New York County Law
Devolution of Powers and Duties on the County of Bronx
1. The county of Bronx shall possess all the rights and be subject to all the obligations of the counties now included within the city of New York, except as otherwise provided by law.
2. All acts and parts of acts specially applicable to the county of New York or that portion of the borough of the Bronx formerly part of the county of Westchester, annexed to the city of New York by chapter nine hundred thirty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred ninety-five, and now in force in the borough of the Bronx shall continue in full force and effect in the county of Bronx, as though the county had been in existence at the time of the passage of such acts, and as though the name of the county of Bronx had appeared in such acts and parts of acts wherever the name of the county of New York or the county of Westchester appears in such acts or parts of acts.
3. The surrogate, district attorney and county clerk of the county of Bronx shall have all the powers and perform all the duties as required by the constitution and the laws of this state prescribing the duties and powers of such officers.