senate Bill S6616

Relates to use of official seals

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  • 13 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Relates to use of official seals.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8666
Versions:
S6616
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง404, County L

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BILL NUMBER:S6616

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law, in relation to use of
official seals

PURPOSE::

Prohibits the use of County Seals without prior consent of the County.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 404 of the County Law to add language
prohibiting the use of County Seals, including, Seal of the Board of
Supervisors, County Seal, Seal of the County Treasurer, Surrogate and
Register of Deeds, without prior consent of the County or official
authorized to issue consent for use of the seals.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation is in response to the overwhelming number of Counties
across the state who have voiced opposition to the use of their County
seals being used by the state or its agencies in conjunction with the
recertification of pistol licenses under the SAFE Act. This bill would
prohibit the use of county seals by the state police or any other
state or municipal agency without the consent of the county.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6616

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to use of official seals

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

  Section 1. Section 404 of the county law, as amended by chapter 961 of
the laws of 1966, is amended to read as follows:
  S  404. Official seals. The official seals of boards of supervisors of
the several counties, county seal, county treasurer's seal and the  seal
of  the  register  of  deeds  shall  continue  to be the official seals,
respectively, of such boards, county treasurer, surrogate  and  register
of  deeds and used as such, respectively, when authorized by law AND MAY
NOT BE USED BY ANOTHER STATE OR MUNICIPAL AGENCY WITHOUT PRIOR  CONSENT.
When  any  such  seal shall be lost, destroyed, or become unfit for use,
the board of supervisors of the county interested therein or not  having
such  seal, shall cause a new seal or seals to be made at the expense of
the county. A description of each  of  such  seals,  together  with  the
impressions  therefrom, shall be filed in the office of the county clerk
and in the office of the secretary of  state.  In  counties  having  two
county  seats, a duplicate of the county seal shall be procured and kept
at the county seat where the county clerk's office is not  situated,  at
some  place  to be designated by the county clerk and may be used by him
the same as at his office. In counties having but one  court  house  and
which  is located more than five miles from the county clerk's office, a
duplicate of the county seal shall be procured and kept  at  such  court
house  and  the  county  clerk may use the same at such court house. The
seal kept by the county clerk in each county, as prescribed in the judi-
ciary law, shall continue to be the seal of the county, and must be used
by him where he is required to use an official seal.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13614-01-4

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