assembly Bill A9246

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Limits the authority of cities, villages and towns to impose certain zoning requirements

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Feb 09, 2022 referred to local governments

A9246 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7574
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Gen City L; amd §7-700, Vil L; amd §261, Town L

A9246 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Limits the authority of cities, villages and towns to impose certain zoning requirements.

A9246 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9246
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. KELLES -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Local Governments
 
 AN  ACT to amend the general city law, the village law and the town law,
   in relation to limiting a municipality's authority to  impose  certain
   zoning requirements
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 24 of section 20 of the general  city  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  742  of  the  laws  of 1979, is amended to read as
 follows:
   24. [To] (A) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,
 TO  regulate  and limit the height, bulk and location of buildings here-
 after erected, to regulate and determine the area of yards,  courts  and
 other  open  spaces,  and  to  regulate the density of population in any
 given area, and for said purposes to divide  the  city  into  districts.
 Such regulations shall be uniform for each class of buildings throughout
 any  district,  but  the regulations in one or more districts may differ
 from those in other districts. Such regulations  shall  be  designed  to
 secure  safety  from  fire,  flood  and other dangers and to promote the
 public health and welfare, including, so far as conditions  may  permit,
 provision for adequate light, air, convenience of access, and the accom-
 modation  of  solar  energy systems and equipment and access to sunlight
 necessary therefor, and shall be made  with  reasonable  regard  to  the
 character  of  buildings erected in each district, the value of land and
 the use to which it may be put, to the end  that  such  regulations  may
 promote public health, safety and welfare and the most desirable use for
 which  the land of each district may be adapted and may tend to conserve
 the value of buildings and enhance the  value  of  land  throughout  the
 city.
   (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO CITY
 SHALL:
   (I) ESTABLISH A MINIMUM LOT SIZE OF MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED
 SQUARE FEET;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13949-01-1