senate Bill S7257

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the appointment of town assessors

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Jan 14, 2020 referred to local government

S7257 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Town L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S7257 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes town assessors an appointed position statewide and ends elections for town assessors.

S7257 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7257 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2020

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

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to requiring  the  appointment
  of assessors


  Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (f) of subdivision 1 of  section  20  of
the  town  law,  paragraph  (b) as amended by chapter 688 of the laws of
2002 and paragraph (f) as amended by chapter 472 of the  laws  of  1984,
are amended to read as follows:
  (b)  Except  as  otherwise  provided  by law, every town of the second
class shall have a supervisor, two justices of the peace, two town coun-
cilmen, a town clerk, a town superintendent of  highways,  three  asses-
sors,  a  collector, and, if there be no town police department, as many
constables as the town board may determine necessary. In any  such  town
in  which a town police department has been established pursuant to law,
the town board may appoint not more than four civil officers  who  shall
possess  all  the  powers  and duties of constables in civil actions and
proceedings only, except that the town board of the  town  of  Southold,
county  of  Suffolk,  may  appoint four additional constables, who shall
possess all the powers and duties of constables in  civil  and  criminal
actions  and  proceedings,  solely  for  the  benefit  of Fishers Island
located in such town; provided, however, that nothing in this  paragraph
shall be deemed to authorize such constables to carry, repair or dispose
of  a  firearm  unless the appropriate license therefore has been issued
pursuant to section 400.00 of the penal law; and shall be paid no salary
by the town board but shall be entitled to collect  the  statutory  fees
allowed  by law in such civil actions and proceedings. Every town of the
second class may have in addition such other employees as the town board
may determine necessary for the proper conduct of  the  affairs  of  the
town.  The  supervisor,  justices  of  the  peace, town councilmen, town
clerk, town superintendent of highways[,  assessors]  and  collector  in
every  such town shall be elected. All other town officers and employees
in such a town shall be appointed by the town board, except as otherwise

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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