senate Bill S5420C

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 18, 2012 signed chap.121
Jul 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
3rd reading cal.1114
substituted for s5420c
Jun 20, 2012 substituted by a7837c
Jun 14, 2012 amended on third reading (t) 5420c
Jun 12, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 11, 2012 2nd report cal.
amended 5420b
Jun 06, 2012 1st report cal.1114
Apr 02, 2012 print number 5420a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
May 19, 2011 referred to local government

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S5420 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837C
Law Section:
General Municipal
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7837C

S5420 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects in the village of Patchogue.

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BILL NUMBER:S5420

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing
the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer
projects

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use surplus
funds received from sewer rents for other infrastructure projects.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section One amends section 453 of the general municipal law by adding
a new subdivision 4, allowing the village of Patchogue to use up to
40% of the monies from the Sewer rent fund that are left over after
all sewer-related expenses are paid for infrastructure improvements.
Section Two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
While water utilities are able to use their surplus funds for any
municipal purpose, sewer utilities are limited to using excess
revenues for only sewer-related purposes. Under current law, revenues
derived from sewer rents, including penalties and interest, are
credited to a special fund and the use of these funds are not
permitted for use beyond costs incurred that relate to the sewer
system.

In the village of Patchogue, the sewage plant and district plays a
large role in this community's revitalization and economic growth.
This growth has resulted in an influx of monies to the sewer fund but
also in increased stress and pressure on the community's
infrastructure. Allowing the village to use a limited amount of these
funds to address infrastructure issues would be a realistic and
appropriate way to solve the problems created by this economic growth.

This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use money
from the sewer rent fund to pay expenses or obligations incurred for
infrastructure improvements, after paying off all sewer related
expenses. The village would also be able to allocate up to 40% of this
surplus to a special fund to be used specifically for infrastructure
improvements. This ensures that the sewer needs are taken care of
first, while allowing the village to use some of the excess funds
derived from this Source to solve the problems that come as a result
of large and expanding sewage facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.


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

    S. 5420                                                  A. 7837

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                              May 19, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- 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. MURRAY -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Local Governments

AN  ACT  to  amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing
  the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than  sewer
  projects

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

  Section 1. Section 453 of the general  municipal  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  IN  THE VILLAGE OF PATCHOGUE, FOR THE PAYMENT OF EXPENSES OR OBLI-
GATIONS INCURRED BY SUCH MUNICIPALITY FOR  INFRASTRUCTURE  IMPROVEMENTS,
OR  TO  BE  PLACED IN A SPECIAL FUND, NOT TO EXCEED FORTY PERCENT OF THE
SURPLUS, TO BE USED SPECIFICALLY FOR FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11579-02-1

S5420A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837C
Law Section:
General Municipal
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7837C

S5420A - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects in the village of Patchogue.

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BILL NUMBER:S5420A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to authorizing the use
of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects
in the village of Patchogue

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use surplus
funds received from sewer rents for other infrastructure projects.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section One amends section 453 of the general municipal law by adding
a new subdivision 4, allowing the village of Patchogue to use up to
40% of the monies from the sewer rent fund that are left over after
all sewer-related expenses are paid for infrastructure improvements.
Section Two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
While water utilities are able to use their surplus funds for any
municipal purpose, sewer utilities are limited to using excess
revenues for only sewer-related purposes. Under current law, revenues
derived from sewer rents, including penalties and interest, are
credited to a special fund and the use of these funds are not
permitted for use beyond costs incurred that relate to the sewer
system.

In the village of Patchogue, the sewage plant and district plays a
large role in this community's revitalization and economic growth.
This growth has resulted in an influx of monies to the sewer fund but
also in increased stress and pressure on the community's
infrastructure. Allowing the village to use a limited amount of these
funds to address infrastructure issues would be a realistic and
appropriate way to solve the problems created by this economic growth.

This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use money
from the sewer rent fund to pay expenses or obligations incurred for
infrastructure improvements, after paying off all sewer-related
expenses. The village would also be able to allocate up to 40% of
this surplus to a special fund to be used specifically for
infrastructure improvements. This ensures that the sewer needs are
taken care of first, while allowing the village to use some of the
excess funds derived from this source to solve the problems that come
as a result of large and expanding sewage facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

    S. 5420--A                                            A. 7837--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                              May 19, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- 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. MURRAY, ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Local Governments --  recommitted  to
  the Committee on Local Governments 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 authorizing the use of sewer surplus  for  infras-
  tructure  projects  other  than sewer projects in the village of Patc-
  hogue

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding section 453 of the general municipal law or
any  other provision of law to the contrary, the village of Patchogue is
hereby authorized to use revenues  derived  from  sewer  rents  for  the
payment  of  expenses  or  obligations incurred by such municipality for
infrastructure improvements, or to be placed in a special fund,  not  to
exceed  forty percent of the surplus, to be used specifically for future
infrastructure improvements.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11579-03-2

S5420B - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837C
Law Section:
General Municipal
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7837C

S5420B - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects in the village of Patchogue.

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BILL NUMBER:S5420B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to authorizing the use
of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects
in the village of Patchogue

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation would allow the
village of Patchogue to use surplus funds received from sewer rents
for other infrastructure projects.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section One amends section 453 of the general municipal law by adding
a new subdivision 4, allowing the village of Patchogue to use up to
40% of the monies from the sewer rent fund that are left over after
all sewer-related expenses are paid for infrastructure improvements.

