Electric light companies, bill relating to (A. 2409)

138 Public Papers of Governor Roosevelt

Omnibus Vetolist of Bills Remaining Unsigned, With reasons

State of New York
Executive Chamber
Albany, May 5, 1900

Memorandum filed with Assembly bill No. 2409, introduced by Mr. W. J. Sullivan, entitled “An Act entitled An Act to amend chapter four hundred and forty-six of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-six entitled ‘An Act to authorize electric light companies in towns or villages of this State to acquire real estate’”—Not approved This bill is not approved, because the powers it confers are too vaguely defined. The original act which this bill seeks to amend, recognizes the caution which should be entertained in clothing electric light companies with the great powers of condemnation enjoyed by water companies, and therefore limited this right to the electric light companies of villages and towns only.

Theodore Roosevelt



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