senate Bill S271

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Authorizes the town board of any town, which does not have a fire district, to establish and operate a town fire department

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Jan 07, 2009 referred to local government

S271 - Bill Details

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S271 - Bill Texts

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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
there is a lot of discrepancy with respect to activities cities, towns
and villages can provide. One specific example is that cities and
villages can have fire departments, yet towns cannot While there may
have been some reason for this a hundred years ago when the town law
was created, there no longer exists any reason for this prohibition.

This legislation seeks to level the playing field and allow towns to
establish town fire departments.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2008: S.4912-B 3rd Reading; A.8982 Local Governments

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the State.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.
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