Section Two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
While water utilities are able to use their surplus
funds for any municipal purpose, sewer utilities are limited to using
excess revenues for only sewer-related purposes. Under current law,
revenues derived from sewer rents, including penalties and interest,
are credited to a special fund and the use of these funds are not
permitted for use beyond costs incurred that relate to the sewer
system.

In the village of Patchogue, the sewage plant and district plays a
large role in this community's revitalization and economic growth.
This growth has resulted in an influx of monies to the sewer fund but
also in increased stress and pressure on the community's
infrastructure. Allowing the village to use a limited amount of these
funds to address infrastructure issues would be a realistic and
appropriate way to solve the problems created by this economic growth.

This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use money
from the sewer rent fund to pay expenses or obligations incurred for
infrastructure improvements, after paying off all sewer-related
expenses. The village would also be able to allocate up to 40% of
this surplus to a special fund to be used specifically for
infrastructure improvements.
This ensures that the sewer needs are taken care of first, while
allowing the village to use some of the excess funds derived from
this source to solve the problems that come as a result of large and
expanding sewage facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

    S. 5420--B                                            A. 7837--B
    Cal. No. 1114

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                              May 19, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- 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 --
  reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to  first  report,
  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a  second report and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY, ENGLEBRIGHT, BOYLE,  SCHI-
  MEL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments --
  recommitted  to  the Committee on Local Governments in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
  reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT in relation to authorizing the use of sewer surplus  for  infras-
  tructure  projects  other  than sewer projects in the village of Patc-
  hogue

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding section 453 of the general municipal law or
any  other provision of law to the contrary, the village of Patchogue is
hereby authorized to use surplus revenues derived from  sewer  rents  or
charges  collected in excess of amount necessary for the uses prescribed
in section 453 of the general municipal law for the payment of  expenses
or obligations incurred by such municipality for infrastructure improve-
ments,  or  to  be placed in a capital reserve fund, not to exceed forty
percent of the surplus, to be used specifically for  future  infrastruc-
ture  improvements.  The  village  of Patchogue shall adjust their sewer

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11579-05-2

S. 5420--B                          2                         A. 7837--B

rents, and take other actions as may be necessary, to avoid  any  future
sewer rent surpluses.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

S5420C (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837C
Law Section:
General Municipal
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7837C

S5420C (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the use of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects in the village of Patchogue.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5420C

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to authorizing the use
of sewer surplus for infrastructure projects other than sewer projects
in the village of Patchogue and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use surplus
funds received from sewer rents for other infrastructure projects.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section One amends section 453 of the general municipal law by adding
a new subdivision 4, allowing the village of Patchogue to use up to
40% of the monies from the sewer rent fund that are left over after
all sewer related expenses are paid for infrastructure improvements.

Section Two is the effective date which includes a one year sunset.

JUSTIFICATION:
While water utilities are able to use their surplus funds for any
municipal purpose, sewer utilities are limited to using excess
revenues for only sewer-related purposes. Under current law, revenues
derived from sewer rents, including penalties and interest, are
credited to a special fund and the use of these funds are not
permitted for use beyond costs incurred that relate to the sewer
system.

In the village of Patchogue, the sewage plant and district plays a
large role in this community's revitalization and economic growth.
This growth has resulted in an influx of monies to the sewer fund but
also in increased stress and pressure on the community's
infrastructure. Allowing the village to use a limited amount of these
funds to address infrastructure issues would be a realistic and
appropriate way to solve the problems created by this economic growth.

This legislation would allow the village of Patchogue to use money
from the sewer rent fund to pay expenses or obligations incurred for
infrastructure improvements, after paying off all sewer-related
expenses. The village would also be able to allocate up to 40% of
this surplus to a special fund to be used specifically for
infrastructure improvements.
This ensures that the sewer needs are taken care of first, while
allowing the village to use some of the excess funds derived from
this source to solve the problems that come as a result of large and
expanding sewage facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

    S. 5420--C                                            A. 7837--C
    Cal. No. 1114

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

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

                              May 19, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- 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 --
  reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to  first  report,
  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a  second report and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of  second  report  --
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY, ENGLEBRIGHT, BOYLE,  SCHI-
  MEL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments --
  recommitted  to  the Committee on Local Governments in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
  reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from  said
  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommit-
  ted to said committee

AN ACT in relation to authorizing the use of sewer surplus  for  infras-
  tructure  projects  other  than sewer projects in the village of Patc-
  hogue and providing for the repeal of such provisions  upon expiration
  thereof

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding section 453 of the general municipal law or
any  other provision of law to the contrary, the village of Patchogue is
hereby authorized to use surplus revenues derived from  sewer  rents  or
charges  collected in excess of amount necessary for the uses prescribed
in section 453 of the general municipal law for the payment of  expenses

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11579-06-2

S. 5420--C                          2                         A. 7837--C

or obligations incurred by such municipality for infrastructure improve-
ments,  or  to  be placed in a capital reserve fund, not to exceed forty
percent of the surplus, to be used specifically for  future  infrastruc-
ture  improvements.  The  village  of Patchogue shall adjust their sewer
rents, and take other actions as may be necessary, to avoid  any  future
sewer rent surpluses.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law and shall expire and be deemed repealed one year after
such date.

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