senate Bill S4418A

Signed by Governor

Authorizes the town of Southampton, county of Suffolk to establish road improvement districts within substandard road zones designated by the town pursuant to the general municipal law

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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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  • 27 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4418A
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1196
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A6429A
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.631
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 01 / Nov / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 13 / Nov / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.504

Summary

Authorizes the town of Southampton, county of Suffolk to establish road improvement districts within substandard road zones designated by the town pursuant to the general municipal law.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6429A
Versions:
S4418
S4418A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Suffolk County
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Cycle:
A6429A

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BILL NUMBER:S4418A

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the town of Southampton, Suffolk
county, to establish road improvement districts within substandard road
zones designated by the town pursuant to the general municipal law

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize the Southampton Town Board
to establish road improvement districts within substandard road zones
designated by the town pursuant to the General Municipal Law.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. An act to permit the Town of
Southampton to establish a special road improvement district or
districts pursuant to Article 12 and 12-A of the town law.

Section 2. The purpose of a road improvement district in the town of
Southampton shall be to permit the town to improve private substandard
roads located within substandard road zones designated by the Southamp-
ton Town Board, pursuant to Article 15 of the General Municipal Law, in
order to meet the standard for dedication and acceptance into the town
highway system. Such improvements, construction, or reconstruction shall
be subject to and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the
highway law with procedures established by the New York State Department
of Transportation. Once improvements are completed, said road shall be
dedicated and accepted into the town highway system.

Section 3. Provides that any road improved pursuant to this act which is
dedicated and accepted into the town highway system shall thereafter be
maintained as a public highway. Such maintenance shall become a general
town charge and no longer a charge of the road improvement district.
Once all private substandard roads located within such district have
been dedicated and accepted into the town highway system, the district
shall be deemed dissolved and discontinued.

Section 4. Provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: There is approximately 117 miles of unimproved roadways
in the Town of Southampton. Passage on many unimproved roads is becoming
more and more difficult by residents because they are in dire need of
significant repair. With the increased frequency and intensity of coas-
tal storms hitting the area, potential safety concerns have also arisen
because the hazardous conditions of unimproved roads could severely
hinder a resident's access to help during an emergency situation. As
such, the Southampton Town Board has been in discussions with members of
an advisory committee formed by concerned residents on finding a way to
make it easier and less expensive to maintain areas of troublesome unim-
proved roads.

This legislation would offer a solution to allow the Town of Southampton
to address the concerns of affected residents by authorizing the South-
ampton Town Board to establish road improvement districts within
substandard road zones designated by the town pursuant to the General
Municipal Law.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: New Legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

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. 4418--A                                            A. 6429--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

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

                             March 27, 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 town of Southampton, Suffolk county, to establish
  road improvement districts within substandard road zones designated by
  the town pursuant to the general municipal law

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

  Section 1. The town of Southampton, in the county of Suffolk, is here-
by authorized to  establish  a  special  road  improvement  district  or
districts  pursuant  to  article  12 and 12-A of the town law. Such road
improvement district or districts shall be established, funded, operated
and otherwise controlled by the provisions of articles 12  and  12-A  of
the  town  law  and  the  provisions of this act. To the extent that the
provisions of this act shall in any way be in conflict with  article  12
and  12-A  of the town law, the provisions of this act shall be control-
ling.
  S 2. The purpose of a road improvement district in the town of  South-
ampton, county of Suffolk shall be to permit the town to improve private
substandard  roads  located  within substandard road zones designated by
the town board of the town of Southampton, pursuant to article 15 of the
general municipal law, in order to meet the standard for dedication  and
acceptance   into  the  town  highway  system.  Any  such  improvements,
construction, or reconstruction shall be subject to  and  in  accordance
with  the  applicable  provisions of the highway law and with procedures

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08901-02-3

S. 4418--A                          2                         A. 6429--A

established by the New York state department  of  transportation.  After
such  improvements  are  completed,  said  roads  shall be dedicated and
accepted into the town highway system.
  S  3.  Any  road  improved pursuant to this act which is dedicated and
accepted into the town highway system shall thereafter be maintained  as
a  public  highway.  Such maintenance shall become a general town charge
and no longer a charge  of  the  road  improvement  district.  When  all
private  substandard  roads located within such district have been dedi-
cated and accepted into the town highway system, the district  shall  be
deemed dissolved and discontinued.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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