senate Bill S7085A

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

Versions:
S7085
S7085A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Poughkeepsie, City of
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6, Chap 524 of 1987

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7085A

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 amend 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--A
    Cal. No. 1165

                            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  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading, -- committed to the  Committee  on
  Rules  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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.  Seven  of
the  trustees shall be elected [at an election to be held] BY THE VOTERS
within the town and four  of  the  trustees  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  QUALI-
FIED  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 CANDIDATE FOR A VACANCY ON
THE BOARD. EACH PETITION SHALL BE SIGNED BY AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE  QUALI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14735-02-4

S. 7085--A                          2

FIED  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 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 trus-
tees  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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