Bill S2131-2011

Authorizes Bay Park fire district to refund and pay a portion of the existing funds in its capital reserve account to the taxpayers of the district

Authorizes Bay Park fire district to refund and pay a portion of the existing funds in its capital reserve account to the taxpayers of the district.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 8, 2011: SIGNED CHAP.48
  • May 27, 2011: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • May 23, 2011: returned to senate
  • May 23, 2011: passed assembly
  • May 23, 2011: ordered to third reading cal.373
  • May 23, 2011: substituted for a2402
  • Apr 12, 2011: referred to ways and means
  • Apr 12, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 12, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 7, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 3, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 2, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.157
  • Jan 18, 2011: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

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

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2131

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the Bay Park fire district to refund and pay a portion of the existing funds in its capital reserve account to the taxpayers of the district

PURPOSE: This measure seeks to allow the Bay Park Fire District to refund and pay a portion of the existing funds in its capital reserve account to the taxpayers of the district.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: See Bill.

JUSTIFICATION: The Bay Park Fire District serves the Bay Park and Hewlett Point communities in the South Shore of Nassau County through a contract with the Village of East Rockaway. In the 1970s the commissioners aspired to become their own fire department and therefore established and funded a capital reserve account in order to do so. Over the years the fund has grown to approximately $200,000. Within the last few years the fire district decided to terminate the pursuit of an autonomous fire district. Despite a desire by the Board of Commissioners to return these funds to the local taxpayers either through a direct refund or reduced taxes, state law currently prohibits such actions. This measure would allow only the Bay Park Fire District to reimburse local taxpayers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.7185/A.9116 Referred to Local Government/Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2131 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT in relation to authorizing the Bay Park fire district to refund and pay a portion of the existing funds in its capital reserve account to the taxpayers of the district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions set forth in section 6-g of the general municipal law, the Bay Park fire district in the town of Hempstead, county of Nassau, is hereby authorized to transfer any unex- pended funds contained in the district's existing capital reserve fund; to any fund legally established by such district including, but not limited to its general fund in order to provide property tax relief to the property owners of the district. S 2. Such transfer shall be of an amount to be determined by resol- ution of the board of fire commissioners of the district. S 3. This authorization shall apply only to funds placed in the district's capital reserve account prior to the effective date of this act, and any interest thereon. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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