senate Bill S5160B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides no county shall supersede any state law which relates to the division of any county into districts for the purpose of apportionment

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Current Bill Status Via A229 - Delivered to Governor


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 22, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1448
substituted for s5160b
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a229c
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1448
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 25, 2021 print number 5160b
May 25, 2021 amend and recommit to local government
May 21, 2021 print number 5160a
May 21, 2021 amend and recommit to local government
Feb 25, 2021 referred to local government

Co-Sponsors

S5160 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A229
Law Section:
Municipal Home Rule Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§34 & 10, Munic Home R L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A782
2011-2012: A142
2013-2014: A501
2015-2016: A1408
2017-2018: A446
2019-2020: A426

S5160 - Summary

Provides that any plan of districting or redistricting 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; provides for standards to be followed for such plan.

S5160 - Sponsor Memo

S5160 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5160
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 25, 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 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.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY PLAN OF APPOR-
 TIONMENT 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 REAPPOR-
 TIONMENT 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. DISTRICTS SHALL BE AS NEARLY EQUAL IN POPULATION AS IS PRACTICABLE;
 THE DIFFERENCE IN POPULATION BETWEEN MOST AND  LEAST  POPULOUS  DISTRICT
 SHALL  NOT  EXCEED FOUR PERCENT OF THE MEAN POPULATION OF ALL DISTRICTS;
 AND
   B. DISTRICTS SHALL NOT BE DRAWN WITH THE INTENT OR RESULT  OF  DENYING
 OR ABRIDGING THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OF RACIAL OR LANGUAGE MINORITY GROUPS
 TO  PARTICIPATE IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS OR TO DIMINISH THEIR ABILITY TO
 ELECT REPRESENTATIVES OF THEIR CHOICE; AND
   C. TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, NO VILLAGES OR CITIES OR TOWNS EXCEPT THOSE
 HAVING MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED TEN  PERCENT  OF  A  FULL  RATIO  FOR  EACH
 DISTRICT, SHALL BE DIVIDED; AND
   D. DISTRICTS SHALL BE COMPACT AND CONSIST OF CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01955-04-1

Co-Sponsors

S5160A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A229
Law Section:
Municipal Home Rule Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§34 & 10, Munic Home R L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A782
2011-2012: A142
2013-2014: A501
2015-2016: A1408
2017-2018: A446
2019-2020: A426

S5160A - Summary

Provides that any plan of districting or redistricting 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; provides for standards to be followed for such plan.

S5160A - Sponsor Memo

S5160A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5160--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SKOUFIS, GAUGHRAN, KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, THOMAS -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee  on  Local Government -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  LOCAL  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ANY  PLAN OF
 DISTRICTING OR REDISTRICTING 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 HEREIN SET FORTH, TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE:
   A.  IF SUCH PLAN OF DISTRICTING OR REDISTRICTING INCLUDES ONLY SINGLE-
 MEMBER DISTRICTS, SUCH DISTRICTS SHALL BE AS NEARLY EQUAL IN  POPULATION
 AS  IS  PRACTICABLE;  THE  DIFFERENCE IN POPULATION BETWEEN THE MOST AND
 LEAST POPULOUS DISTRICT SHALL NOT EXCEED FIVE PERCENT OF THE MEAN  POPU-
 LATION  OF  ALL  DISTRICTS. IF SUCH PLAN OF DISTRICTING OR REDISTRICTING
 INCLUDES MULTI-MEMBER DISTRICTS, THE PLAN  SHALL  PROVIDE  SUBSTANTIALLY
 EQUAL  WEIGHT  FOR  THE  POPULATION  OF THAT COUNTY IN THE ALLOCATION OF
 REPRESENTATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF THAT COUNTY; AND
   B. DISTRICTS SHALL NOT BE DRAWN WITH THE INTENT OR RESULT  OF  DENYING
 OR ABRIDGING THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OF RACIAL OR LANGUAGE MINORITY GROUPS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01955-12-1

Co-Sponsors

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S5160B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A229
Law Section:
Municipal Home Rule Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§34 & 10, Munic Home R L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A782
2011-2012: A142
2013-2014: A501
2015-2016: A1408
2017-2018: A446
2019-2020: A426

S5160B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that any plan of districting or redistricting 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; provides for standards to be followed for such plan.

S5160B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5160B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5160--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SKOUFIS, GAUGHRAN, BROOKS, KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, THOMAS
   -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
   the Committee  on  Local  Government  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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. NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  LOCAL  LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  ANY  PLAN  OF
 DISTRICTING  OR  REDISTRICTING  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 HEREIN SET FORTH, TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE:
   A. IF SUCH PLAN OF DISTRICTING OR REDISTRICTING INCLUDES ONLY  SINGLE-
 MEMBER  DISTRICTS, SUCH DISTRICTS SHALL BE AS NEARLY EQUAL IN POPULATION
 AS IS PRACTICABLE; THE DIFFERENCE IN POPULATION  BETWEEN  THE  MOST  AND
 LEAST  POPULOUS DISTRICT SHALL NOT EXCEED FIVE PERCENT OF THE MEAN POPU-
 LATION OF ALL DISTRICTS. IF SUCH PLAN OF  DISTRICTING  OR  REDISTRICTING
 INCLUDES  MULTI-MEMBER  DISTRICTS,  THE PLAN SHALL PROVIDE SUBSTANTIALLY
 EQUAL WEIGHT FOR THE POPULATION OF THAT  COUNTY  IN  THE  ALLOCATION  OF
 REPRESENTATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF THAT COUNTY; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01955-14-1

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