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PART I

Book to be Jaid before the town auditors.

Accounts how audited.

paid out by them, when, and to whom paid, and on what authority.

$ 4. On the Tuesday next preceding the annual town meeting, in every year, and also on the Thursday next preceding the annual meeting of the board of supervisors of such county in every year, the overseers of the poor shall lay the said book before the board of town auditors, together with a just and true account of all moneys received and expended by them for the use of the poor since the last preceding meeting of the said board of town auditors. The said board of auditors shall compare said account with the entries in the poor book aforesaid, and shall examine the vouchers in support thereof, and audit and settle the same, and state the balance due from the overseers, or to them as the case may be. The said account shall be filed with the town clerk; and at every annual town meeting, the town clerk shall produce such poor accounts for the then preceding year, and read the same if required by the meeting.

$5. The accounts of overseers of the poor for their services in affording the relief and support mentioned in this act, shall be audited, certified, levied, collected and paid in the manner now provided by law in respect to other town accounts.

Town audi-
tors to cer-
tify the
names,
ages, &c.,

S6. At the annual meeting of the board of town auditors on the Thursday preceding the annual meeting of the board of supervisors, the said board of town auditors shall make a persons certificate to be signed by a majority of the board, specifying

relieved.

Estimate to be made of amount necessary for next year.

the name, age, sex and native country of every person who shall have been relieved or supported by the overseers of the poor, during the then preceding year, and stating the causes, either direct or indirect, which shall have operated to render such person a pauper, and the amount of money expended for the use of each and every person so relieved or supported as allowed by the board of auditors; together with the amount allowed to each overseer for services rendered in relation to the temporary relief of the poor as aforesaid; which certificate the said board of auditors shall cause to be delivered to the superintendents of the poor of such county, or one of them, on or before the first day of December then next.

$7. The board of town auditors shall also at their annual meeting mentioned in the last preceding section, make an estimate to be signed by a majority of the board, of the sum which they shall deem necessary for the temporary relief and support of the poor the ensuing year, and to supply any deficiency in the preceding year, and shall cause the said estimate to be laid before the board of supervisors of such county, on the first day of their then next annual meeting. The board of supervisors shall cause the said sum to be levied and collected in the town where the same was estimated to be necessary as aforesaid, in the manner now provided by law in respect to other town charges, and to be paid to the overseers of the poor of such town.

CHAP. XX.

$8. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of such Duty of su county to examine the accounts of the superintendents of the pervisors. poor, and audit the same.

CHAP. 245.

AN ACT in relation to the temporary relief of the Poor.
PASSED May 12, 1846.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. Whenever the board of supervisors of any county in Temporary this state shall by resolution, declare their intention to adopt counties. the provisions of the act entitled "An act in relation to the temporary relief of the poor in the county of Livingston, and such other counties as may adopt the provisions of this act," passed May 14th, 1845, all the provisions of said act shall extend and apply to said county.

and Kings

$2. The provisions of the first section of this act shall not New York apply to the city and county of New York, nor to the county excepted. of Kings.

CHAP. 498.

AN ACT to authorize the election of county superintendents of the poor, and county treasurers, by the people. PASSED December 16, 1847. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

respecting

1. It shall be lawful hereafter for the board of supervi- Provision sors in any county, at any annual meeting of such board, to the number direct by resolution that thereafter only one county superin- to be electtendent of the poor shall be elected in and for such county, who shall hold his office for three years; but in all counties where no such resolution shall have been passed, three county superintendents of the poor shall be elected.

See Laws of 1862, ch. 298. Post, p. 14.

[§ 2 temporary.]

office and

$3. In counties where only one superintendent of the Tenure of poor shall be chosen, he shall hold his office for three years, classificabut in counties where three are chosen, one of the said super-perinten intendents so elected shall hold his office for one year, one dents. for two years, and one for three years, and the clerk of the county shall, on the first day of January after such election, determine by lot which of said superintendents shall hold his office for one year, which for two, and which for three

PART I.

Vacancies

4. Boards of supervisors shall appoint county superinhow filled. tendents of the poor or county treasurers, to fill vacancies

which may happen in such offices.

ply.

Laws to ap- $ 5. All laws now in force, not inconsistent with the provision of this act, applicable to county superintendents of the poor and county treasurers, shall apply to the officers elected or appointed pursuant to this act, and all laws and parts of laws inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

$6. None of the provisions of this act shall apply to the city and county of New York.

