assembly Bill A3116A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2016 print number 3116a
Feb 22, 2016 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental operations
Jan 22, 2015 referred to governmental operations

Co-Sponsors

A3116 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2362
Law Section:
Nassau County
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1189, S426
2011-2012: A1406, S1453
2013-2014: A6391, S4398
2017-2018: A2398, S3175

A3116 - Summary

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island.

A3116 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 2362                                                  A. 3116

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT in relation to establishing a bi-county commission in  the  coun-
  ties  of  Nassau  and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing
  the state of Long Island

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

  Section  1. Legislative findings: Nassau and Suffolk counties comprise
an area of 2,826 square miles, larger than the states  of  Rhode  Island
and  Delaware.  The  combined  population  of  the two counties is 2.832
million which is greater than the population of 17 states. For the years
2002-2004, Long Island paid 8.124 billion dollars  in  state  taxes  yet
only  5.2  billion  dollars  was  returned  in direct local aid, tuition
assistance, highway aid, pension payments, lottery  money,  metropolitan
transportation authority subsidies and Medicaid payments. For many years
the  question  of forming the state of Long Island has been discussed in
public and academic forums. The issue should be investigated,  a  report
prepared and referendum held in Nassau and Suffolk counties so the citi-
zens may be heard.
  S  2.  There  is  hereby  established  a  Nassau and Suffolk bi-county
commission to study the feasibility of forming the state of Long  Island
to  consist of the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. Such commission shall
be comprised of 24 members, 12 of whom shall reside  in  the  county  of
Nassau  and 12 of whom shall reside in the county of Suffolk. The county
executive of each county shall serve on the commission as co-chairs.  Of
the  remaining 22 members, 5 members from each county shall be appointed
by the county executive of the county in  which  such  county  executive

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07185-01-5

Co-Sponsors

A3116A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2362
Law Section:
Nassau County
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1189, S426
2011-2012: A1406, S1453
2013-2014: A6391, S4398
2017-2018: A2398, S3175

A3116A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a bi-county commission in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the feasibility of establishing the state of Long Island.

A3116A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 2362--A                                            A. 3116--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment -- recommitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, GARBARINO, PALUMBO -- read
  once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Governmental  Operations  --
  recommitted  to the Committee on Governmental Operations in accordance
  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  in relation to establishing a bi-county commission in the coun-
  ties of Nassau and Suffolk to study the  feasibility  of  establishing
  the state of Long Island

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings: Nassau and Suffolk counties  comprise
an  area  of  2,826 square miles, larger than the states of Rhode Island
and Delaware. The combined population  of  the  two  counties  is  2.832
million which is greater than the population of 17 states. For the years
2002-2004,  Long  Island  paid  8.124 billion dollars in state taxes yet
only 5.2 billion dollars was  returned  in  direct  local  aid,  tuition
assistance,  highway  aid, pension payments, lottery money, metropolitan
transportation authority subsidies and Medicaid payments. For many years
the question of forming the state of Long Island has been  discussed  in
public  and  academic forums. The issue should be investigated, a report
prepared and referendum held in Nassau and Suffolk counties so the citi-
zens may be heard.
  S 2. There is  hereby  established  a  Nassau  and  Suffolk  bi-county
commission  to study the feasibility of forming the state of Long Island
to consist of the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. Such commission  shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07185-02-6

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