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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|
senate Bill S1312
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S1312 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1312 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To amend the New York State Constitution to provide procedure for the creation of Peconic county from the towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold in Suffolk County. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides a resolution that article 9 of the constitution be amended by adding a new section 4. Said section includes a definition of Peconic County as the towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold in Suffolk County and a definition of tax contribution as Peconic County's contribution to Suffolk County based on the amount of property tax and sales tax that Suffolk County receives from Peconic County. Section 4 of article 9 provides that within twelve months of the adoption of the section, the legislature shall enact a procedure for
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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