senate Bill S5484

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Authorizes municipal legislative bodies to enact local laws and ordinances providing for mediation of land use decisions

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 15, 2010 reported and committed to rules
Apr 13, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to cities
May 11, 2009 referred to cities

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S5484 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8259
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§20, 81-a & 27, Gen City L; amd §§64, 267-a & 271, Town L; amd §§4-412, 7-712-a & 7-718, Vil L

S5484 - Summary

Authorizes certain municipal legislative bodies, including towns and villages, to enact local laws and ordinances providing for non-binding mediation of land use decisions.

S5484 - Sponsor Memo

S5484 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 5484                                                  A. 8259

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 11, 2009
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. WINNER, AUBERTINE, STACHOWSKI, VALESKY,
  YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources)
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Cities

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. KOON, LIFTON, BACALLES, BURLING --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the general city law, the town law, and the village law,
  in relation to authorizing the use of mediation in land use decisions

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

  Section 1. Section 20 of the general city law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 39 to read as follows:
  39.  TO  PROVIDE  BY LOCAL LAW FOR THE USE OF VOLUNTARY AND NONBINDING
MEDIATION PURSUANT TO GUIDELINES OF THE UNIFIED  COURT  SYSTEM  OR  SUCH
OTHER  PROCEDURE  AS  DETERMINED BY ITS LEGISLATIVE BODY. WHEN UTILIZING
SUCH MEDIATION, THE APPLICANT AND  THE  LEGISLATIVE  BODY  MAY  MUTUALLY
AGREE,  IN  WRITING,  TO  STAY  OR EXTEND THE STATUTORY TIME PERIODS FOR
REVIEW OF SUCH APPLICATION, AND SAID AGREEMENT SHALL SPECIFY THE DATE ON
WHICH THE STAY OR EXTENSION WILL END. THE LEGISLATIVE  BODY  SHALL  MAKE
SUCH  WRITTEN AGREEMENT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC BY FILING A COPY THEREOF
IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 81-a of the general city law,  as  added
by chapter 208 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  Assistance to the board of appeals.  (A) Such board shall have the
authority to call upon any department, agency or employee  of  the  city
for such assistance as shall be deemed necessary and as shall be author-
ized by the legislative body. Such department, agency or employee may be
reimbursed for any expenses incurred as a result of such assistance.
  (B)  THE  ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE LEGISLATIVE
BODY TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF VOLUNTARY AND NONBINDING MEDIATION AS  AN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02350-02-9

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