Relates to designating the seal of the county of Cortland for use by the county clerk and the supreme court and county court of such county to execute official documents.
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BILL NUMBER: S178
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the seal of Cortland county and of the county clerk, supreme court and county court
PURPOSE : To include provisions in law for the description of the official seal of Cortland County.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Amends the Judiciary Law by adding a new section 30-f in relation to the seal of Cortland County, the county clerk and the supreme and county court.
JUSTIFICATION : The Cortland County emblem which is depicted in the stained glass dome of the Cortland County Courthouse, the brass doorknobs of the courthouse and much of the county's stationary more closely represents Cortland County than the current seal used by the county clerk. The current seal has become worn, unrecognizable and needs to be replaced. No original of this seal exists and Cortland County would like to officially adopt a new seal which is commonly recognized and used throughout the county as a logo.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 178 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 7, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to the seal of Cortland county and of the county clerk, supreme court and county court THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The judiciary law is amended by adding a new section 30-f to read as follows: S 30-F. SEAL OF CORTLAND COUNTY AND OF THE COUNTY CLERK, THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COUNTY COURT IN SAID COUNTY. 1. THE COUNTY OF CORTLAND, THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAID COUNTY AND THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COUNTY COURT THEREIN SHALL HAVE AND USE THE FOLLOWING SEAL: DESCRIPTION OF SEAL THE SEAL SHALL BE APPROXIMATELY 2 1/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER. THE OUTER BORDER SHALL CONSIST OF INVERTED SCALLOPS WITH AN INNER SMOOTH CIRCLE BORDER. ALONG THE UPPER OUTSIDE OF THE CIRCLE SHALL BE THE INSCRIPTION IN CAPITAL BLOCK LETTERING "SEAL OF CORTLAND COUNTY, N.Y." ALONG THE LOWER OUTSIDE OF THE CIRCLE SHALL BE THE INSCRIPTION IN CAPITAL BLOCK LETTERING "A.D. 1808." THE CENTER SHALL CONSIST OF A SHIELD TOPPED BY AN EAGLE AND WREATH OF LAURELS. THE SHIELD SHALL FEATURE 13 STARS IN A FIELD OF BLUE, ABOVE A RED AND WHITE STRIPED BASE. THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SEAL SHALL CONSIST OF A MAN WITH A SHEAF OF WHEAT. THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SEAL SHALL CONSIST OF A MAN WITH A HAMMER AND WHEEL, WITH A FACTORY BEHIND. BOTH MEN SHALL HAVE HANDS RESTING ON THE CENTER SHIELD. THE FOREGROUND OF THE SEAL, AT THE BASE OF THE SHIELD SHALL CONSIST OF A MOUND OF CORTLAND APPLES. 2. THE COUNTY CLERK OF CORTLAND COUNTY SHALL CAUSE THE DESIGN OF SAID SEAL (IN BLACK AND WHITE) TO BE ENGRAVED UPON METAL. FROM TIME TO TIME THE COUNTY CLERK SHALL OBTAIN AND MAKE AVAILABLE, AND KEEP IN GOOD ORDER AND REPAIR AS MANY OF SUCH ENGRAVED METAL SEALS AS MAY BE NECESSARY FOREXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03255-01-9 S. 178 2
THE PROPER PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE AND OF THE DUTIES OF THE CLERKS AND OFFICERS IN THE SUPREME AND COUNTY COURTS AUTHORIZED TO USE SAID SEAL. ALL THE EXPENSE INCURRED BY THE COUNTY CLERK INCIDENT TO SAID SEAL SHALL BE A COUNTY CHARGE AGAINST THE COUNTY OF CORTLAND. 3. SUCH SEAL SHALL BE USED AND AFFIXED ONLY: (A) BY THE COUNTY CLERK OF CORTLAND COUNTY OR BY ANY DEPUTY OR CLERK DULY AUTHORIZED BY THEM; (B) BY ANY JUDICIAL CLERK OF THE SUPREME OR COUNTY COURT RESIDENT IN CORTLAND COUNTY, DULY AUTHORIZED BY SAID COUNTY CLERK; AND (C) ANY COUNTY OFFICER OR OTHER PERSON AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO EXECUTE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY. 4. THE USE OF SAID SEAL OR OF ANY REPLICA OR SIMULATION THEREOF, IN FORM OR SUBSTANCE, BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON OR FOR ANY WRONGFUL PURPOSE, IS PROHIBITED. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS PROHIBITION SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A MISDEMEANOR AND PUNISHABLE AS SUCH. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.