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§ 2. The members of the corporation hereby created are to be Election of elected from time to time by the national council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The persons named in section one hereof shall be members of such corporation for the respective terms of office for which they were elected at the said first annual meeting of the national council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America or during their continuance in such office and until their successors in office have been duly elected by the national council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Upon such election of their respective successors in office from time to time, such successors shall become members of this corporation in the place and stead of their respective predecessors; provided, however, that such corporation Additional shall be composed of and have such additional members and their members. successors as may from time to time be duly provided by the national council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America.

§ 3. Each member of such corporation shall have such voting Voting powers and privileges as may be prescribed by the constitution privileges and by-laws of the national council of the Young Men's Christian berniemAssociations of the United States of America.

§ 4. No officer, member or employee of such corporation shall Non per receive or be lawfully entitled to receive any pecuniary profits profits. from its operations, except reasonable compensation for services in effecting one or more of its purposes, or as proper beneficiaries of its strictly charitable purposes.

§ 5. This corporation shall have and possess all the general General powers provided for in section eleven of the general corporation powers. law of the state of New York and acts amendatory thereof, together with all the powers and privileges granted by this act and such general powers as may be necessary to carry into effect the aims and purposes herein specified, in addition to the specific powers herein granted.

$ 6. Such corporation shall be capable of taking, receiving and Powers as holding absolutely or in trust for its general uses and purposes and for any particular department of its work and for any particular association by gift, devise, bequest, grant or purchase, subject to the limitation as to amount provided by law, real and personal property and of letting, leasing, selling, transferring and conveying the same, and shall also have power to issue bonds and secure the same by mortgages upon its real estate and its improvements. Such corporation may take and hold, as aforesaid, property located in this state not exceeding in value twenty million dollars, or the yearly income, derived from which shall not exceed two million dollars. In computing the value of such property, no increase in value otherwise than from improvements made thereon, shall be taken into account.

§ 7. The corporation shall elect or appoint such officers and officers members of committees as are designated to be elected or ap- mittees.

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pointed from time to time by the national council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America.

§ 8. The said corporation shall have power to make and adopt a constitution and by-laws, rules and regulations for the government of its business, management of its affairs, powers and duties of its officers and agents and from time to time to repeal or alter such constitution and by-laws, rules and regulations, provided they shall not be inconsistent with the constitution and by-laws of the national council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America.

§ 9. The existence of said corporation shall be perpetual or until the repeal of this act.

§ 10. This act shall take effect immediately.

Existence to be perpetual.

CHAPTER 146

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to water districts in towns out.

side of incorporated villages. Became a law March 16, 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:

L. 1909, ch. 63. 88 282, 283 amended.

Section 1. Sections two hundred and eighty-two and two hundred and eighty-three of chapter sixty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled An act relating to towns, constituting chapter sixty-two of the consolidated laws," are hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 282. Town board may establish water district; petition. The town board on the petition of a majority of the owners of taxable real property in a proposed district, as appears by the last preceding completed assessment-roll, may establish a water district outside any incorporated village or city, and wholly within such town. The petition must describe the proposed district; and, if a water system is to be constructed" state the maximum amount proposed to be expended in the construction of such water system. The petition must be signed by the petitioners and acknowledged in the same manner as a deed to be recorded.

§ 283. Map and plans. If a water system is proposed to be constructed in such district? there shall be annexed to the petition above provided a map and plan showing the sources of water supply and a description of the lands, streams, water or water rights to be acquired therefor, and the mode of constructing the proposed water-works and the location thereof, including reservoirs, mains, distributing pipes and hydrants. The petition, map and plans shall be filed with the town clerk, and a certified copy of such map shall also be filed in the county clerk's office. Such map and plans shall be prepared by a competent engineer.

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§ 2. Such chapter is hereby amended by adding a new section, $ 286a to be section two hundred and eighty-six-a, to read as follows:

§ 286-a. Purchase of water by commissioners. If the town board establishes a water supply district and appoints commissioners therefor, as provided in this article, it shall be lawful for the water commissioners, after they have qualified for office, to purchase water by volume for the use of such district from a water company, municipality, or other party or person, and to enter into a contract for that purpose in the name of the district. The purchase price of such water shall be paid out of the proceeds from water rents, established as provided in section two hundred and ninetythree of this chapter; and any deficiency there may be shall be levied against the taxable property in the water district and collected annually at the same time and in the same manner as provided in section two hundred and eighty-nine of this chapter.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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77 as amended.

