senate Bill S5420A

Amended

Authorizes the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects

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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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  • 19 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 02 / Apr / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 02 / Apr / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 5420A
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1114
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED 5420B
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 5420C
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7837C

Summary

Authorizes the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects in the village of Patchogue.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837A
Versions:
S5420
S5420A
S5420B
S5420C
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
General Municipal
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A7837C

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5420A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to authorizing the use
of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects
in the village of Patchogue

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use surplus
funds received from sewer rents for other infrastructure projects.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section One amends section 453 of the general municipal law by adding
a new subdivision 4, allowing the village of Patchogue to use up to
40% of the monies from the sewer rent fund that are left over after
all sewer-related expenses are paid for infrastructure improvements.
Section Two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
While water utilities are able to use their surplus funds for any
municipal purpose, sewer utilities are limited to using excess
revenues for only sewer-related purposes. Under current law, revenues
derived from sewer rents, including penalties and interest, are
credited to a special fund and the use of these funds are not
permitted for use beyond costs incurred that relate to the sewer
system.

In the village of Patchogue, the sewage plant and district plays a
large role in this community's revitalization and economic growth.
This growth has resulted in an influx of monies to the sewer fund but
also in increased stress and pressure on the community's
infrastructure. Allowing the village to use a limited amount of these
funds to address infrastructure issues would be a realistic and
appropriate way to solve the problems created by this economic growth.

This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use money
from the sewer rent fund to pay expenses or obligations incurred for
infrastructure improvements, after paying off all sewer-related
expenses. The village would also be able to allocate up to 40% of
this surplus to a special fund to be used specifically for
infrastructure improvements. This ensures that the sewer needs are
taken care of first, while allowing the village to use some of the
excess funds derived from this source to solve the problems that come
as a result of large and expanding sewage facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

    S. 5420--A                                            A. 7837--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 19, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment -- recommitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY, ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Local Governments --  recommitted  to
  the Committee on Local Governments in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT in relation to authorizing the use of sewer surplus  for  infras-
  tructure  projects  other  than sewer projects in the village of Patc-
  hogue

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding section 453 of the general municipal law or
any  other provision of law to the contrary, the village of Patchogue is
hereby authorized to use revenues  derived  from  sewer  rents  for  the
payment  of  expenses  or  obligations incurred by such municipality for
infrastructure improvements, or to be placed in a special fund,  not  to
exceed  forty percent of the surplus, to be used specifically for future
infrastructure improvements.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11579-03-2

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