senate Bill S6761

Amended

Relates to the definition of consolidation of local governmental entities

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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 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6761A

Summary

Relates to the definition of consolidation of local governmental entities; provides that alteration of village boundaries to be coterminus with a town shall require a showing to the secretary of state that there shall be a consolidation of services resulting in savings to taxpayers.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6761
S6761A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง750, Gen Muni L

Votes

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6761

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the definition of
consolidation for the consolidation in dissolution of local government

PURPOSE:
To expand the definition of the term "consolidation" for purposes of
the "citizen empowerment tax credit" and the "local government
citizens re-organization empowerment grant program" to include the
creation of a coterminous village and town government.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends subdivision 2 of section 750 of the general
municipal law to include "the alteration of the borders of a village
to be coterminous with a town" within the definition of the term
"consolidation"

Section 2. Effective Date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current law does not include the creation of a coterminous village and
town government within the definition of consolidation for the
purpose of the "citizen empowerment tax credit" or the "local
government citizens reorganization empowerment grant program."
However, this form of consolidation is an option of consolidation of
some services for some municipalities and should not be excluded from
state benefits of consolidation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6761

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 the definition
  of consolidation for the consolidation in dissolution of local govern-
  ment

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 2 of section 750 of the general municipal law,
as added by chapter 74 of the laws  of  2009,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2.  "Consolidation"  shall mean [either] (a) the combination of two or
more local government entities  resulting  in  the  termination  of  the
existence of each of the entities to be consolidated and the creation of
a new entity which assumes jurisdiction over all of the terminated enti-
ties[, or]; (b) the combination of two or more local government entities
resulting  in  the  termination  of  the existence of all but one of the
entities which shall absorb the terminated entity or  entities;  OR  (C)
THE  ALTERATION  OF  THE  BORDERS  OF A VILLAGE TO BE COTERMINOUS WITH A
TOWN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15002-01-2

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