senate Bill S1209

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Changes the date of the public hearing to discuss the contents of the proposed budget of fire, fire alarm, and fire protection districts

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 signed chap.278
Jul 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 01, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.183
substituted for a4979
Mar 01, 2021 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 01, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 26, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 25, 2021 1st report cal.161
Jan 08, 2021 referred to local government


S1209 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Town L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2936, A7717

S1209 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the date of the public hearing to discuss the contents of the proposed budget of fire, fire alarm, and fire protection districts to be held during the third week of October.

S1209 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1209 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 8, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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  the  date  of  the  public
   hearing  to  discuss the contents of the proposed budget of fire, fire
   alarm, and fire protection districts

   Section  1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 181 of the town
 law, as amended by chapter 555 of the laws of 2007, is amended  to  read
 as follows:
   (a)  The  board  of  commissioners  of each fire district shall hold a
 public hearing [on] DURING the third [Tuesday in]  WEEK  OF  October  to
 discuss  the  contents  of  the  proposed  budget.  The hearing shall be
 conducted and scheduled in a manner that maximizes participation. Notice
 of such public hearing shall be published at least once in the  official
 newspaper, or if no official newspaper has been designated, in any news-
 paper  having  general  circulation  in the district. At least five days
 shall elapse between the date of the first publication of the notice and
 the date specified for the hearing. The notice of  hearing  shall  state
 the  DATE,  time  [when]  and the place where the public hearing will be
 held, the purpose thereof and that a copy  of  the  proposed  budget  is
 available  at  the  office of the town clerk or clerks and fire district
 secretary where it may be inspected  by  any  interested  person  during
 office  hours. In the case of a fire district that maintains an internet
 website, the notice of hearing shall also state that the proposed budget
 is posted on the fire district's website. The town clerk or clerks shall
 cause a copy of the notice to be posted on the signboard of the town  or
 towns,  maintained pursuant to subdivision six of section thirty of this
 chapter, not later than five days before the  day  designated  for  such
 hearing.  The  notice  shall also be posted on the municipal and/or fire
 district website or websites, if one exists. At such hearing, any person
 may be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as compiled,  or
 for or against any item or items therein contained.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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