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SECTION 30-D
Seal of Albany county and of the county clerk and the supreme court
Judiciary (JUD) CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE 2
§ 30-d. Seal of Albany county and of the county clerk and the supreme
court. 1. The county of Albany, the county clerk of said county and the
supreme court therein, shall have and use the following seal:

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3 COPY OF Seal of Albany county |

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5 NYS LEGISLATIVE BILL DRAFTING COMMISSION |

6 CONTACT: LEGISLATIVE RETRIEVAL SYSTEM'S HELPLINE |

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Description of Seal
The Seal shall consist of two concentric circles; the upper part of the
space between such circles shall be inscribed with the words in capital
block letters "SEAL OF THE COUNTY OF ALBANY," the lower part shall be
inscribed in capital block letters the year "1683", and inside the inner
circle such Seal shall bear the following: a depiction in outline form
of Henry Hudson's ship "Half Moon," encircled by leaves and berries of a
holly plant, joined by ribbon at bottom. Said flora shall represent the
county's natural heritage, while said ship shall represent the historic
nature of the county as the northernmost point of Hudson's voyage up the
great river now bearing his name and defining the county's eastern
border. Said year of 1683 represents the year of creation of the County
of Albany.

2. The county clerk of Albany county shall cause the design of said
seal (in black and white) to be engraved upon metal. From time to time
he or she shall obtain and make available, and keep in good order and
repair as many of such engraved metal seals as may be necessary for the
proper performance of the duties of the office and of the duties of the
clerks and officers in the supreme court authorized to use said seal.
All the expense incurred by the county clerk incident to said seal shall
be a county charge against the county of Albany.

3. Such seal shall be used and affixed only: (a) by the county clerk
of Albany county or by any deputy or clerk duly authorized by him; (b)
by any justice of the supreme court resident in Albany county, or by any
clerk or officer duly authorized by said justice; and (c) the County
Executive or other person authorized by law to execute official
documents on behalf of the county.

4. The use of said seal or of any replica or simulation thereof, in
form or substance, by any unauthorized person or for any wrongful
purpose, is prohibited. Any violation of this prohibition shall be
deemed to be a misdemeanor and punishable as such.