senate Bill S1312

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for a constitutional amendment directing the legislature to establish a procedure for the creation of Peconic county

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Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 14, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2011 referred to judiciary

S1312 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2082
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 9 ยง4, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S707, A2184

S1312 - Summary

Provides for a constitutional amendment directing the legislature to establish a procedure for the creation of Peconic county; provides that Peconic county shall consist of the towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold in the county of Suffolk.

S1312 - Sponsor Memo

S1312 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1312

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

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

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to article 9 of the constitution, in relation  to
  directing  the  legislature to enact a procedure for the creation of a
  new county to be called Peconic county from the towns of East Hampton,
  Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, and Southold in Suffolk County

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article  9  of  the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 4 to read as follows:
  S  4.  LEGISLATURE DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURE FOR THE CREATION OF
PECONIC COUNTY.  (A) WHENEVER USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS
SHALL MEAN OR INCLUDE:
  (1)  "PECONIC  COUNTY."  THE TOWNS OF EAST HAMPTON, RIVERHEAD, SHELTER
ISLAND, SOUTHAMPTON, AND SOUTHOLD IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK.
  (2) "TAX CONTRIBUTION." THE CONTRIBUTION  OF  PECONIC  COUNTY  TO  THE
GENERAL  FUND OF SUFFOLK COUNTY BASED UPON ITS CONTRIBUTION OF SALES AND
USE TAX AND THE REAL PROPERTY TAX.
  (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS CONSTITUTION TO THE  CONTRA-
RY,  THE LEGISLATURE SHALL ENACT A PROCEDURE FOR THE CREATION OF PECONIC
COUNTY AS PROVIDED FOR BY THIS  SECTION  WITHIN  TWELVE  MONTHS  OF  THE
ADOPTION OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) SUCH ENACTMENT SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
  (1)  THE  INITIATION  OF  THE CREATION OF PECONIC COUNTY BY A PETITION
SUBMITTED BY THE ELECTORS OF THE PROPOSED PECONIC COUNTY  TO  THE  STATE
BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  IN  A  NUMBER EQUAL TO AT LEAST TEN PERCENT OF THE
TOTAL VOTE CAST FOR GOVERNOR IN THE TERRITORY  PROPOSED  TO  BE  PECONIC
COUNTY IN THE LAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION.
  (2)  PECONIC  COUNTY  SHALL  NOT  BE  CREATED  UNTIL THE PEOPLE OF THE
PROPOSED PECONIC COUNTY SHALL HAVE CONSENTED THERETO BY A MAJORITY  VOTE
ON A REFERENDUM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89045-01-1

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