senate Bill S4297

Requires that a member of the Westchester county industrial development agency is a member of the governing body of Westchester county

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  • 20 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Allows that the Westchester county governing body appoint an additional member of the Westchester county industrial development agency.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1233
Versions:
S4297
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง923-a, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4304B, A6831C

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BILL NUMBER:S4297

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to allowing the governing body of Westchester county to appoint a
member of the Westchester county industrial development agency

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To allow the presiding officer of the Westchester County Legislature
to appoint a member of the Westchester County Industrial Development
agency, subject to confirmation of such governing body.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Section 923-a of the general municipal
law as amended by Chapter 564 of the laws of 1983 to change the number
of members of the Westchester County Industrial Board to eight members
and allows that one member shall be appointed by the presiding officer
of the governing body of the county of Westchester, subject to
confirmation by its governing body, who may be a member of such
governing body. The member appointed shall be a no-voting member.

Section two, of the bill is the effective data.

JUSTIFICATION:

This measure provides for greater oversight and accountability of
economic development projects and initiatives of the Westchester
County Industrial Development Agency by having a member appointed by
the elected County Legislature serve on the IDA board.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011- S.4304-B Died-Local Government

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
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                                  4297

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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  allowing  the
  governing  body of Westchester county to appoint a member of the West-
  chester county industrial development agency

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

  Section  1.  Section 923-a of the general municipal law, as amended by
chapter 564 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
  S 923-a. County of Westchester industrial development agency.  For the
benefit of the county of Westchester and  the  inhabitants  thereof,  an
industrial  development agency, to be known as the COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, is hereby established for the accomplish-
ment of any or all of the purposes specified in  title  one  of  article
eighteen-A  of  this chapter.   It shall constitute a body corporate and
politic, and be perpetual in duration.   It shall have  the  powers  and
duties  now or hereafter conferred by title one of article eighteen-A of
this chapter upon industrial development agencies and provided that  the
exercise of the powers by such agency with respect to the acquisition of
real  property  whether by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, shall be
limited to the corporate limits of the county of  Westchester  and  such
agency shall take into consideration the local zoning and planning regu-
lations  as well as regional and local land use plans.  The agency shall
not use its funds to commence any project unless  (i)  at  least  thirty
days'  prior  notice of such project shall have been given to each local
municipality in which a part or parts of the project is, or  is  to  be,
located  and  (ii)  no objection, by resolution of the governing body of
such municipality, shall have been made  and  delivered  to  the  agency
within  such  thirty  days.  Notwithstanding  the provisions of the next
preceding sentence, in the case of a project which  is,  or  is  to  be,
located  within  a  village  within the county of Westchester, notice to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02586-01-3

S. 4297                             2

such village shall be sufficient as to any part or parts of the  project
within  the village and no other notice shall be required to be given to
any other municipality in which such village  is  located  with  respect
thereto.  It shall be organized in a manner prescribed by and be subject
to the provisions of title one of article eighteen-A of this chapter and
shall consist of [seven] EIGHT members. Its members shall  be  appointed
by  the chief executive officer of the county of Westchester, subject to
confirmation by its governing body, EXCEPT  THAT  ONE  MEMBER  SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  BY  THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY
OF WESTCHESTER, SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY ITS GOVERNING BODY,  WHO  MAY
BE  A MEMBER OF SUCH GOVERNING BODY. THE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE PRESID-
ING OFFICER SHALL BE A NON-VOTING MEMBER. The agency, its members, offi-
cers and employees, and its  operations  and  activities  shall  in  all
respects  be  governed  by  the provisions of title one of article eigh-
teen-A of this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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