1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Municipal Home Rule
  4. Article 3: Procedure for Adoption of Local Laws; Referenda; Filing and Publication


Section 25 Propositions for the submission of local laws

Municipal Home Rule (MHR)

A proposition for the submission of a local law to the approval of the electors pursuant to this chapter shall contain the title of such local law. The clerk, with the advice of the corporation counsel, municipal attorney or other principal law officer shall prepare an abstract of such local law concisely stating the title, purpose and effect thereof, and forthwith shall transmit such proposition and such abstract to the election officers charged with the duty of publishing the notice of and furnishing the supplies for such election. A sufficient number of copies of such abstract shall be printed and made available at the time of registration or otherwise in advance of the election to such electors as desire them, and shall also be delivered with the other election supplies and distributed to the electors at the election. If there be more than one such proposition to be voted upon at such election, such propositions shall be separately and consecutively numbered.