|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 16, 2021||referred to local government|
senate Bill S1877
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1877 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1877 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1877 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the town law, in relation to requiring the appointment of assessors PURPOSE: To require towns to end the archaic practice of electing an individual to serve as town assessor SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the Town Law to remove assessors from the list of positions that are elected in towns of the second class Section 2: Provides that elected assessor who cannot be re-elected because of section one of this act may complete his or her current term as an elected assessor.
S1877 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1877 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 16, 2021 ___________ 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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