senate Bill S5617

Relates to residency requirements for paid firefighters in the city of Utica

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 29 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1501
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7556

Summary

Relates to residency requirements for paid firefighters in the city of Utica.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7556
Versions:
S5617
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3, Pub Off L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5617

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation
to residency requirements for paid firefighters in the city of Utica

PURPOSE: To permit the city of Utica in the county of Oneida to
appoint members of the uniformed fire department, including fire alarm
dispatchers who reside in Oneida county or within a county that is
adjacent to the county of Oneida.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 states that a candidate for hire as a paid member of the
uniformed fire department or as a fire dispatcher may reside in the
county of Oneida or within a county which is contiguous to the county
of Oneida.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: In an effort to promote a greater pool of candidates
and to allow for enhanced flexibility over residency location, this
legislation would enable candidates for the position of paid member of
the uniformed fire department or fire alarm dispatchers to accomplish
their official job duties while residing in the county of Oneida or
within a county which is adjacent to the county of Oneida.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  5617

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the  public  officers  law,  in  relation  to  residency
  requirements for paid firefighters in the city of Utica

  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 CITY  OF  UTICA  IN  THE  COUNTY  OF  ONEIDA,  NEITHER  THE
PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION, NOR OF ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW,
CHARTER, CODE, ORDINANCE, RESOLUTION, RULE OR  REGULATION,  REQUIRING  A
PERSON TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR MUNICIPAL CORPO-
RATION  OF  THE  STATE  FOR WHICH HE SHALL BE CHOSEN OR WITHIN WHICH HIS
OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE  EXERCISED,  SHALL  APPLY  TO  THE
APPOINTMENT  OF  A  PAID  MEMBER  OF  THE UNIFORMED FORCE OF A PAID FIRE
DEPARTMENT, WHO, FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  INCLUDE  PERSONS
EMPLOYED AS FIRE ALARM DISPATCHERS, IF SUCH PERSON RESIDES: (A) IN ONEI-
DA  COUNTY;  OR  (B)  IN  A COUNTY WITHIN THE STATE CONTIGUOUS TO ONEIDA
COUNTY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11100-01-3

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