|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 06, 2010||referred to local government|
|Jan 07, 2009||referred to local government|
senate Bill S271
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S271 (ACTIVE) - Details
S271 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S271 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the town law, in relation to authorizing a town to establish and operate a town fire department PURPOSE : To allow towns to establish and operate their own fire departments, as a city and village can currently do. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one - adds a new article 10-A to the town law providing for the establishment of town fire departments. Section two - contains the effective date. EXISTING LAW : Current law does not allow for the establishment of town fire departments. However, cities and villages may have fire departments under their control. A town is only allowed to have a fire protection district or a fire district with a separate board of commissioners. JUSTIFICATION : As part of the Senate Local Government Committee report entitled, "Sharing Services and Saving Tax Dollars", it was discovered that
S271 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 271 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 7, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to authorizing a town to establish and operate a town fire department THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The town law is amended by adding a new article 10-A to read as follows: ARTICLE 10-A FIRE DEPARTMENT SECTION 160. ESTABLISHMENT OF TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT. 161. POWERS OF TOWN BOARD. 162. RULES AND REGULATIONS. 163. ORGANIZATION OF COMPANIES. 164. VOLUNTEER MEMBERS OF TOWN FIRE COMPANIES. 165. INCORPORATION OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 166. ELECTION OF COMPANY OFFICERS AND DELEGATES. 167. CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEFS. S 160. ESTABLISHMENT OF TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE TOWN BOARD OF ANY TOWN, WHICH DOES NOT HAVE A FIRE DISTRICT, MAY ESTABLISH AND OPERATE A TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT. S 161. POWERS OF TOWN BOARD. THE TOWN BOARD OF A TOWN: 1. HAS THE CARE, CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF ALL TOWN PROPERTY OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 2. MAY PURCHASE SUCH EQUIPMENT AS IS SUITABLE AND NECESSARY TO PREVENT AND EXTINGUISH FIRES WITHIN THE TOWN, OR FOR THE PURPOSES OF ANY EMER- GENCY AND FIRST AID SQUAD ORGANIZED WITHIN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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