senate Bill S7085

Amended

Relates to the election of the trustees of the Greater Poughkeepsie Library District

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 24 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1165
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 06 / Aug / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
  • 06 / Aug / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7085A

Summary

Relates to the election of the trustees of the Greater Poughkeepsie Library District.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9372
Versions:
S7085
S7085A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Poughkeepsie, City of
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6, Chapter 524 of 1987

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7085

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 524 of the laws of 1987,
relating to establishing the Greater Poughkeepsie library district, in
the city and town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess county, in relation to the
election of the trustees of such library

PURPOSE:

The Board of Elections of Dutchess County determined that they have no
legal basis to determine the number of signatures required, and are
without authority to dictate an arbitrary number. This legislation
provides the number of signatures required.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Amends chapter 524, Section 1, Part 6 to state that "Each petition
shall be signed by at least twenty-five qualified voters of the city".

JUSTIFICATION:

The situation as it currently exists creates the vulnerability that
despite past nominations, future nominations could undergo legal
challenge at any time.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7085

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend chapter 524 of the laws of 1987, relating to  establish-
  ing the Greater Poughkeepsie library district, in the city and town of
  Poughkeepsie,  Dutchess  county,  in  relation  to the election of the
  trustees of such library

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

  Section  1.  Section 6 of chapter 524 of the laws of 1987, relating to
establishing the Greater Poughkeepsie library district, in the city  and
town  of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess county, as amended by chapter 361 of the
laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  S 6. The district shall be governed by a board of trustees  consisting
of  eleven  trustees.   The trustees of the Greater Poughkeepsie library
district as of the effective date of the chapter of  the  laws  of  1997
which  added  this  provision shall become trustees, immediately, of the
Poughkeepsie public library district.   TRUSTEES ARE ELECTED  BY  PUBLIC
VOTE  AT  THE  GENERAL  ELECTION  EACH  NOVEMBER AND SHALL APPEAR ON THE
BALLOT AS PROVIDED BY THE DUTCHESS COUNTY  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS,  AT  NO
CHARGE  TO  THE  DISTRICT. Seven of the trustees shall be elected [at an
election to be held] BY THE VOTERS within the town and four of the trus-
tees shall be elected [at an election to be held] BY THE  VOTERS  within
the  portion  of  the district located in the city. The trustees elected
[at the election in] BY THE VOTERS OF the town must be QUALIFIED  VOTERS
AND residents of the town and the trustees elected [in] BY THE VOTERS OF
the city must be QUALIFIED VOTERS AND residents of the city.  NOMINATING
PETITIONS  SHALL BE CIRCULATED AND FILED AT THE SAME TIME AS INDEPENDENT
PETITIONS, AS DETERMINED  ANNUALLY  BY  THE  NEW  YORK  STATE  BOARD  OF
ELECTIONS. A SEPARATE PETITION SHALL BE REQUIRED TO NOMINATE EACH CANDI-
DATE  FOR  A  VACANCY  ON THE BOARD. EACH PETITION SHALL BE SIGNED BY AT
LEAST TWENTY-FIVE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY  OR  TOWN  IN  WHICH  THE
VACANCY  OCCURS. PETITIONS SHALL STATE THE RESIDENCE OF EACH SIGNER, AND
SHALL STATE THE NAME AND RESIDENCE OF THE CANDIDATE. The trustees  shall
serve for a term of five years and until his or her successor is elected

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14735-01-4

S. 7085                             2

and  qualified.    Two-thirds of the trustees shall constitute a quorum.
Action of the trustees shall require a two-thirds  vote  of  the  entire
board.    Vacancies  shall  be  filled  by  appointment by the trustees,
provided, however, that an election shall be held at the first available
general  election  day  after  the happening of a vacancy. The person or
persons appointed by the trustees  shall  serve  until  a  successor  is
elected and qualified as provided herein. Vacancies for trustees elected
within  the  city  shall  be  filled by city residents and vacancies for
trustees elected within the town shall be filled by town residents.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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