senate Bill S6897

Relates to the eligibility of certain town officers

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 04 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1121
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9795

Summary

Relates to the eligibility of certain town officers; relieves the town of Fishkill of residency requirements for the position of comptroller.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9795
Versions:
S6897
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23, Town L; amd §3, Pub Off L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6897

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the town law and the public officers law, in relation to the
eligibility of certain town officers

PURPOSE:
This legislation would afford the town of Fishkill greater
flexibility and a broader pool of potential qualified candidates in
recruiting for the position of town comptroller.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends Section 23 of the town law to provide that the person
performing the function of comptroller in the town of Fishkill need
not be a resident of the town.

Section 2 amends Section 3 of the public officers law to provide that
the town comptroller of the town of Fishkill need not be a resident
of the town, provided that such person resides in the State of New
York.

JUSTIFICATION:
The position of town comptroller requires a set of unique skills and
specialized experience. As a result, it has been difficult for the
town of Fishkill to recruit qualified individuals who maintain this
skill set within the jurisdictional boundaries.

This legislation would enable the town of Fishkill to hire a town
comptroller who possesses the skills and experience necessary to
carry out the duties of this position. Allowing the town of Fishkill
to choose a qualified individual from a broader pool of candidates,
without the limitation of a residency requirement, serves to benefit
the residents and taxpayers of Fishkill.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  6897

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the town law and the public officers law, in relation to
  the eligibility of certain town officers

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

  Section  1.  Section  23  of  the  town law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 25 to read as follows:
  25. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, IN  THE  TOWN  OF
FISHKILL,  DUTCHESS  COUNTY, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTION OF COMP-
TROLLER NEED NOT BE AN ELECTOR OF  SUCH  TOWN.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THE
PERSON  PERFORMING  THE FUNCTIONS OF COMPTROLLER IN ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL
BE AN ELECTOR OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY AN ACT  OF  THE
STATE LEGISLATURE.
  S  2.  Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 59 to read as follows:
  59. IN THE TOWN OF FISHKILL, IN THE COUNTY OF DUTCHESS, THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS SECTION REQUIRING A PERSON TO BE A  RESIDENT  OF  THE  POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION  OR  MUNICIPAL  CORPORATION OF THE STATE FOR WHICH HE OR SHE
SHALL BE CHOSEN OR WITHIN  WHICH  HIS  OR  HER  OFFICIAL  FUNCTIONS  ARE
REQUIRED  TO  BE  EXERCISED, SHALL NOT PREVENT A PERSON FROM HOLDING THE
OFFICE OF COMPTROLLER OF THE TOWN OF FISHKILL, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON
RESIDES IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PERSON PERFORM-
ING THE FUNCTIONS OF COMPTROLLER IN ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL BE  A  RESIDENT
OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15252-01-2

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