senate Bill S7389

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Replaces all instances of the words councilman or councilmen with the words council member or council members

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8272 - Signed by Governor

  • 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
Aug 17, 2022 signed chap.513
Aug 05, 2022 delivered to governor
May 18, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1162
substituted for s7389
May 18, 2022 substituted by a8272a
May 16, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2022 1st report cal.1162
Jan 05, 2022 referred to cities 2
Sep 20, 2021 referred to rules


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S7389 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Gen City L; amd §§88-a, 572, 581, 593, 616, 629, 654 & 680-c, Gen Muni L; amd §1120-c, Pub Auth L; amd §§298 & 310, RP L; amd Town L, generally; amd §§17-1703-a & 17-1708, Vil L

S7389 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Replaces all instances of the words councilman or councilmen with the words council member or council members.

S7389 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7389 (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
                            September 20, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the general city law, the  general  municipal  law,  the
   public  authorities  law,  the real property law, the town law and the
   village law, in relation to replacing all instances of the words coun-
   cilman or councilmen with the words council member or council members
   Section  1.  Section  3 of the general city law, as amended by chapter
 946 of the laws of 1964, is amended to read as follows:
   § 3. Members of common council; appointments to  other  city  offices.
 No member of the common council of any city shall, during the period for
 which  [he  was]  THEY  WERE  elected,  be  capable of holding under the
 appointment or election of the common council any office the  emoluments
 of  which  are  paid  from the city treasury, or paid by fees or compen-
 sation directed to be paid by any act or ordinance of the  common  coun-
 cil,  but  this section shall not affect the right to any fees or emolu-
 ments belonging to any office,  provided,  however,  that  in  any  city
 having  a  city manager or council-manager form of government in which a
 mayor and vice-mayor may be elected or appointed from the membership  of
 its  council,  such  mayor and vice-mayor may, in addition to the emolu-
 ments received as [councilman] COUNCIL MEMBER, receive compensation  for
 their  services from the city treasury as mayor and vice-mayor. An offi-
 cer of any city who violates any provision  of  this  section  shall  be
 guilty  of  a  misdemeanor  and on conviction thereof [his] THEIR office
 shall be vacant.
   § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 88-a of the general  municipal  law,  as
 separately  amended  by  chapters  166  and  603 of the laws of 1979, is
 amended to read as follows:
   2. In cities such board shall consist of the mayor, corporation  coun-
 sel  and  such  [councilmen] COUNCIL MEMBERS as may be designated by the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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