senate Bill S269

Provides for the designation of hamlets upon the consolidation of 2 or more towns within the same county

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Bill Details

Versions:
S269
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S269

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the town law, in relation to authorizing the
designation of hamlets upon consolidation of two or more towns


PURPOSE :
To allow for the preservation of a community's identity when two local
governments merge.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-b of the town law to
define hamlet as a geographic designation within a new town which
identifies the boundaries of one or more former towns which
consolidated to form the new town

Section 2 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-d of the town law to
allow the town boards of the several towns in the same county to
include the designation of hamlets in a proposition for consolidation

Section 3 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-e of the town law law
to add the designation of hamlets within the new town and boundaries
of such hamlet

Section 4 - contains the effective date

JUSTIFICATION :
When local governments decide to share services and/or merge, a common
concern is the loss of the community's identity. This legislation
would allow a dissolved local government to retain its name while
still becoming part of the new local government.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2008: S.1135 Local Government
2007: S.1135 Passed Senate
2005-06: S.724 Passed Senate
2004: S.6844 Local Government

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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