senate Bill S1453A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island

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Jan 27, 2012 print number 1453a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Jan 07, 2011 referred to local government

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S1453 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1406A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Nassau County
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S426A, A1189A

S1453 - Summary

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island.

S1453 - Sponsor Memo

S1453 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 1453                                                  A. 1406

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT in relation to establishing a bi-county commission in  the  coun-
  ties  of  Nassau  and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing
  the state of Long Island

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings: Nassau and Suffolk Counties comprise
an area of 2,826 square miles, larger than the states  of  Rhode  Island
and  Delaware.  The  combined  population  of  the two counties is 2.798
million which is greater than the population of 19 states. For the years
2002-2004, Long Island paid 8.124 billion dollars  in  state  taxes  yet
only  5.2  billion  dollars  was  returned  in direct local aid, tuition
assistance, highway aid, pension payments, lottery  money,  metropolitan
transportation authority subsidies and Medicaid payments. For many years
the  question  of forming the state of Long Island has been discussed in
public and academic forums. The issue should be investigated,  a  report
prepared and referendum held in Nassau and Suffolk counties so the citi-
zens may be heard.
  S  2.  There  is  hereby  established  a  Nassau and Suffolk bi-county
commission to study the feasibility of forming the state of Long  Island
to  consist of the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. Such commission shall
be comprised of 24 members, 12 of whom shall reside  in  the  county  of
Nassau  and 12 of whom shall reside in the county of Suffolk. The county
executive of each county shall serve on the commission as co-chairs.  Of
the  remaining 22 members, 5 members from each county shall be appointed
by the county executive of the county in  which  such  county  executive

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03747-01-1

S1453A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1406A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Nassau County
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S426A, A1189A

S1453A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island.

S1453A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1453A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 1453--A                                            A. 1406--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment -- recommitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Governmental  Operations -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Governmental Operations in accordance with Assembly  Rule
  3,  sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT in relation to establishing a bi-county commission in  the  coun-
  ties  of  Nassau  and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing
  the state of Long Island

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings: Nassau and Suffolk Counties comprise
an area of 2,826 square miles, larger than the states  of  Rhode  Island
and  Delaware.  The  combined  population  of  the two counties is 2.798
million which is greater than the population of 19 states. For the years
2002-2004, Long Island paid 8.124 billion dollars  in  state  taxes  yet
only  5.2  billion  dollars  was  returned  in direct local aid, tuition
assistance, highway aid, pension payments, lottery  money,  metropolitan
transportation authority subsidies and Medicaid payments. For many years
the  question  of forming the state of Long Island has been discussed in
public and academic forums. The issue should be investigated,  a  report
prepared and referendum held in Nassau and Suffolk counties so the citi-
zens may be heard.
  S  2.  There  is  hereby  established  a  Nassau and Suffolk bi-county
commission to study the feasibility of forming the state of Long  Island
to  consist of the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. Such commission shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03747-02-2

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