senate Bill S2921A

Authorizes the village of Sagaponack, town of Southampton to enter into an inter-municipal agreement for the provision of police services with any town in Suffolk county with which it shares a border

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  • 25 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2921A
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1433
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • RECOMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 22 / Jan / 2014
    • RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN

Summary

Authorizes the village of Sagaponack, town of Southampton to enter into an inter-municipal agreement for the provision of police services with any town in Suffolk county with which it shares a border.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2921
S2921A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Suffolk County

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2921A

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the village of Sagaponack in the
town of Southampton, county of Suffolk to enter into an
inter-municipal agreement for the provision of police services with
any town in the county of Suffolk with which it shares a border

PURPOSE:

This legislation would authorize the Village of Sagaponack, Town of
Southampton, to enter into an inter-municipal agreement for the
provision of police services with any town in Suffolk County with
which it shares a border.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

An act authorizing the Village of Sagaponack, Town of Southampton,
county of Suffolk, to enter into an inter-municipal agreement for the
provisions of police services pursuant to article 5-G of the General
Municipal Law with any town within Suffolk County with which it shares
a border and has an established police department pursuant to Section
150 of the Town Law. Any such agreement shall delineate the services
to be performed and shall provide the compensation to be paid to the
town for such police services. In the instance that such an
inter-municipal agreement has been approved and is in effect, no town
assessment on property in the Village of Sagaponack shall be made for
the maintenance or operation of the town police department, pursuant
to Section 150 of the Town Law, nor shall the Southampton Town Police
Department have any legal obligation to provide police services, as
required by Section 150 of the Town Law. If such inter-municipal
agreement is with a town other than the Town of Southampton, the Town
of Southampton may by resolution authorize such other town to provide
police services for any Town of Southampton property located within
the Village of Sagaponack. If the Town of Southampton has not
authorized another town to provide police services for any Town of
Southampton property located within the Village of Sagaponack, then
the Town of Southampton shall be required to provide police services
on any such town property, and shall be authorized to assess, levy and
collect from the taxable property the Village of Sagaponack for the
costs of the Southampton Town Police Department's obligation to
provide police services on such Town of Southampton property located
within such village.

JUSTIFICATION:

Local governments, faced with economic problems such as deficits,
taxpayers' objections to new taxes, and the increasing cost-of
government services, must look at creative strategies to maximize
their revenues. One way local governments deal with these problems is
to turn to other local governments and enter into cooperative
agreements.

Intergovernmental cooperation may be defined as an arrangement among
two or more governments for accomplishing common goals, providing a
service, or solving a common problem. Article 5-G of the General
municipal Law provides municipal officials in New York State with
broad authority to enter into cooperative intergovernmental


agreements. Simply stated, governments may perform a function or
service jointly rather than individually.

An important reason for municipalities to seriously look at
intergovernmental cooperation is the economies of scale it may
produce. Unit costs of service decrease as the volume of the service
increases. The citizens of the Village of Sagaponack would be able to
realize significant cost savings if they were able to enter into an
inter-municipal agreement for their police protection.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Legislation, 2013.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 2921--A                                            A. 3356--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to  the  Committee  on Local Governments -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN ACT authorizing the village of Sagaponack in the town of Southampton,
  county  of  Suffolk to enter into an inter-municipal agreement for the
  provision of police services with any town in the  county  of  Suffolk
  with which it shares a border

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of other law to the contrary,
the village of Sagaponack, town of Southampton, county of  Suffolk,  may
enter  into  an  inter-municipal  agreement for the provisions of police
services pursuant to article 5-G of the general municipal law  with  any
town  in the county of Suffolk which shares a border with the village of
Sagaponack and which has established a  police  department  pursuant  to
section 150 of the town law. Such agreement shall delineate the services
to  be  performed  and shall provide the compensation to be paid to said
town for such police services. Where such an  inter-municipal  agreement
has been approved and while such inter-municipal agreement is in effect,
no assessment on property in the village of Sagaponack shall be made for
the  maintenance or operation of the town police department, pursuant to
section 150 of the town  law  nor  shall  the  Southampton  town  police
department  have  any  legal  obligation  to provide police services, as
required by section 150 of the town law. If such inter-municipal  agree-
ment  is  with  a  town  other than the town of Southampton, the town of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01639-02-3

S. 2921--A                          2                         A. 3356--A

Southampton may by resolution  authorize  such  other  town  to  provide
police  services for any town of Southampton property located within the
village of Sagaponack. If the town of  Southampton  has  not  authorized
another  town  to  provide  police  services for any town of Southampton
property located within the village of  Sagaponack,  then  the  town  of
Southampton  shall  be  required  to provide police services on any such
town property, and shall be authorized to assess, levy and collect  from
the  taxable  property of the village of Sagaponack for the costs of the
Southampton  town  police  department's  obligation  to  provide  police
services  on  such  town  of  Southampton  property  located within such
village.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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