Senate passes mandate relief legislation

 


The New York State Senate recently passed three mandate relief bills that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.


 


One measure would authorize localities to deliver proposed local laws to members of their legislative bodies by e-mail. 


 


Another bill would tax collectors to send tax statements by email to homeowners who opt out of receiving paper statements.


 


In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would allow two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment.