|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 23, 2021||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to local government|
senate Bill S971
Current Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S971 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Municipal Home Rule Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §34, Munic Home R L
- Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S971 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that any plan of apportionment relating to the division of a county, except a county wholly contained within a city, into districts for the purpose of apportionment or reapportionment of members of its local legislative body shall be subject to federal and state constitutional requirements; further provides for standards to be followed for such plan.
S971 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S971 SPONSOR: GAUGHRAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the municipal home rule law, in relation to the division of a county into districts for the apportionment of members of its local legislative body PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide that no county shall supersede any state law which relates to the division of any county into districts for the purposes of apportion- ment SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section 34 to the municipal home rule law by adding a new subdivision 4 which provides that any plan of apportionment adopted pursuant to a county charter or charter law relating to the division of any county, except a county wholly contained within a city,
S971 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 971 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GAUGHRAN, MAY, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the municipal home rule law, in relation to the division of a county into districts for the apportionment of members of its local legislative body THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 34 of the municipal home rule law is renumbered subdivision 5 and a new subdivision 4 is added to read as follows: 4. ANY PLAN OF APPORTIONMENT ADOPTED PURSUANT TO A COUNTY CHARTER OR CHARTER LAW RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF ANY COUNTY, EXCEPT A COUNTY WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN A CITY, INTO DISTRICTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE APPORTIONMENT OR REAPPORTIONMENT OF MEMBERS OF ITS LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO FEDERAL AND STATE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND SHALL COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS, WHICH SHALL HAVE PRIORITY IN THE ORDER SET FORTH IN THIS SUBDIVISION, TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE: A. THE PLAN SHALL PROVIDE SUBSTANTIALLY EQUAL WEIGHT FOR ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF THAT COUNTY IN THE ALLOCATION OF REPRESENTATION IN THE LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY. B. IN SUCH PLAN, NO TOWN EXCEPT A TOWN HAVING MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED TEN PERCENT OF A FULL RATIO FOR EACH REPRESENTATIVE, SHALL BE DIVIDED IN THE FORMATION OR REPRESENTATION AREAS. ADJACENT REPRESENTATION AREAS IN THE SAME TOWN OR CITY SHALL NOT CONTAIN A GREATER EXCESS IN POPULATION THAN FIVE PERCENT OF A FULL RATIO FOR EACH REPRESENTATIVE. C. THE PLAN SHALL PROVIDE SUBSTANTIALLY FAIR AND EFFECTIVE REPRESEN- TATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTY AS ORGANIZED IN POLITICAL PARTIES. D. REPRESENTATION AREAS SHALL BE OF CONVENIENT AND CONTIGUOUS TERRITO- RY IN AS COMPACT FORM AS PRACTICABLE. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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