senate Bill S963

Increases the value of the assets that the fire department of the village of Owego is authorized to own from $10,000 to $500,000

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.69
  • 27 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Increases the value of the assets that the fire department of the village of Owego is authorized to own from $10,000 to $500,000.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5903
Versions:
S963
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Firefighters
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1, Chap 297 of 1862

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S963

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 297 of the laws of 1862, incorporating the fire
department of the village of Owego, in relation to increasing the value
of real and personal property authorized to be held by such department

PURPOSE:
To allow the Owego Fire Department to purchase land and build a
Training Tower to train their members.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one will be amended by changing the amount of real and
personal property the Owego Fire Department can possess or own from
ten thousand dollar's to five hundred thousand dollars.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Owego Fire Department would like to build a training tower to be
able to better train their members and serve their community more
efficiently.
However, due to their original charter C.297, L.1862 mandating that
their real and personal property not exceed $10,000 they are unable
to do so.

A training tower is a valuable resource for any fire department, it
can be used to train firefighters in a multitude of conditions they
may face in a real fire emergency. This includes simulating smoke in
the building to work with their self-contained breathing apparatus
(SCBA), set up mazes, do high and low angle rope trainings, hook up
to stand pipes, set off sprinklers and learn how to stop them from
flowing in areas that don't need them, start actual fires and put
them out, use set, up ladders, pump operations training, light
placement, ventilation and forcecible entry.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Effective immediately.

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

                                   963

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend chapter 297 of the laws of 1862, incorporating the  fire
  department  of  the  village  of  Owego, in relation to increasing the
  value of real and personal property authorized  to  be  held  by  such
  department

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

  Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 297 of the laws of 1862, incorporating
the fire department of the village of  Owego,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Section  1.  All persons who now are or hereafter shall become members
of any fire engine, hook and ladder or hose company  now  organized,  or
which hereafter be organized by the trustees of the village of Owego, in
the  county  of  Tioga,  in conformity with the charter of said village,
shall be and are hereby ordained and  constituted  a  body  politic  and
corporate  in  fact  and in name, by the name of "The Fire Department of
the village of Owego," and by that name they and their successors  shall
have perpetual succession, and shall have a common seal, and may sue and
be  sued  in  any  of  the courts of the state, by or in the name of the
president of the said fire department; and also they and  their  succes-
sors,  by  their corporate name, may purchase, receive by gift or other-
wise, and hold and convey any real estate or personal property  for  the
use  and  benefit  of  said corporation, provided the amount of real and
personal estate so held shall not exceed the sum of [ten]  FIVE  HUNDRED
thousand dollars.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04556-01-3

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