senate Bill S162

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities 2 Committee

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Jan 04, 2023 referred to cities 2

S162 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Cities 2
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Gen City L; amd §7-700, Vil L; amd §261, Town L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S7574, A9246

S162 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S162 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S162 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 4, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities 2
 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

   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
 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

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


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