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4. Persons of the age of fourteen years and under

§ 1203. Advisory commission for physically handicapped persons. There is hereby continued an advisory commission for physically handicapped persons, to be composed of the commissioner of education, who shall be chairman, of the state industrial commissioner, of the commissioner of health and of the president of the state board of charities. Any member of the commission may designate an officer in his department to represent him on the commission and the acts of such officer shall be deemed to be the acts of the person who designated him. The commissioner of education shall designate the officer of the department of education charged with the administration of this act to act as secretary to the commission.

§ 17. Such chapter twenty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by chapter one hundred and forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby amended by adding a new section, to be section twelve hundred and three-a, to read as follows:

§ 1203-a. Purpose of the commission. The purpose of the commission shall be:

1. To rehabilitate persons over fourteen years of age needing and susceptible of rehabilitation for remunerative occupations,

2. To stimulate all private and public efforts designed to relieve, care for, cure or educate physically handicapped children, and to coordinate such efforts with the work and functions of governmental agencies.

§ 18. The opening paragraph of section twelve hundred and four of such chapter twenty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, as added by chapter seven hundred and sixty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 1204. Power of the commission. The commission shall have power and it shall be its duty:

$ 19. Section twelve hundred and four of such chapter twentyone of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, as added by chapter seven hundred and sixty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby amended by adding two new subdivisions, to be subdivisions seven and eight, to read as follows:

7. To carry out the provisions of section twelve hundred and three-a of this article.

8. To maintain a register of physically handicapped children and to use all means and measures necessary to adequately meet the physical and educational needs of such children, as provided

by law. Subds. 4, 5

§ 20. Section twelve hundred and six of such chapter twentyone of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, as added by chapter seven hundred and sixty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby amended by adding two new subdivisions, to be subdivisions four and five, to read as follows:

4. Make, within the limits of the appropriations made therefor, :. physical examination of physically handicapped children who are

1204, opening paragraph amended.

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prospectively or actually incapacitated for the normal pursuit of an education and make recommendations for treatment.

5. On its own initiative or on request of the commission provide, within the limits of the appropriations made therefor, such surgical, medical or therapeutic treatment or hospital care and necessary appliances and devices for physically handicapped children as in its judgment are needed.

$ 21. Section twelve hundred and eight of such chapter twenty- added to one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, as added by chapter $ 1208. seven hundred and sixty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby amended by adding a new subdivision, to be subdivision eleven, to read as follows:

11. To provide, within the limits of the appropriations made therefor, home-teaching, transportation, scholarships in non-residence schools, tuition or maintenance and tuition in elementary, secondary, higher, special and technical schools, for physically handicapped children, in whole or in part from funds of the department, when not otherwise provided by parents, guardians, local authorities or by other sources public or private.

§ 22. Such chapter twenty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred | 1208a and nine, as amended by chapter one hundred and forty of the laws of nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby amended by adding a new section, to be section twelve hundred and eight-a, to read as follows:

§ 1208-a. Duty of the state board of charities. It shall be the ir duty of the state board of charities to report to the advisory com

mission for handicapped persons from time to time handicapped in children under eighteen years of age in institutions or under the lett supervision of organizations coming under the visitation of the faring board and such other information as the board deems advisable.

§ 23. The titles to article thirty-nine-a and section ten hundred and twenty of such chapter twenty-one of the laws of nineteen titles hundred and nine, as added by chapter five hundred and fifty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and seventeen, are hereby amended to read as follows:

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Art. 39a and | 1020,

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HOME TEACHING AND SPECIAL CLASSES. 1020. Physically handicapped children. Š 24. The title to article forty-seven of such chapter twenty-one Art. 47, of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, as added by chapter seven hundred and sixty of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, is hereby amended to read as follows:

title amended.

PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS. § 25. Nothing in this act shall affect the powers and duties of saving 17 the commissioner of education relative to medical inspection un-clause.

der article twenty-a of the education law, except in so far as this act provides for the surgical or therapeutic treatment or hospital care of crippled children by the state department of health. This act shall not apply to or affect or modify any of the provisions of article thirty-eight of the education law, relative to the instruction of the deaf and blind.

Appropriations.

§ 26. In addition and supplemental to the appropriations which shall be made in the appropriation act of nineteen hundred and twenty-five for the purpose of carrying out the powers and duties prescribed in article forty-seven of the education law for the fiscal year beginning July first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, there is hereby appropriated, from any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the department of education, for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of article forty-seven of the education law as hereby amended and of paying the cost of the performance of the duties and the exercise of the powers imposed or conferred by such article, and the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the department of health, for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act and of paying the cost of the performance of the duties and the exercise of the powers imposed or conferred thereby.

$ 27. This act shall take effect July first, nineteen hundred and twenty-five.

In effect July 1, 1925.

