senate Bill S4358

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 24, 2012 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 18, 2012 1st report cal.77
Jan 04, 2012 referred to cities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 06, 2011 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2011 1st report cal.613
Mar 31, 2011 referred to cities

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Jan 18, 2012 - Cities committee Vote

S4358
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Cities Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2012

May 10, 2011 - Cities committee Vote

S4358
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Cities Committee Vote: May 10, 2011

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S4358 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5829
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
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5484, A8259

S4358 - 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.

S4358 - Sponsor Memo

S4358 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4358

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. 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

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
AID IN FOSTERING LAND USE DECISIONS, PURSUANT TO THE GUIDELINES  OF  THE
UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM OR SUCH OTHER PROCEDURE AS DETERMINED BY THE LEGIS-
LATIVE BODY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09878-01-1

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