senate Bill S2865

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to use of official seals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee

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    • Passed Assembly
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to local government
Jan 30, 2019 referred to local government


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S2865 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §404, County L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6616
2015-2016: S3897
2017-2018: S210

S2865 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to use of official seals.

S2865 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2865 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  JORDAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to use of official seals


  Section 1. Section 404 of the county law, as amended by chapter 961 of
the laws of 1966, is amended to read as follows:
  §  404. Official seals. The official seals of boards of supervisors of
the several counties, county seal, county treasurer's seal and the  seal
of  the  register  of  deeds  shall  continue  to be the official seals,
respectively, of such boards, county treasurer, surrogate  and  register
of  deeds and used as such, respectively, when authorized by law AND MAY
When  any  such  seal shall be lost, destroyed, or become unfit for use,
the board of supervisors of the county interested therein or not  having
such  seal, shall cause a new seal or seals to be made at the expense of
the county. A description of each  of  such  seals,  together  with  the
impressions  therefrom, shall be filed in the office of the county clerk
and in the office of the secretary of  state.  In  counties  having  two
county  seats, a duplicate of the county seal shall be procured and kept
at the county seat where the county clerk's office is not  situated,  at
some  place  to be designated by the county clerk and may be used by him
the same as at his office. In counties having but one  court  house  and
which  is located more than five miles from the county clerk's office, a
duplicate of the county seal shall be procured and kept  at  such  court
house  and  the  county  clerk may use the same at such court house. The
seal kept by the county clerk in each county, as prescribed in the judi-
ciary law, shall continue to be the seal of the county, and must be used
by him where he is required to use an official seal.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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