senate Bill S426A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to local government
Feb 13, 2009 print number 426a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 07, 2009 referred to local government

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S426 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1189A
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Nassau County

S426 - Bill Texts

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Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island.

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BILL NUMBER: S426

TITLE OF BILL :

An act in relation to establishing a bi-county commission in the
counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of
establishing the state of Long Island


PURPOSE :
Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and
Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long
Island.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

To create a 24 member Nassau/Suffolk bi-county commission chaired by
the respective county executives for the purpose of conducting a
feasibility study on the establishment of a state of Long Island to be
completed on or before July 1, 2010, and submitting the question of
statehood to the Nassau/Suffolk electors in a non binding referendum
at the 2010 election.

JUSTIFICATION :

The issue of creating the State of Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk
counties has long been a topic of debate. This bill would create a
bi-county commission to study and report to the people who can then
participate in a non binding referendum.

This issue requires full participation of the citizens for Nassau and
Suffolk on whether any process for statehood should be initiated.
This bill will allow for a full discussion of the myriad of issues
involved in such endeavor and allow the citizens of the two counties
to analyze the report and express their opinion on statehood in a non
binding referendum.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

2007-08, S.8114

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
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S426A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1189A
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Nassau County

S426A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island.

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BILL NUMBER: S426A

TITLE OF BILL :
An act in relation to establishing a bi-county commission in the
counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of
establishing the state of Long Island


PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and
Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long
Island.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS :
To create a 24 member Nassau/Suffolk bi-county commission chaired by
the respective county executives for the purpose of conducting a
feasibility study on the establishment of a state of Long Island to be
completed on or before July 1, 2010, and submitting the question of
statehood to the Nassau/Suffolk electors in a non binding referendum
at the November 2, 2010 election.

JUSTIFICATION :
The issue of creating the State of Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk
counties has long been a topic of debate. This bill would create a
bi-county commission to study and report to the people who can then
participate in a non binding referendum.

This issue requires full participation of the citizens for Nassau and
Suffolk on whether any process for statehood should be initiated. This
bill will allow for a full discussion of the myriad of issues involved
in such endeavor and allow the citizens of the two counties to analyze
the report and express their opinion on statehood in a non binding
referendum.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

2007-2008, S.8114

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect Immediately.
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