CHAPTER 147
AN ACT to amend the military law, in relation to state reserve list.
Became a law March 16, 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 seventy-seven of chapter forty-one of the laws L. 1909,

ch. 41, of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled An act in relation to the militia, constituting chapter thirty-six of the consolidated laws,amended by chapter five hundred and eighty-eight of the laws of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 77. State reserve list. There shall be a reserve list for commissioned officers who have served in the active militia. This list shall include those commissioned officers who are lawfully carried on the reserve list at the date this act takes effect and such others as may be placed thereon in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Any officer of the active militia on active duty may be placed by the governor on the reserve list on his own request approved by his intermediate commanding officer. Any person who has served as aide to the governor during the ten years last passed; or as a commissioned officer in the active militia, or as a commissioned officer of the army, navy or marine corps of the United States, and who has been honorably discharged therefrom may be commissioned and placed upon the reserve list by the governor with the highest rank previously held by him after passing an inspection and such examination as the governor may deem necessary. Any person who has served as a commissioned officer of the army

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1 Previously amended by L. 1909, ch. 371; L. 1911, ch. 285; L. 1914, ch. 191; L. 1915, ch. 460; L. 1916, ch. 568; renumbered and amended by L. 1917, ch. 644; and amended by L. 1919, ch. 406.

of the United States in the world war, and who has been appointed to and actually served for at least two months in a position on the staff of an army, corps, division, brigade or regiment, during such war, which position is specified by the tables of organization in force in the United States army, at the time of such service, to be filled by an officer of higher rank, may be commissioned and placed upon the reserve list by the governor, in such higher rank. Such increase in rank shall only be granted to an officer who has actually served at the front in the world war and who has been subjected to fire from the enemy trenches or lines, and such increase in rank shall operate to advance such officer not more than one grade higher than that actually held by him in the United States service. Any officer now on the reserve list or hereafter placed thereon who served, before being placed on said list, in the active militia of this state or in the army, navy, or marine corps of the United States, or in two or more of such services combined, for a period of at least twenty years shall, upon his own application approved by the commanding officer, national guard or naval militia, as the case may be, be commissioned by the governor upon the reserve list in one grade higher than the highest grade held by him in active service. ?In computing periods of service hereunder, service as an enlisted man shall be counted as well as service as an officer. The governor may cause the officers on the reserve list to be inspected and examined by an examining board organized pursuant to this chapter whenever he shall deem it necessary so to do. Notice of the time, place and scope of such inspection and examination shall be mailed to such reserve officer at his last known address not less than six weeks prior to the date thereof and an officer failing to appear or to pass such inspection and examination may, upon the findings of such board, be placed upon the retired list or be discharged in accordance with his previous service and the privileges thereof. The time spent on the reserve list, shall not be credited to an officer in the computation of seniority, pay, length of service or the privileges and exemptions pertaining thereto. Resignations, retirements and discharge of officers on the reserve list shall be made in the same manner as provided by this chapter, for officers on active duty. Officers of the active militia who shall be rendered surplus by reduction or disbandments of organization or by the abolishing of their office or in any manner provided by this chapter, unless placed in the national guard reserve, shall be withdrawn from active duty and placed upon the reserve list. The governor may upon the recommendation of the commanding officer of the national guard or of the naval militia respectively detail officers on the reserve list for active duty, in which case they shall rank in their grade from the date of such detail and the governor may return them to the reserve list at his discretion. An officer on the reserve list shall not be detailed to active duty for more than ninety days until he has passed the examination prescribed for the office to perform the duties of which he is detailed.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 148 AN ACT to amend chapter two hundred and twenty of the laws of nineteen hundred and one, entitled An act to fix the compensation of the assessors in the town of Rotterdam, in the county of Schenectady," in relation to the amount of such compensation. Became a law March 16, 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 one of chapter two hundred and twenty of L. 1901, the laws of nineteen hundred and one, entitled An act to fix the compensation of the assessors in the town of Rotterdam, in amended. the county of Schenectady,” as amended by chapter fifty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred and nineteen, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 1. The compensation of each of the assessors in the town of CompenRotterdam, county of Schenectady, is hereby fixed at the sum assessors. of six hundred and fifty dollars per annum in full for all services and duties of said office of assessor of said town, which shall be paid in the manner as now prescribed by law.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAPTER 149
AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and four of the laws of nineteen

hundred and nineteen, entitled "An act to create the board of equalization
for the county of Erie for the equalization of taxes and assessments and to
define its powers and duties,” in relation to annual conferences with the

assessors of the tax districts of the county.
Became a law March 16, 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. Chapter three hundred and four of the laws of nine- 6a teen hundred and nineteen, entitled An act to create the board 1. 1919, of equalization for the county of Erie for the equalization of taxes cli, 304. and assessments and to define its powers and duties,” as amended by chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the laws of nineteen

hundred and twenty-one, is hereby amended by adding a new secetion, to be section six-a, to read as follows:

§ 6-a. The commissioners of equalization of Erie county may Commisannually call a conference of the assessors of the tax districts of such county to meet with the commissioners of equalization at a annual time and place designated by the commissioners, for the purpose of asof considering matters relating to taxation. Each assessor shall be entitled to the same per diem compensation now authorized and ex

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