senate Bill S3905

Authorizes the city of Yonkers to adopt a local law creating a bureau of administrative adjudication for certain code and ordinance violations

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.902
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 31 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A10015

Summary

Authorizes the city of Yonkers to adopt a local law creating a bureau of administrative adjudication for code and ordinance violations regarding conditions which constitute a threat or danger to the public health, safety or welfare.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10015
Versions:
S3905
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง380, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S6697, A2680
2007-2008: A4224, A4224

Votes

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3905

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to bureaus of
administrative adjudication

PURPOSE OF BILL:
This bill will create a Bureau of Administrative
Adjudication for the City of Yonkers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends section 380 of the general
municipal law, as added by chapter 382 of the laws of 1995, by adding
a new Section 2 to allow Yonkers to create a Bureau of Administrative
Adjudication.

EXISTING LAW:
Present law allows municipalities
having a population of
more than three hundred thousand, but less than three hundred fifty
thousand to create a Bureau of Administrative Adjudication.

JUSTIFICATION:
Yonkers City Court calendar has become overburdened
with the prosecution of these minor city code and ordinance
violations and seeks to facilitate and improve the expeditious and
efficient enforcement of city code and ordinance violations through
an administrative adjudication procedure.

This bill will allow Yonkers to establish an administrative
adjudication bureau. Buffalo was allowed this option two years ago
under the current law.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009/2010 - S.6697 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
By improving enforcement of city codes and
ordinance violations increased revenues would occur.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3905

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  bureaus  of
  administrative adjudication

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

  Section 1. Section 380 of the general municipal law, as added by chap-
ter 382 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
  S 380. Code and ordinance violations; administrative adjudication.  1.
Any municipality having a population of more than three hundred thousand
but less than three hundred fifty thousand may adopt a local law  estab-
lishing  an  administrative  adjudication  hearing  procedure  under the
provisions of this article for all code and ordinance violations regard-
ing conditions which constitute a threat or danger to the public health,
safety or welfare. Such bureaus shall be responsible for  the  impartial
administration  and  conduct of adjudicatory proceedings in such munici-
pality.
  2. THE CITY OF YONKERS MAY ADOPT A LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING AN  ADMINIS-
TRATIVE  ADJUDICATION  HEARING  PROCEDURE  UNDER  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
ARTICLE FOR ALL CODE AND ORDINANCE  VIOLATIONS  RELATING  TO  CONDITIONS
WHICH  CONSTITUTE  A  THREAT  OR  DANGER TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR
WELFARE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION  HEAR-
ING  PROCEDURE SHALL NOT APPLY TO VIOLATIONS OF THE BUILDING CODE OF THE
CITY OF YONKERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02820-01-1

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