Provides for the designation of hamlets upon the consolidation of 2 or more towns within the same county.
BILL NUMBER: S269
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the town law, in relation to authorizing the designation of hamlets upon consolidation of two or more towns
PURPOSE : To allow for the preservation of a community's identity when two local governments merge.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-b of the town law to define hamlet as a geographic designation within a new town which identifies the boundaries of one or more former towns which consolidated to form the new town
Section 2 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-d of the town law to allow the town boards of the several towns in the same county to include the designation of hamlets in a proposition for consolidation
Section 3 - adds a new subdivision to section 79-e of the town law law to add the designation of hamlets within the new town and boundaries of such hamlet
Section 4 - contains the effective date
JUSTIFICATION : When local governments decide to share services and/or merge, a common concern is the loss of the community's identity. This legislation would allow a dissolved local government to retain its name while still becoming part of the new local government.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2008: S.1135 Local Government 2007: S.1135 Passed Senate 2005-06: S.724 Passed Senate 2004: S.6844 Local Government
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 269 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 7, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to authorizing the designation of hamlets upon consolidation of two or more towns THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 79-b of the town law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows: 5. HAMLET. A GEOGRAPHIC DESIGNATION WITHIN A NEW TOWN WHICH IDENTIFIES THE BOUNDARIES OF ONE OR MORE FORMER TOWNS WHICH CONSOLIDATED TO FORM THE NEW TOWN. S 2. Section 79-d of the town law is amended by adding a new subdivi- sion 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. THE TOWN BOARDS OF THE SEVERAL TOWNS IN THE SAME COUNTY MAY INCLUDE THE DESIGNATION OF HAMLETS IN A PROPOSITION FOR CONSOLIDATION. S 3. Section 79-e of the town law is amended by adding a new subdivi- sion 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. THE DESIGNATION OF ANY HAMLETS WITHIN THE NEW TOWN AND THE BOUND- ARIES OF SUCH HAMLET; S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00256-01-9