senate Bill S234

Establishes the local historian for any municipality in the county of Niagara shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of such municipality

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 01 / Feb / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.46
  • 07 / Feb / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 08 / Feb / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TOURISM, PARKS, ARTS AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

Summary

Establishes the county historian for the county of Niagara and the local historian for any city, town or village located within the county of Niagara shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of such county, city, town or village.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5139
Versions:
S234
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Arts and Cultural Affairs Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง57.07, Arts & Cul L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S6716, A9849
2007-2008: S7160

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S234

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in
relation to the appointment of local historians in the county of
Niagara

PURPOSE: To establish that the local historian for any municipality
in the county of Niagara shall be appointed by the chief executive
officer of such municipality.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of section
57.07 of the arts and cultural affairs law as amended by chapter 737
of the laws of 1987. It is amended to state that the county of
Niagara and the local historian for the city, town or village located
within the county of Niagara shall be appointed by the chief executive
officer of such county, city, town or village and the appointment of
such historians, as well as any deputy historians working with such
historians, shall not be subject to civil service requirements.

JUSTIFICATION: To better serve the community, candidates should be
appointed to these important positions by their supervising officer,
and should be chosen solely on the basis of their credentials,
experience and love of history. Current methods of selecting local
historians have not adequately represented Niagara county in the past
and thus it is in the best interests of the county to appoint local
historians with expert knowledge of the area.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.8716/A.9849 of 2009-2010; Advanced to Third
Reading
S.7160 of 2007/2008; Advanced to Third Reading

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   234

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the arts and cultural affairs law, in  relation  to  the
  appointment of local historians in the county of Niagara

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 57.07 of  the  arts  and  cultural
affairs  law,  as amended by chapter 737 of the laws of 1987, is amended
to read as follows:
  1. A local historian shall be appointed, as provided in this  section,
for  each  city,  town  or  village,  except  that in a city of over one
million inhabitants a  local  historian  shall  be  appointed  for  each
borough therein instead of for the city at large; and a county historian
may  be  appointed for each county. Such historian shall be appointed as
follows: For a city, by the mayor; for a borough, by the borough  presi-
dent;  for a town, by the supervisor; for a village, by the mayor; for a
county, by the board of supervisors.    PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THE  COUNTY
HISTORIAN  FOR  THE  COUNTY  OF  NIAGARA AND THE LOCAL HISTORIAN FOR ANY
CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE LOCATED WITHIN THE  COUNTY  OF  NIAGARA  SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  BY  THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SUCH COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR
VILLAGE AND THE APPOINTMENT OF SUCH HISTORIANS, AS WELL  AS  ANY  DEPUTY
HISTORIANS  WORKING  WITH SUCH HISTORIANS, SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS. Such historian shall serve  without  compensation,
unless  the  governing board of the city, town, village or county for or
in which he or she was appointed or in the city of New York, the  mayor,
shall  otherwise  provide.  In  a city having a board of estimate, other
than the city of  New  York,  a  resolution  or  ordinance  establishing
compensation  or salary for such historian shall not take effect without
the concurrence of such board. Each  local  government  historian  shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01172-01-1

S. 234                              2

promote the establishment and improvement of programs for the management
and  preservation  of  local  government records with enduring value for
historical or other research; encourage the coordinated  collection  and
preservation of nongovernmental historical records by libraries, histor-
ical  societies,  and  other  repositories;  and  carry out and actively
encourage research in such records in order to  add  to  the  knowledge,
understanding  and  appreciation  of  the community's history. The local
authorities of the city, town, village or county for which such histori-
an is appointed, may provide the historian with sufficient  space  in  a
safe,  vault  or  other  fire  proof  structure  for the preservation of
historical materials collected. Such  local  authorities  and  also  the
board  of  supervisors  of  each of the counties of the state are hereby
authorized and empowered to appropriate, raise by tax and expend  moneys
for  historical  purposes  within their several jurisdictions, including
historical edifices, the erection of historical markers  and  monuments,
the collection of war mementos, and, either alone or in cooperation with
patriotic  or  historical organizations, the preparation and publication
of local histories and records and the printing  and  issuing  of  other
historical materials in aid of the work of the local historian.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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