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|Feb 25, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S6668
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S6668 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6668 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6668 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to residency requirements for members of municipal departments of sanitation PURPOSE: This bill seeks to allow members of the municipal sanitation departments the same rights regarding residency as other city employees. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation would amend subdivision 2-a of Section 3 of the Public Officers Law to allow residency by a municipal sanitation employee to reside in a political subdivision or municipal corporation which is not located more than 15 miles from the city of New York. JUSTIFICATION: The statutory residency rights of New York City Uniformed Sanitation workers were won after negotiations with the State Legislature and New York City over thirty years ago. These residency rights allow members of the Department of Sanitation to reside in Nassau and Westchester Counties, in addition to the five boroughs of New York City. Since that time, the cost of living in New York City and the counties immediately surrounding it has skyrocketed. The prospect of owning a home in Nassau and Westchester has become almost as remote as the
S6668 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6668 I N S E N A T E February 25, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to residency requirements for members of municipal departments of sanitation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2-a of section 3 of the public officers law, as amended by chapter 200 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 2-a. Neither the provisions of this section, nor of any general, special or local law, charter, code, ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation, requiring a person to be a resident of the political subdi- vision or municipal corporation of the state for which he shall be chosen or within which his official functions are required to be exer- cised, shall apply to the appointment of a member of the department of sanitation of any municipality of the state who resides in a county within the state contiguous to such municipality. A member of the department of sanitation of any political subdivision or municipal corporation [who has five or more years of service] may reside (a) in a county in which such political subdivision or municipal corporation is located; or (b) in a county within the state contiguous to the county in which such political subdivision or municipal corporation is located; or (c) in a county within the state contiguous to such political subdivi- sion or municipal corporation; or (d) in a county within the state which is not more than fifteen miles from such political subdivision or munic- ipal corporation. S 2. Subdivision 5 of section 30 of the public officers law, as sepa- rately amended by chapters 200 and 209 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 5. Neither the provisions of this section, nor of any general, special or local law, charter, code, ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation, creating a vacancy in a local office of a political subdivision or municipal corporation if the incumbent thereof ceases to be a resident EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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