Commission created; how constituted.

Chairman and secretary. Duties.

CHAPTER 228
AN ACT to create a commission to investigate and report upon the suburban

passenger transportation problem of the city of New York and its environs,

and making an appropriation therefor. Became a law April 1, 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. A commission is hereby created for the purpose of this act to consist of eleven members, to be appointed as follows: three of such members to be appointed by the governor, four of such members to be appointed by the president pro tem of the senate and four of such members to be appointed by the speaker of the assembly. The commission shall meet as soon after its appointment as convenient and select a chairman from among its members and appoint a secretary. Such commission shall investigate conditions affecting, and the requirements of, the suburban and commuter passenger traffic entering the city of New York and all matters related thereto or connected therewith, and report to the governor and the legislature on or before February first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six its conclusions and recommendations in respect thereto.

§ 2. Eligibility. A member of the commission shall not be disqualified in holding any other office, state or municipal, nor forfeit the same by reason of his appointment under this act, notwithstanding the provisions of any law of the state or city charter.

§ 3. Powers of the commission. Such commission shall have power to subpoena and compel the attendance of witnesses, including public officers and employees, and to require the production of

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any and all books, records and papers under their care or control,
to take and hear proofs and testimony and adopt rules for the con-
duct of its proceedings.

§ 4. Officers and employees. The commission may employ coun-
sel and such engineering, clerical and other assistants as may
be necessary in connection with the duties of the commission, and
may fix their compensation within amounts made available there-
for by appropriation.

§ 5. Expenses of commission. The members of such commission shall receive no compensation for their services, but such members and the employees of the commission shall be paid for their actual and necessary traveling, hotel and other expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.

§ 6. The sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or so much approthereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the purposes of this act, payable by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller on the certificate of the chairman of the commission.

§ 7. Such commission shall have and possess all the powers and Powers of authority of a legislative committee and may sit and hold meetings tiernstigawithin and without the state as it may from time to time determine. It shall, in the course of its investigations, confer with the Conference public service commission, the transit commission, the port authority of New York and, so far as in its judgment may be ities. necessary, such other state or municipal bodies as have jurisdiction with relation to matters pertinent to such investigations, and may, in connection with such investigations, confer with any representatives, commissions, or other authorities of the federal government and the authorities of other states.

§ 8. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 229
AN ACT making an appropriation for printing, equipment, supplies and

materials for the office of the department of state police, recently destroyed
by fire.

Became a law April 1, 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. The sum of nine thousand three hundred thirty-two
dollars ($9,332), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby
appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury not other-
wise appropriated, for printing and the purchase of equipment,
supplies and materials for the office of the department of state
police, such office and contents having recently been injured or
destroyed by fire. The moneys hereby appropriated shall be paid
out by the state treasurer on the warrant of the state comptroller,
on the order of the superintendent of state police.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 230

AN ACT making appropriations from the sinking funds of the state for the

payment of interest on the state debt. Became a law April 1, 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. The several amounts named below, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to accomplish the purposes designated, are hereby appropriated from the several state sinking funds for the payment of the interest on the state debt, as the same shall become due and payable during the fiscal year beginning on the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, namely:

Appropriation.

CANAL DEBT SINKING FUNDS. § 2. Fund three. For interest on twenty-one million dollars fifty-year three per centum bonds for the improvement of the Erie, Champlain and Oswego canals, contracted under article seven of the constitution, chapter one hundred and forty-seven, laws of nineteen hundred and three and chapter three hundred and two, laws of nineteen hundred and six, six hundred and thirty thousand dollars ($630,000).

§ 3. Fund four. For interest on forty million dollars fiftyyear four per centum bonds for the improvement of the Erie, Champlain and Oswego canals, contracted under article seven of the constitution, chapter one hundred and forty-seven, laws of nineteen hundred and three and chapter sixty-six, laws of nineteen hundred and ten, one million six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000).

§ 4. Fund five. For interest on three million dollars fifty-year four per centum bonds for the improvement of the Cayuga and Seneca canals, contracted under article seven of the constitution, chapter three hundred and ninety-one, laws of nineteen hundred and nine, and chapter one hundred and thirty-nine, laws of nineteen hundred and ten, one hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($120,000).

§ 5. Fund six. For interest on five million dollars thirty-year four per centum bonds for the construction of barge canal terminals, contracted under article seven of the constitution, chapter seven hundred and forty-six, laws of nineteen hundred and eleven, two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000).

§ 6. Fund seven. For interest on thirty million dollars fiftyyear four and one-half per centum bonds for the improvement of the Erie, Champlain and Oswego canals, contracted under article seven of the constitution, chapter one hundred and forty-seven, laws of nineteen hundred and three, and chapter seven hundred and eighty-seven, laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen, one million three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($1,350,000).

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