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Vacancies how filled.

Laws to apply.

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

S 4. Boards of supervisors shall appoint county superintendents of the poor or county treasurers, to fill vacancies which may happen in such offices.

$ 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appointed pursuant to this act, and all laws and parts of laws inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.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.

Certain counties Inay re

between town and county pour.

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.

PASSED April 4, 1848. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 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 meet

ing, by a vote of a majority of all the members elected, in 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. XX.

executed.

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:

S 1. Every person hereafter elected to the office of superin- Bond to bo 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 sim 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.

$ 2. 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.

S 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.

Passep March 21, 1849. The People of the State of New York. represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 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: S 4. Superintendents of the poor, hereafter to be elected, Time of fl

ing bond. may have until the first day of January next after the election, to take the oath of office and file their official bond.

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S 5. 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 superinfixed by supervisor. tendents 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.

CHAP. 532.
AN ACT in relation to the duties of Superintendents of

the Poor.

PASSED July 11, 1851. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 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.

Keeper and physician.

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 S 1. In any county in this state, in which the board of only one in supervisors is authorized by law to direct by resolution that 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 superin

tendent of the poor shall be elected in and for such county. Unexpired S 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 serye, whenever vacated by death, resignation or expiration of their term, or otherwise, shall not be filled either by appointment or election.

term of the others.

CHAP. XX.

dren.

CHAP. 159.
AN ACT to allow the trustees, directors, or managers of

incorporated asylums, to bind out orphans or indigent
children surrendered to their care.

PASSED April 5, 1855. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 1. The trustees, directors, or managers of any incorpo- Trustees rated orphan asylum, may bind out any orphan or indigent out chilchild if a male, under the age of twenty-one years, or if a female, under the age of eighteen years, which has been or shall be surrendered to the care and custody of said society by the parent or guardian thereof, or placed therein by the superintendent of the poor of the county, or the overseers of the poor of any city or town in the county within which said asylum is located, to be clerks, apprentices or servants, until such child, if a male, shall be twenty-one years old, or if a female, shall be eighteen years old, which binding shall be as effectual as if such child had bound himself with the consent of his father.

S 2. In case of the death of the father of any indigent Mother child, or in case the father shall have abandoned his family or guardian of neglected to provide for them, the mother shall be the guardian of said child for the purpose of surrendering the said child to the care and custody of said society; and in case of the death of both parents, the mayor of the city within which the said asylum may be located, shall be, ex officio, the guardian of said child, for the purpose of enabling said trustees, managers or directors, to bind out such child.

$ 3. The provisions of sections eight, nine and ten, of arti- Rev. Stat. cle first of title fourth of chapter eight of part second of the Revised Statutes, shall apply to all cases of binding under this act.

child.

extended.

CHAP. 269. AN ACT requiring overseers of the poor of the several towns of this state to give bonds.

PASSED April 10, 1855. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 1. Every person hereafter elected or appointed to the Overseer to office of overseer of the poor in the several towns of this state, within ten days after being notified of his election or appointment, shall execute to the supervisor of the town, a

give bond.

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bond, with one or more sureties, to be approved by such supervisor, conditioned that he will faithfully discharge the duties of his office, and will pay according to law all money's which shall come into his hands as such overseer.

S 2. Such bond, with the approval of the supervisor endorsed thereon, shall, within five days thereafter, be filed in the office of the town clerk of such town.

To be filed.

dents of

CHAP. 61.
AN ACT in relation to orphan and destitute children.

PASSED March 2, 1857.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: Duty of su

$ 1. It shall be lawful for the superintendents of the poor, perinten

in counties in which there shall be no orphan asylum, and the poor, overseers of the poor of towns in such counties, to place the

children, chargeable to and supported at the expense of such counties or towns, in any incorporated orphan asylum in any county of the state, upon such terms as shall be agreed upon with the managers or trustees of said asylum, at the proper expense of the counties or towns to which they are properly

chargeable. Duty of S 2. It shall be the duty of the managers of every orphan of orphan asylam or other institution authorised to receive and bind out asylums.

orphan or destitute children, to provide and keep always open for the inspection of all desiring to examine it, a book, in which shall be registered the names, age and parentage, as near as the same can be ascertained, of all children committed to their care or received into such institution, in which book or register shall also be written the time such child left the institution, and if bound out or otherwise, placed out at service, or on trial, the name and occupation of the person with whom it is so placed and his or ber place of residence. The managers shall have no power to bind out any person mentioned in the

first section. Act of 1855 S 3. All the provisions of chapter one hundred and fiftymade appli cable. nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-five, shall apply

to the children provided for in this act.

managers

CHAP. 298.
AN ACT in relation to superintendents of the poor.

Passed April 17, 1862; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: Power of rupervisors $ 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and ninety-eight to increase of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-seven, passed De

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