Bill S186-2011

Provides for notice to municipalities of proposed planning or zoning actions by county planning agency or regional planning council

Provides for notice to municipalities of proposed planning or zoning actions by a neighboring municipality; such notice to be given by the county planning agency or regional planning council having appropriate authority over the proposed action.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 13, 2011: referred to local governments
  • Jun 13, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 7, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 3, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 2, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.152
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Mar 2, 2011
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S186

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to notice of certain municipal actions

PURPOSE: This bill would require county planning agencies or in the absence of a county planning agency, regional planning councils to give notice of any proposed action to any municipality within the county which is within five hundred feet of the property being affected.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. - Amends Subdivision 2 of section 239-m of the general municipal law to require regional planning councils or county planning agencies to give notice to any municipality in the county that is within 500 feet of the proposed action.

Section 2. Is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Under current law only residents within the same municipality are needed to be notified of certain actions. It is only fair to surrounding communities that they get the same kind of reporting notification to insure that they are made aware of changes to the area in which they reside. This legislation would require a formal notice to any municipality which is within the standard 500 feet of the proposed action. It is good planning practice to advise neighboring affected communities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S4414 of 2003/2004: Referred to Senate Local Governments Committee S.24 of 2005/2006: Referred to Senate Local Governments Committee S.59 of 2007/2008: Referred to Senate Local Governments Committee S.318 of 2009/2010: Referred to Senate Local Governments Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 186 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to notice of certain municipal actions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 239-m of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 459 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: 2. Referral of proposed planning and zoning actions. In any city, town or village which is located in a county which has a county planning agency, or, in the absence of a county planning agency, which is located within the jurisdiction of a regional planning council duly created pursuant to the provisions of law, each referring body shall, before taking final action on proposed actions included in subdivision three of this section, refer the same to such county planning agency or regional planning council. SUCH AGENCY OR COUNCIL SHALL GIVE NOTICE OF THE PROPOSED ACTION TO ANY MUNICIPALITY WITHIN THE COUNTY WHICH IS WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF THE PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED ACTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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