senate Bill S269

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides for the designation of hamlets upon the consolidation of 2 or more towns within the same county

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to local government
Jan 07, 2009 referred to local government

S269 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law

S269 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S269

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the town law, in relation to authorizing the
designation of hamlets upon consolidation of two or more towns


PURPOSE :
To allow for the preservation of a community's identity when two local
governments merge.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-b of the town law to
define hamlet as a geographic designation within a new town which
identifies the boundaries of one or more former towns which
consolidated to form the new town

Section 2 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-d of the town law to
allow the town boards of the several towns in the same county to
include the designation of hamlets in a proposition for consolidation

Section 3 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-e of the town law law
to add the designation of hamlets within the new town and boundaries
of such hamlet

Section 4 - contains the effective date

JUSTIFICATION :
When local governments decide to share services and/or merge, a common
concern is the loss of the community's identity. This legislation
would allow a dissolved local government to retain its name while
still becoming part of the new local government.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2008: S.1135 Local Government
2007: S.1135 Passed Senate
2005-06: S.724 Passed Senate
2004: S.6844 Local Government

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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