Bill to amend the (A. 1539)

160 Public Papers of Governor Roosevelt

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

Memorandum filed with Assembly bill No. 1909, introduced by Mr. Marson, entitled "An Act to amend chapter nine hundred and eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-six known as the tax law in relation to fees of tax collectors" — Not approved

This bill intends to amend the tax law in relation to fees of collectors and provides that the collector shall be entitled to receive from the county treasurer two per centum as fees for all taxes assessed as non-resident, returned to the county treasurer as unpaid. By far the largest amount of unpaid taxes are from those who are residents of the county. Should this bill become a law the collector would receive no percentage whatever for the return of unpaid taxes from the residents of the county. This provision is manifestly unjust and should not receive Executive approval.

Theodore Roosevelt


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

Memorandum filed with Assembly bill No. 1539, introduced by Mr. Metzler, entitled "An Act to amend the penal code, relating to loan, use or sale of personal credit security taking usury" — Not approved

This bill was intended to be a step in the right direction, but was made too broad. If this bill had provided against

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