessment-rolls for the townships and tax districts therein in the county of Nassau, and the collection of taxes in such towns and tax districts, and to repeal certain local acts and parts of acts relating to assessments and taxation in such county, as amended by chapter two hundred and ninety-seven of the laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 49. Within seven days after the receipt of the warrant from the board of supervisors the receiver of taxes shall advertise the collection of such tax by causing notice of the reception of such warrant to be published once in such newspaper or newspapers, as the town board may direct. Such notice shall also contain a statement of the penalties for deferred payment of the taxes as herein provided. The actual disbursement for publishing said notice shall be a town charge.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
1 Word "published

Publishing notice of collection of tas.

Words " posted in five conspicuous places in the town, and at least one notice within each district, and in addition to posting such notice the receiver of taxes shall publish the same notice," omitted.

2 Word "publishing ” substituted for word "posting." 3 Formerly “notices.”

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CHAPTER 449
AN ACT to amend chapter five hundred and forty-one of the laws of nineteen

hundred and sixteen, entitled “An act relating to the preparation of assess-
ment-rolls for the townships and tax districts therein in the county of
Nassau, and the collection of taxes in such towns and tax districts, and
to repeal certain local acts and parts of acts relating to assessments and
taxation in such county,” in relation to the personal liability of the receiver

of taxes for failure to mail tax bills.
Becanie a law April 8, 1925, 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 fifty of chapter five hundred and forty-one L. 1918.

ch. 541, of the laws of nineteen hundred and sixteen, entitled “An act relating to the preparation of assessment-rolls for the townships amended and tax districts therein in the county of Nassau, and the collection of taxes in such towns and tax districts, and to repeal certain local acts and parts of acts relating to assessments and taxation in such county, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 50. Notice of collection of taxes. Any person or corporation, who is the owner of, or liable to assessment on an interest in real property within any town of such county may file with the receiver of taxes for such town a notice stating his name, residence and post-office address, or in case of a corporation, its principal office, a description of the premises with its number or other designation on the tax map, which notice shall be valid and continue in effect until cancelled by such person or corporation. Such receiver of taxes shall, within ten days after receiving any warrant for the collection of taxes, mail to each person or corporation filing such notice at the post-office address therein stated, a duplicate tax bill for all taxes upon such real property included in such warrant. The receiver shall add to the amount of such taxes the sum of ten cents for the expense of stationery and postage, which sum shall be collected with such taxes. The failure of such receiver of taxes to mail such duplicate bill shall not invalidate such tax nor prevent the accrual of any interest or penalty imposed for the nonpayment of taxes, nor prevent the sale of such property for the nonpayment of taxes as provided by law. No further notice than that herein required shall be deemed necessary either in the case of property owned by a resident or nonresident. The town board may, however, direct the receiver of taxes to mail to each taxpayer in such town whose address is known to such receiver a tax bill for all taxes and assessments, the expense thereof to be a town charge.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

1 Words but such receiver of taxes shall be personally liable to the person or corporation filing such notice for any damages sustained by such person or corporation by reason thereof," omitted.

CHAPTER 450
AN ACT authorizing the commissioners of the land office to grant and convey

to Susie M. Nichols, certain lands in the town of Waterford, Saratoga

county, heretofore conveyed by her to the state. Became a law April 8, 1925, with the approval of the Governor. Passed.

by a two-thirds vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The commissioners of the land office are hereby authorized to grant and convey to Susie M. Nichols of Waterford, Saratoga county, for a nominal consideration, all the right, title and interest of the state of New York, in such portion of the lands described in a quit-claim deed from Susie M. Nichols to the state of New York, made the fifth day of September, nineteen hundred and seven, and recorded in the clerk's office of the county of Saratoga, on the twenty-fourth day of February, nineteen hundred and eight, in book number two hundred and sixty-three of deeds at page four hundred and sixty-five, as were not included in the appropriation made by the state for canal purposes pursuant to chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the laws of nineteen hundred and three, the parcel so appropriated being described as parcel eight on map filed in the office of the superintendent of public works, on the sixteenth day of March, nineteen hundred and five, the said Susie M. Nichols having mistakenly conveyed to the state by such deed, and for a nominal consideration, a much larger tract of land than was included in the land appropriated by the state for canal purposes.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 451 AN ACT to constitute the county of Nassau a separate police district, to

establish a police department and a police force therein, and to define the

powers and duties thereof. Became a law April 8, 1925, 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:

NASSAU COUNTY POLICE ACT
Section 1. Short title.

