senate Bill S2636

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the secretary of state to publish local laws on the department of state website and as a supplement to the session laws; repealer

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Sep 27, 2013 signed chap.383
Sep 17, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.613
substituted for a937
Jun 12, 2013 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1298
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 23, 2013 referred to local government

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S2636 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A937
Law Section:
Municipal Home Rule Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add ยง27 sub 5, Munic Home R L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1092, A3692
2009-2010: S4289A, A441A

S2636 - Bill Texts

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Requires the secretary of state to publish local laws on the department of state website and as a supplement to the session laws.

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BILL NUMBER:S2636

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the municipal home rule law, in relation to enhancing the
current system of local law publication; and to repeal subdivision
5 of section 27 of such law relating to local law publication

PURPOSE:
This bill would require the Secretary of State to publish local laws
and codes enacted by counties on the Department of State's official
website free-of-charge.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill would repeal the current Subdivision 5 of
Section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law and add a new Subdivision 5
to Section 27. The current Subdivision 5 requires the Secretary of
State to publish all local laws enacted by all counties in the state
in a bound volume. The new Subdivision 5 would add a requirement that
these local laws also be published on the Department of State website
as individual local laws and in the form of a complete codification
of all such local laws. Counties are already required under
Subdivision 1 of the existing 27 to provide their local laws to the
Secretary of State within 20 days of enactment. The new Subdivision 5
enables the Secretary of State to specify the format and manner
counties shall provide the laws, to facilitate the new publication
requirement.

Section 2 of the bill specifies the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Residents, businesses, visitors, researchers, students, advocates, and
many others have an interest in knowing what laws might apply in
different parts of the State. In part for this reason, counties are
required by current law to submit their laws to the Secretary of
State and the Secretary of State is, in turn, required to publish the
local laws annually, in a bound volume. This legislation would adapt
these publication requirements to increase access to these laws and
to take advantage of the efficiency of the internet as a means of
distributing information.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.1092/A.3692 - Referred to Local Government
2009-10: S.4289A/A.441A - Referred to Local Government
2008-09: S.4249/A.11403 - Referred to Local Government.

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become law.

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

                                  2636

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, KLEIN, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, SAMPSON -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Local Government

AN  ACT  to  amend the municipal home rule law, in relation to enhancing
  the current system of local law publication; and to repeal subdivision
  5 of section 27 of such law relating to local law publication

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 5 of section 27 of the municipal home rule law
is REPEALED and a new subdivision 5 is added to read as follows:
  5.  THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL PUBLISH ANNUALLY LOCAL  LAWS  ON  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF STATE WEBSITE AND IN A SEPARATE VOLUME AS A SUPPLEMENT TO
THE SESSION LAWS, AND SHALL PUBLISH AT LEAST ANNUALLY ON THE  DEPARTMENT
OF  STATE  WEBSITE  A  COMPLETE CODIFICATION OF ALL LOCAL LAWS IN EFFECT
THAT HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY THE  LEGISLATIVE  BODY  OF  EACH  COUNTY.  THE
CLERK, OR OTHER OFFICER DESIGNATED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF EACH COUN-
TY, SHALL PROVIDE LOCAL LAWS TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN A MANNER SPEC-
IFIED  BY  THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO FACILITATE THE PUBLICATION REQUIRE-
MENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02198-01-3

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