senate Bill S8251

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to consolidation and dissolution of local government entities

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Jun 17, 2010 referred to rules

S8251 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Gen Muni L, generally

S8251 - Summary

Relates to consolidation and dissolution of local government entities; makes technical corrections.

S8251 - Sponsor Memo

S8251 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8251

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 17, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation  to  the  consol-
  idation and dissolution of local government

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 757 of the general  munici-
pal  law,  as added by chapter 74 of the laws of 2009, are amended and a
new subdivision 2-a is added to read as follows:
  1. The electors of two or more local government entities may  commence
a  consolidation  proceeding  by filing an original petition, containing
not less than the number of signatures provided for in  subdivision  two
of  this  section  and  in the form provided for in subdivision three of
this section, with the clerk of the town in which the  entities  or  the
greater  portion  of  their territory are located, except that if one or
more of the entities to be consolidated is a village the original  peti-
tion  of  electors from the village shall be filed with the clerk of the
village. Accompanying the filed petition shall be a cover sheet contain-
ing the name, address and telephone number of an individual  who  signed
the petition and who will serve as a contact person.  A PETITION MAY NOT
BE  SUBMITTED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION IF A RESOLUTION INITIATING THE
PROCESS FOR CONSOLIDATION OF TWO OR MORE GOVERNMENT  ENTITIES  HAS  BEEN
ADOPTED  PURSUANT  TO SECTIONS SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE AND SEVEN HUNDRED
FIFTY-TWO OF THIS TITLE UNTIL SUCH PROCESS HAS  BEEN  COMPLETED;  EXCEPT
THAT SUCH PETITIONS SHALL NOT BE BARRED IN CASES WHERE THE POST REFEREN-
DUM  PLANNING  PROCESS  FOR  A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY INITIATED CONSOL-
IDATION IS TO TAKE MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DAYS.
  2. The petition shall contain the signatures of at least  ten  percent
of  the  number of electors, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LAST NOVEMBER GENERAL
ELECTION or five thousand electors, whichever is  less,  in  each  local
government  entity to be consolidated; provided, however, that where the
local government entity to be  consolidated  contains  five  hundred  or
fewer  electors,  the  petition shall contain the signatures of at least

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD17215-02-0

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