Repeal.

New York excepted.

years, and annually thereafter there shall be elected one superintendent, who shall hold his office for three years.

Certain
Counties

town and

county poor.

CHAP. 176.

AN ACT to authorize the Supervisors in any of the several counties therein named, to restore the distinction between town and county poor.

$1. The board of supervisors in any of the counties of Livingston, Sullivan, Broome, Cortland, Orange, Allegany distinction Seneca, Franklin, Onondaga and Ulster, at any annual meetbetween ing, by a vote of a majority of all the members elected, in

may restore the

PASSED April 4, 1848.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

favor thereof, may determine to restore the distinction between county poor and town poor in their counties respectively; and upon their filing such determination duly certified by the clerk of the board, with the county clerk, the distinction between the county poor and the town poor shall thereupon be restored, from and after the time to be fixed by such board of supervisors, either at the commencement or the close of the year for which said supervisors were elected to serve. It shall not be lawful for any officer, whose duty it may be to provide for the maintenance, care or support of the poor and indigent persons at public expense, to put up at auction or sale, the keeping, care or maintenance of any such poor or indigent person to the lowest bidder, and every contract which may be entered into for the support, care or maintenance of any such poor or indigent person, in pursuance of, or accordance with, any bid or bids made at any auction or public competition for the support, care or maintenance of any such poor persons, shall be absolutely void.

CHAP. 327.

AN ACT to require superintendents of the poor to give bonds.

PASSED April 12, 1848.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

executed

$1. Every person hereafter elected to the office of superin- Bond to be tendent of the poor, shall, within ten days after his election, give a bond to the supervisors, with two or more sufficient sureties, to be approved by the board of supervisors, and in such sum as they shall direct, conditioned that such person shall faithfully execute the duties of his office, and shall pay according to law all moneys which shall come to his hands, as superintendent of the poor, and render a just and true account thereof to the board of supervisors.

S2. Such bond with the approbation of the board of super- And filed. visors, endorsed thereon by their clerk, shall be filed in the office of the county clerk.

§ 3. This act shall not apply to the city of New York.

CHAP. 116.

AN ACT to extend the time for county superintendents of the poor, elected in November, 1848, to execute and file their official bond and to take the oath of office.

PASSED March 21, 1849.

The People of the State of New York. represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

CHAP. XX.

$ 4. Superintendents of the poor hereafter to be elected at when to any annual election, shall enter on the duties of their office their duties on the first day of January next after such election.

hereafter.

CHAP. 12.

AN ACT to extend the time for county superintendents of the poor elected in November, 1849, to take the oath of office and file their official bond.

PASSED February 6, 1850. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

34. Superintendents of the poor, hereafter to be elected, Time of flmay have until the first day of January next after the election, to take the oath of office and file their official bond.

ing bond.

PART I.

Penalty of

fixed by supervisor.

S5. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of the bonds to be several counties to fix the penalty of the bonds of superintendents of the poor, at their next annual session; and the sureties may be approved by the county clerk, in the recess of the board of supervisors.

Keeper and physician.

CHAP. 532.

AN ACT in relation to the duties of Superintendents of

the Poor.

Unexpired term of the others.

PASSED July 11, 1851.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. In each county where there is more than one superintendent of the poor, and where there is a poor house, the superintendents shall appoint a keeper and physician for the poor house.

7 How. P. R., 255.

CHAP. 188.

AN ACT relating to county superintendents of the poor.
PASSED April 10, 1854.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Term of

S1. In any county in this state, in which the board of only one in supervisors is authorized by law to direct by resolution that

office when

a county.

thereafter only one county superintendent of the poor should or shall be elected in and for such county, and has so directed or may hereafter so direct, the person elected as superintendent of the poor of such county, at the election of such officer next after the passage of such resolution, shall be and is superintendent of the poor of such county, to hold his office for three years from the first day of January next after his election; and at the general election next preceding the expiration of his said term, and triennially thereafter, one superintendent of the poor shall be elected in and for such county.

$2. In any county having more than one superintendent of the poor in office at the time of the passage of such resolution, heretofore or hereafter, as specified in the preceding section, the passage of such resolution shall not be deemed to affect the then unexpired terms of such superintendents; but the place of those then having one or two years yet to serve, whenever vacated by death, resignation or expiration of their term, or otherwise, shall not be filled either by appointment or election.

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