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Municipal Home Rule
AN ACT to provide a municipal home rule law, constituting chapter

thirty-six-a of the consolidated laws

Became a law April 30, 1963, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed, on message of necessity, pursuant to article III, section 14 of
the Constitution, by a majority vote, three-fifths being present

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

Article 1. Short title; definitions. (§ § 1-2)

2. General powers of local governments to adopt and amend local

laws; restrictions. (§ § 10-11)

3. Procedure for adoption of local laws; referenda; filing and

publication. (§ § 20-28)

4. Powers of counties and cities to adopt charters. (§ § 30-38)

5. Requests of local governments for enactment of special laws

relating to their property, affairs or government. (§ 40)

6. Legislative intent; construction; effective date. (§ § 50-59)