Bill S2636-2013

Requires the secretary of state to publish local laws on the department of state website and as a supplement to the session laws; repealer

Requires the secretary of state to publish local laws on the department of state website and as a supplement to the session laws.

Details

Actions

  • Sep 27, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.383
  • Sep 17, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 21, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 21, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 21, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.613
  • Jun 21, 2013: substituted for a937
  • Jun 12, 2013: referred to local governments
  • Jun 12, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 12, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1298
  • Jun 12, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 23, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 12, 2013
Ayes (21): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Larkin, LaValle, Maziarz, Seward, Valesky, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Montgomery, Parker, Espaillat, Gianaris
Ayes W/R (2): Hannon, Nozzolio
Nays (1): Marcellino
Excused (1): Perkins

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2636

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the municipal home rule law, in relation to enhancing the current system of local law publication; and to repeal subdivision 5 of section 27 of such law relating to local law publication

PURPOSE: This bill would require the Secretary of State to publish local laws and codes enacted by counties on the Department of State's official website free-of-charge.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill would repeal the current Subdivision 5 of Section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law and add a new Subdivision 5 to Section 27. The current Subdivision 5 requires the Secretary of State to publish all local laws enacted by all counties in the state in a bound volume. The new Subdivision 5 would add a requirement that these local laws also be published on the Department of State website as individual local laws and in the form of a complete codification of all such local laws. Counties are already required under Subdivision 1 of the existing 27 to provide their local laws to the Secretary of State within 20 days of enactment. The new Subdivision 5 enables the Secretary of State to specify the format and manner counties shall provide the laws, to facilitate the new publication requirement.

Section 2 of the bill specifies the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Residents, businesses, visitors, researchers, students, advocates, and many others have an interest in knowing what laws might apply in different parts of the State. In part for this reason, counties are required by current law to submit their laws to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of State is, in turn, required to publish the local laws annually, in a bound volume. This legislation would adapt these publication requirements to increase access to these laws and to take advantage of the efficiency of the internet as a means of distributing information.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.1092/A.3692 - Referred to Local Government 2009-10: S.4289A/A.441A - Referred to Local Government 2008-09: S.4249/A.11403 - Referred to Local Government.

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2636 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. PARKER, KLEIN, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the municipal home rule law, in relation to enhancing the current system of local law publication; and to repeal subdivision 5 of section 27 of such law relating to local law publication THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 27 of the municipal home rule law is REPEALED and a new subdivision 5 is added to read as follows: 5. THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL PUBLISH ANNUALLY LOCAL LAWS ON THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE WEBSITE AND IN A SEPARATE VOLUME AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE SESSION LAWS, AND SHALL PUBLISH AT LEAST ANNUALLY ON THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE WEBSITE A COMPLETE CODIFICATION OF ALL LOCAL LAWS IN EFFECT THAT HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF EACH COUNTY. THE CLERK, OR OTHER OFFICER DESIGNATED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF EACH COUN- TY, SHALL PROVIDE LOCAL LAWS TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN A MANNER SPEC- IFIED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO FACILITATE THE PUBLICATION REQUIRE- MENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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