senate Bill S7059

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes county clerks to establish a system to receive and retain maps utilizing electronic means

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1491
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 23, 2014 referred to judiciary

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S7059 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9506
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง334, RP L

S7059 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes county clerks to establish a system to receive and retain maps utilizing electronic means.

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BILL NUMBER:S7059

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property law, in relation to
filing of maps in county clerk offices

PURPOSE:

To authorize county clerks to establish a system to receive and retain
maps utilizing electronic means.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds a new subdivision, 2a, to the real property tax law to
allow county clerks to adopt systems to receive and retain maps using
electronic means.

EXISTING LAW:

Real property tax law section 334 only allows the filing of maps in
hard-copy format - linen, tracing cloth or mylar.

JUSTIFICATION:

County clerks across New York State now maintain civil and criminal
records in digital formats consistent with rules and regulations of
the Office of Court Administration. Many county clerks accept these
documents digitally through "e-recording" and "e-filing" (electronic
methods). According to county clerks, accepting documents through
electronic means saves time and money for county taxpayers and
promotes efficiency in the clerks' offices. In addition, it saves time
and money for those submitting documents. "Digitized" records may be
retrieved from offices and homes, and they can be preserved by placing
digital copies of the submissions in secure locations to facilitate
security and retrieval in the event of fire or natural disaster.

This bill would provide the same benefits to taxpayers and counties in
the e-filing of maps economy, savings, convenience for the public,
efficiency, secure backups, easy retrievals. The bill brings New
York's practices for records management into the digital age.

The bill is a legislative priority of the state county clerks'
association.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state. Local government savings.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediate.

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

                                  7059

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SEWARD, LIBOUS, LITTLE, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Judiciary

AN  ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to filing of maps in
  county clerk offices

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

  Section 1. Section 334 of the real property law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISIONS IN THIS ARTICLE, A COUNTY
CLERK MAY ADOPT A SYSTEM TO RECEIVE AND RETAIN MAPS UTILIZING  AN  ELEC-
TRO-MECHANICAL,  ELECTRONIC  OR  ANY OTHER METHOD THEY DEEM SUITABLE FOR
RECEIVING AND RETAINING MAPS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14640-01-4

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