senate Bill S4338

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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May 19, 2014 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.544
Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 30, 2013 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 24, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 23, 2013 1st report cal.426
Mar 21, 2013 referred to cities

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May 6, 2014 - Cities committee Vote

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Cities Committee Vote: May 6, 2014

Apr 23, 2013 - Cities committee Vote

S4338
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Cities Committee Vote: Apr 23, 2013

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S4338 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1265A
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5829, S4358
2009-2010: A8259, S5484

S4338 - 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.

S4338 - Sponsor Memo

S4338 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4338

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2013
                               ___________

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 ESTABLISHED BY 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  ESTAB-
LISHED BY THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM OR SUCH OTHER PROCEDURE AS DETERMINED
BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02517-02-3

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