S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
May 1, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. BLANKENBUSH -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Local Governments -- committee discharged, bill amended,
ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the town law and the public officers law, in relation to
authorizing the town justice of the town of Lewis in Lewis County to
be a nonresident of the town of Lewis under certain circumstances
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 23 of the town law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 29 to read as follows:
29. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION,
IN THE TOWN OF LEWIS, LEWIS COUNTY, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTION
OF TOWN JUSTICE, NEED NOT BE AN ELECTOR OF SUCH TOWN. PROVIDED, HOWEV-
ER, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTION OF TOWN JUSTICE IN ANY OTHER TOWN
SHALL BE AN ELECTOR OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY AN ACT OF
THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
S 2. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 64 to read as follows:
64. IN THE TOWN OF LEWIS, LEWIS COUNTY, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
REQUIRING A PERSON TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE FOR WHICH HE OR SHE SHALL BE CHOSEN
OR WITHIN WHICH HIS OR HER OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE EXER-
CISED, SHALL NOT PREVENT A PERSON FROM HOLDING THE OFFICE OF TOWN
JUSTICE OF THE TOWN OF LEWIS; PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON RESIDES IN A
TOWN WHICH ADJOINS SUCH TOWN AND WHICH IS IN THE COUNTY OF LEWIS.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTION OF TOWN JUSTICE IN
ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS OTHERWISE
PROVIDED BY LAW.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.