senate Bill S764

Permits two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 19 / Jan / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.5
  • 24 / Jan / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / Feb / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / Feb / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Permits two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment upon request of the highway and superintendents of such towns and by majority vote of each of the town boards.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5792
Versions:
S764
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง142, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S3417, S3417

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S764

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the highway law, in relation to permitting two or more towns to
jointly purchase highway equipment

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this legislation is to allow two or more towns to
jointly purchase and store highway equipment.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 142 of the Highway Law is amended by adding a new subdivision
6 to allow two or more contiguous towns to purchase and provide for
storage of highway equipment.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current law mandates that towns purchase and store their own highway
equipment. This legislation would allow two or more towns and any
villages contained partially or wholly within said towns, to
consolidate services and save taxpayer's dollars by sharing the costs
associated with the purchasing and storing of highway equipment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.3417 - Passed Senate
2007-2008: S.365 - Passed Senate
2006: S.7925/A.11345 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
This bill would provide towns and some villages with the opportunity
to save money by jointly purchasing and storing highway equipment.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   764

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  BONACIC,  DeFRANCISCO,  JOHNSON,  LITTLE,
  RANZENHOFER, SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print-
  ed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to permitting two  or  more
  towns to jointly purchase highway equipment

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

  Section 1. Section 142 of the highway law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6.  A. TWO OR MORE CONTIGUOUS TOWNS MAY, UPON THE REQUEST OF THE HIGH-
WAY SUPERINTENDENTS OF SUCH TOWNS AND BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF EACH OF  THE
TOWN  BOARDS  OF SUCH TWO OR MORE CONTIGUOUS TOWNS AUTHORIZE THE HIGHWAY
SUPERINTENDENTS OF SUCH TOWNS TO PURCHASE AND  PROVIDE  FOR  STORAGE  OF
HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION.
  B.  EACH TOWN THAT SO ELECTS TO PARTICIPATE SHALL BY RESOLUTION OF THE
TOWN BOARD AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE OF  FUNDS  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  JOINT
PURCHASE AND USE OF HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT.
  C.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION  OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A VILLAGE
PARTIALLY OR WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN A TOWN THAT PARTICIPATES IN A JOINT
HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT PURCHASE SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED BUT MAY, BY  RESOLUTION
OF  THE  VILLAGE BOARD, ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN A JOINT TOWN PURCHASE OF
HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02698-01-1

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