senate Bill S3949

Signed by Governor

Relates to the residency requirements for public health director in the county of Herkimer

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 28 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.313
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A5666
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.469
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 31 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.255

Summary

Provides that the position of public health director in the county of Herkimer may be held by a person residing in an adjoining county.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5666
Versions:
S3949
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3, Pub Off L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3949

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation
to residency requirements for public health director in the county of
Herkimer

PURPOSE: To authorize Herkimer County to consider candidates for the
position of public health director for Herkimer County from outside
the county

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds a new section to the public
officers law granting Herkimer County the option of choosing a county
public health director from candidates either within or outside of,
and adjacent to, Herkimer County.

EXISTING LAW: Current state law requires that the county public health
director be a resident of the county.

JUSTIFICATION: The measure is a home rule request from the Herkimer
County Legislature that it be permitted to consider candidates for a
county office from outside the county. The county is seeking to hire
the most qualified candidate, and allowing the legislature to hire
from adjoining counties broadens the opportunity to hire a superior
candidate.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state. None to the locality

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate

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

                                  3949

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD, FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law, in relation to residency
  requirements for public health director in the county of Herkimer

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

  Section 1. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 60 to read as follows:
  60.  IN THE COUNTY OF HERKIMER, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION REQUIR-
ING 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 PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR
OF THE COUNTY OF HERKIMER, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON RESIDES IN A COUNTY
ADJOINING HERKIMER COUNTY WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09251-02-3

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