senate Bill S4603

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Exempts the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. from the law requiring that the percentage of non-resident members not exceed 45%

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 13, 2013 signed chap.505
Nov 01, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.536
substituted for a7200
May 20, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 08, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2013 1st report cal.545
Apr 15, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions


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May 6, 2013 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee Vote: May 6, 2013

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S4603 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1402, N-PC L

S4603 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. from the law requiring that the percentage of non-resident members not exceed 45%.

S4603 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4603 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  not-for-profit  corporation law, in relation to
  exempting Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. from  the  require-
  ment  that  the percentage of non-resident fire department members not
  exceed forty-five percent of the membership


  Section  1.  Subparagraph  3  of  paragraph (c) of section 1402 of the
not-for-profit corporation law, as amended by chapter 472 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (3) In towns outside of villages and fire districts, the consent of  a
majority  of  the  members  of the town board to the formation of a fire
corporation shall constitute an appointment of the persons named in  the
certificate  of  incorporation  as  town firefighters. Thereafter, other
eligible persons may be elected as members pursuant to  the  by-laws  of
the  fire  corporation, but the election of a member must be approved by
the town board of each town which consented to the formation of the fire
corporation. Such a person shall be a resident of the  territory  speci-
fied  in  the  certificate of incorporation or of territory outside such
boundaries which is afforded fire protection  by  the  fire  corporation
pursuant  to a contract for fire protection under which a cash consider-
ation is received by the  corporation  or  for  which  negotiations  for
renewal  of such a contract are pending. The membership of any volunteer
member shall terminate when he or she ceases to be a  resident  of  such
inside  or  outside territory, except that the corporation may authorize
his or her continued membership where he or she notifies  the  secretary
of  the  fire  corporation (a) that he or she plans to change his or her
residence to a territory which is not in such inside or outside territo-
ry, and (b) that by reason of his or her residence in  the  vicinity  or
his or her usual occupation he or she will be available to render active
service as a volunteer firefighter in either such inside or such outside
territory.  Voting  for  such  authorization  shall  be  pursuant to the


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