senate Bill S6306

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to volunteer membership of the Monsey fire district

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Jun 12, 2012 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1152
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 24, 2012 referred to local government

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S6306 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9218
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง176-b, Town L

S6306 - Bill Texts

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Relates to volunteer membership of the Monsey fire district.

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BILL NUMBER:S6306 REVISED 03/08/12

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the town law, in relation to the Monsey fire district in
Rockland county

PURPOSE:
To allow for the Monsey Fire District to be exempt from the
requirement that no more than forty-five percent of the company's
membership be of non-resident members.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Adds the Monsey Fire District of Rockland County as a fire
company that is exempt from the requirement that no more than
forty-five percent of its membership consist of non-resident members.

JUSTIFICATION:
In this economic climate it is very difficult for some volunteer fire
companies to recruit new members. Monsey Fire District is falling
near this number. Because of the make-up of the district there are
members who live just over the boarder that can respond to fire calls
faster than members that live further out in this district. If the
Monsey fire district is not exempt from this requirement it runs the
risk of losing valuable members of their district. This requirement
will be placing a hardship on the district and merits exempting the
Monsey Fire District from this membership requirement.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
The act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6306

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the Monsey fire district in
  Rockland county

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 7 of section 176-b of the town
law,  as  separately  amended  by section 3 of part EE of chapter 56 and
chapters 114, 270 and 272 of the laws of 2010, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a) The membership of any volunteer firefighter shall not be continued
pursuant  to  subdivision five of this section, and persons shall not be
elected to membership pursuant to subdivision six of this  section,  if,
by  so  doing,  the  percentage of such non-resident members in the fire
company would exceed forty-five per centum of the actual  membership  of
the fire company, provided however, that the provisions of this subdivi-
sion  shall  not  apply to the memberships of the Shelter Island Heights
fire district, the Cherry Grove fire district,  the  Fire  Island  Pines
fire  district,  the  Davis  Park  fire  department, and the Cold Spring
Harbor fire district in Suffolk county, the New Hampton  fire  district,
the  Mechanicstown fire district, the Pocatello fire district, the Wash-
ington Heights fire district and the Good Will fire district  in  Orange
county,  the  Jericho  fire district, the Westbury fire district and the
Roslyn Rescue Hook and Ladder Company,  No.  1  in  Nassau  county,  the
Orangeburg  fire  district  in  Rockland county, the South Lockport Fire
Company and the Terry's Corners volunteer fire company in Niagara  Coun-
ty,  the  Taunton fire district and the Onondaga Hill fire department in
Onondaga county, the Town of Batavia fire department in Genesee  County,
the  Schuyler  Heights  fire district, the Boght Community fire district
and the Slingerlands fire district I  in  Albany  county,  the  town  of
Providence  fire  district  in  Saratoga  county,  the  River  Road fire
district, No. 3 and the Armor Volunteer Fire Company in Erie county, the
Sir William Johnson Fire Company in Fulton county, the Fort Johnson Fire
district in Montgomery county or the memberships of  the  Millwood  fire

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14095-01-2

S. 6306                             2

district,  the  Purchase  Fire  District,  the  North  Castle South Fire
District, No. 1 in Westchester county, the Thornwood fire company, No. 1
in Westchester county [and], the Rockland Lake fire district in Rockland
county AND THE MONSEY FIRE DISTRICT IN ROCKLAND COUNTY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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