senate Bill S426A

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island

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  • 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
  • 13 / Feb / 2009
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 13 / Feb / 2009
    • PRINT NUMBER 426A
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1189A
Versions:
S426
S426A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Nassau County
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S8114

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S426A

TITLE OF BILL :
An act in relation to establishing a bi-county commission in the
counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of
establishing the state of Long Island


PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and
Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long
Island.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
To create a 24 member Nassau/Suffolk bi-county commission chaired by
the respective county executives for the purpose of conducting a
feasibility study on the establishment of a state of Long Island to be
completed on or before July 1, 2010, and submitting the question of
statehood to the Nassau/Suffolk electors in a non binding referendum
at the November 2, 2010 election.

JUSTIFICATION :
The issue of creating the State of Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk
counties has long been a topic of debate. This bill would create a
bi-county commission to study and report to the people who can then
participate in a non binding referendum.

This issue requires full participation of the citizens for Nassau and
Suffolk on whether any process for statehood should be initiated. This
bill will allow for a full discussion of the myriad of issues involved
in such endeavor and allow the citizens of the two counties to analyze
the report and express their opinion on statehood in a non binding
referendum.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

2007-2008, S.8114

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect Immediately.
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