|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to local government|
|Apr 27, 2009||referred to local government|
senate Bill S4677
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee
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S4677 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4677 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4677 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Authorizes local governments to deliver proposed local laws to members of their legislative bodies by means of email. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1. Outlines the methods in which proposed local laws shall be introduced to members of a local legislative body. Includes email of the proposed local law in Portable Document Format (POP) as an acceptable method of notice of introduction to other members of the local legislative body, which is required for passage. Outlines rules that must be followed in order for email to be acceptable. Section 2. Says the act shall take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION : In today's world, email and the internet in general have become a primary means of communication and correspondence between billions of people around the world. New York State Municipal Home Rule Law Article 3, Section 20, Subsection 4 says that the only options of delivery of a proposed local law are "on the desks of it members" or
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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