senate Bill S4677

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Authorizes local governments to deliver proposed local laws to members of their legislative bodies by means of e-mail

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to local government
Apr 27, 2009 referred to local government

S4677 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7469
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Municipal Home Rule Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง20, Munic Home R L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S800, A1741
2013-2014: S3081, A6007
2015-2016: S3018, A5444, A7376

S4677 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes local governments to deliver proposed local laws to members of their legislative bodies by means of e-mail.

S4677 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4677 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4677

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the municipal home rule law, in relation to  authorizing
  the  electronic  transmission  of  proposed local laws to members of a
  local legislative body

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 20 of the municipal home rule law,
as  amended  by  chapter  45  of the laws of 1974, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. A proposed local law may be introduced only  by  a  member  of  the
legislative  body  at  a  meeting  of  such  body or as may be otherwise
prescribed by the rules of procedure adopted by  the  legislative  body.
No  such local law shall be passed until it shall have been in its final
form and either (a) upon the desks or table  of  the  members  at  least
seven calendar days, exclusive of Sunday, prior to its final passage, or
(b)  mailed  to each of them in postpaid properly addressed and securely
closed envelopes or wrappers in a post box or post office of the  United
States  post  office department within the local government at least ten
calendar days, exclusive of Sunday, prior to its final passage,  OR  (C)
E-MAILED  TO  THE E-MAIL IN-BOX OF EACH OF THEM IN THE PORTABLE DOCUMENT
FORMAT (PDF) AT LEAST TEN CALENDAR DAYS, EXCLUSIVE OF SUNDAY,  PRIOR  TO
ITS FINAL PASSAGE, PROVIDED THAT (I) THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAS DOCUMENTED
THAT EACH MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE BODY HAS AN E-MAIL ADDRESS, (II) THE
LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAS PUBLISHED SUCH E-MAIL ADDRESS ON THE BULLETIN BOARD
OF  THE  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT  CLERK,  AND  (III)  THE LEGISLATIVE BODY HAS
ADOPTED A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUCH ELECTRONIC  DELIVERY;  unless  the
elective  or  appointive  chief  executive  officer, if there be one, or
otherwise the chairman of the board of supervisors, in  the  case  of  a
county,  the mayor in the case of a city or village or the supervisor in
the case of a town shall have certified as  to  the  necessity  for  its
immediate  passage  and such local law be passed by the affirmative vote
of two-thirds of the total voting power of the legislative body.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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