2. Definitions.
3. County constituted separate police district.
4. Chief of police.
5. Police force.
6. Appointment of members of police force.
7. Tenure of office; promotions.
8. Discipline and punishment.
9. Removals.

Section 10. Resignation, unexplained absence.

11. Rules and regulations.
12. Subpoena of witnesses; oaths.
13. Precincts.
14. Detail to duty.
15. Special patrolmen.
16. Detective force.
17. City or village may be included in police district.
18. Assignment for duty in city or village.
19. Powers of members of police force.
20. Duties of police department and police force.
21. Entry where felony is suspected.
22. Return upon arrest.
23. Suppression of gaming and other disorderly houses.
24. Custody of persons committed.
25. Department records; complaint book.
26. Stolen property.
27. Expenses of police department and police force; how

raised.
28. When to take effect.

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Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known as the “Nassau county police act."

§ 2. Definitions. As used in this act,
1. The term “ county" means the county of Nassau;
2. The term “board” or “board of supervisors

means the board of supervisors of the county of Nassau.

3. The term district” means the police district of the county of Nassau; 4. The term

police force means the police force of the county of Nassau, except where authority is conferred by this act on the chief of police in respect to the other members of the police force, in which connection, it means such police force, exclusive of the chief of police.

§ 3. County constituted separate police district. The county of Nassau, outside of a city or village, is hereby constituted a separate police district, and a police department is hereby established therein, with the powers and duties provided by this act.

§ 4. Chief of police. The head of the department of police shall be the chief of police. He shall be designated "chief of police for the county of Nassau." He shall be appointed by the board of supervisors or a majority of them for a term of six years and at the time of his appointment he must be a citizen and have been a resident of the state of New York for at least one year. If a vacancy shall occur, otherwise than by expiration of term, in the office of the chief of police, the board of supervisors, or a majority of them, shall appoint his successor, who shall hold office for the unexpired term. Within ten days prior to the expiration of the term of office of the chief of police, or if a vacancy occur in such office, then within ten days thereafter, the board of supervisors shall convene and make the appointment of a chief of police. Within ten days after this act takes effect, the board of supervisors shall convene and appoint a chief of police, as provided by this act. The appointment of a chief of police shall be in writing, signed by a majority of the board of supervisors, and filed in the office of the county clerk. Before entering upon the duties of his office, the chief of police shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file the same in the office of the county clerk.

§ 5. Police force. The said chief of police is authorized and empowered to appoint a police force to do police service in said county not exceeding, including the deputy sheriffs transferred pursuant to this section and officers, fifty in number, unless he shall be authorized by resolution of the board of supervisors of said county or required by the resolution of the trustees of any village or common council of any city in said county, as herein. after provided, to appoint a greater number for said county, village or city, in either of which case he is authorized and empowered to appoint such additional number or any part thereof. The police force of the county of Nassau shall consist of a chief of police, three captains of police and such number of sergeants and patrolmen as authorized. Upon the qualification of a chief of police appointed pursuant to this act, the deputy sheriffs of the county appointed by the sheriff for criminal work exclusively then in office, shall thereupon be transferred to the police force established by this act, with the rank of patrolmen; sergeants and patrolmen appointed from an eligible civil service list for a city or village pursuant to the resolution of the common council of such city or the board of trustees of sucb village as hereinafter provided in section seventeen shall also be members of the police force. The salary of the chief of police and of the other members of the police force shall be fixed by the board of supervisors and paid in the same manner as other county employees. The salary of members of the police force of the same rank and grade shall be uniform.

§ 6. Appointment of members of police force. Except as provided by this act, the members of the police force shall be appointed from an eligible civil service list by the chief of police. No person shall be appointed a member of the police force who has ever been convicted of a felony, who is not a citizen of the United States, cannot understandingly read and write the English language, or who shall not have resided within the county for one year next preceding his appointment.

§ 7. Tenure of office; promotions. Each member of the police force, except the chief of police, shall hold office during good behavior. If a vacancy occur in the office of captain, it shall be filled by appointment from among the persons then in office as sergeant, if a vacancy occur in the office of sergeant, it shall be filled by appointment from among the persons then in office as patrolmen.

§ 8. Discipline and punishment. The chief of police shall have power in his discretion on conviction of a member of the force for any criminal offense, or for neglect of duty, violation of rules, neglect or disobedience of order, incapacity, absence without leave, con

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