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§ 453. Dutchess county. All insane, idiotic, blind and deaf and dumb persons, the expense of whose support and maintenance now is, or, under the laws of the state of New York, may become a charge upon the city of Poughkeepsie, or the county of Dutchess, exclusive of said city, or both, and who are maintained, or shall be maintained, in any of the institutions of the state of New York, shall be supported by said county of Dutchess as one district. All institutions in the state of New York maintaining any such person whose support is properly chargeable, or shall be properly chargeable, to said city cr county, are hereby required to render to the county treasurer of said county all bills for the support of such persons without any distinction between those persons from the different parts of said county. .

$ 454. Construction of last section. The last section shall not be held to affect chapter two hundred and eighty-six of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-three, an act for the better support of the poor in the city of Poughkeejisie, except as to the class of persons herein named.

§ 455. Female attendants for feeble-minded women in transit to or from institutions. In every order, com. mitment or direction made by any court, judge or other officer for the confinement of a feeble-minded woman in any public institution or other place, not located at the same place where such feebleminded person may be at the time such order, commitment or Jirection is made, such court, judge or other officer shall also direct therein that such feeble-minded woman shall have as an attendant at least one suitable adult woman, while in custody pursuant to such order, commitment or direction, and while going to such public institution or other place; and no officer or other person shall keep in his custody, or take to any public institution or other place for the custody or confinement of a feeble-minded person, any feeble-minded woman unless accompanied by such an attendant. Whenever any feeble-minded woman confined in any institution of this state, under and pursuant to a commitment or order of any court, judge or other officer, is to be transferred from one institution to another institution, or from any public institution to a point outside of the city, village or town where said public institution is located, the board of managers of the institution where said feeble-minded woman is confined shall cause said feeble-minded woman, when so removed and transported, to be accompanied by one or more females in addition to the officer having her in charge. The expenses of procuring female assistants required for carrying out the provisions of this section shall be a charge upon the city or county from which said feeble

minded woman was committed.

$ 456. Investigation of complaints by boards of managers. Whenever the managers, directors or trustees of any asylum, hospital or other charitable institution, the managers, directors or trustees of which are appointed by the governor and senate, or by the legislature, shall deem it necessary or proper to investigate and ascertain the truth of any charge or complaint made or circulated respecting the conduct of the superintendent, assistants, subordinate officers or servants, in whatever capacity or duty employed by or under the official control of any such managers, directors or trustees, it shall be lawful for the presiding officer for the time being of any such managers, directors or trustees, to administer oaths to all witnesses coming before them respectively for examination, and to issue compulsory process for the attendance of any witness within the state whom they may respectively desire to examine, and for the production of all papers that

any such witness may possess, or have in his power, touching the matter of such complaint or investigation; and wilful false swearing by any witness who may be so examined is hereby de clared to be perjury.

$ 457. Fees of witnesses. All persons examined as witnesses under the preceding section shall be paid the same fees as are now paid to witnesses in the supreme court by the said managers, directors or trustees, authorizing the issuing of such compulsory process.

8 458. Designation of depository of funds. It shall be the duty of the board of trustees or managers of each charitable or benevolent institution in this state, supported in whole or in part by moneys received from the state, or by any county, city or town thereof, to designate by resolution, to be entered upon their minutes, some duly incorporated national or state bank or trust company as the depository of the funds of such institution. After such designation, it shall be the duty of the treasurer of each such charitable or benevolent institution immediately to deposit in the bank or trust company so designated, in his name as treasurer of the institution, naming it, all funds of the institution which may come into his possession.

$ 459. Labor of children not to be hired out. It shall be unlawful for the trustees or managers of any house of refuge, reformatory or other correctional institution, to contract, hire, or let by the day, week or month, or any longer period, the services or labor of any child or children under, now or hereafter committed to or inmates of such institutions.

ARTICLE 23

Laws Repealed; When to Take Effect Section 470. Laws repealed.

471. When to take effect.

§ 470. Laws repealed. Of the laws enumerated in the schedule hereto annexed, that portion specificd in the last column is hereby repealed.

§ 471. When to take effect. This chapter shall take effect immediately.

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