senate Bill S5722

Signed by Governor

Extends the authorization of the village of Patchogue to use sewer surplus for infrastructure projects

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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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  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1505
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7972
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.660
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 19 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 31 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.301

Summary

Extends the authorization of the village of Patchogue to use sewer surplus for infrastructure projects.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7972
Versions:
S5722
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Villages
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 121 of 2012

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5722

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 121 of the laws of 2012,
relating to authorizing the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure
projects other than sewer projects in the village of Patchogue, in
relation to effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would allow the
village of Patchogue to continue to use surplus funds received from
sewer rents for other infrastructure projects for an additional year.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section One extends current law for
an additional one year.

Section Two is the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: While water utilities are able to use their surplus
funds for any municipal purpose, sewer utilities are limited to using
excess revenues for only sewer-related purposes. Generally, revenues
derived from sewer rents, including penalties and interest, are
credited to a special fund and the use of these funds are not
permitted for use beyond costs incurred that relate to the sewer
system.

However, in the village of Patchogue, the sewage plant and district
plays a large role in this community's revitalization and economic
growth. This growth has resulted in an influx of monies to the sewer
fund but also in increased stress and pressure on the community's
infrastructure. Allowing the village to use a limited amount of these
funds to address infrastructure issues for an additional year, would
be a realistic and appropriate way to solve the problems created by
this economic growth.

This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to continue to
use money, for an additional year, from the sewer rent fund to pay
expenses or obligations incurred for infrastructure improvements,
after paying off all sewer-related expenses. The village would also be
able to allocate up to 40% of this surplus to a special fund to be
used specifically for infrastructure improvements. This ensures that
the sewer needs are taken care of first, while allowing the village to
use some of the excess funds derived from this source to solve the
problems that come as a result of large and expanding sewage
facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5722

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Infrastructure and Capital
  Investment

AN ACT to amend chapter 121 of the laws of 2012, relating to authorizing
  the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than  sewer
  projects  in  the  village  of Patchogue, in relation to effectiveness
  thereof

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

  Section  1.  Section 2 of chapter 121 of the laws of 2012, relating to
authorizing the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure  projects  other
than  sewer  projects in the village of Patchogue, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law and shall expire and be deemed repealed [one year] TWO
YEARS after such date.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11420-01-3

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