Establishes the city of White Plains industrial development agency and provides for its functions, powers, and duties.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the establishment of the White Plains industrial development agency
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishes the City of White Plains industrial development agency and provides for its functions, powers, and duties.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 902-d to the General Municipal Law, creating the City of White Plains Industrial Development Agency. This section further provides that the powers of the IDA with respect to the acquisition of real property by purchase will be limited to the corporate limits of the City of White Plains.
EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: Municipalities may not form IDAs unless specifically authorized by the General Municipal Law. Currently, more than fifty local governments in New York State have authorized IDAs under the General Municipal Law.
JUSTIFICATION: Industrial Development Agencies in New York State are created to promote the economic welfare and prosperity of the inhabitants of a municipality or county. Farther it is their function to actively attract and encourage development in the area in question. This legislation establishes the formation of an Industrial Development Agency in the City of White Plains. The City has requested this legislation in an effort to promote economic and recreational opportunities for its residents.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.143, 2011 and 2012 referred to local governments. Same as S.3797, 2011 committed to rules; 2012 referred to local government. A.1021, 2009 and 2010 referred to local governments. A.7205, 2007 and 2008 referred to local governments. A.1774, 2005-06 referred to local governments. A.2205, 2004 referred to local governments.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state, possible administrative costs to the City of White Plains which should be offset by the increased economic development.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate, with provisions.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3717 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 12, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LATIMER -- 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 the establish- ment of the White Plains industrial development agency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 902-d to read as follows: S 902-D. CITY OF WHITE PLAINS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF, AN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, TO BE KNOWN AS THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED FOR THE ACCOMPLISH- MENT OF ANY OR ALL OF THE PURPOSES SPECIFIED IN TITLE ONE OF THIS ARTI- CLE. IT SHALL CONSTITUTE A BODY CORPORATE AND POLITIC, AND BE PERPETUAL IN DURATION. IT SHALL HAVE THE POWERS AND DUTIES NOW OR HEREAFTER CONFERRED BY TITLE ONE OF THIS ARTICLE UPON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGEN- CIES, EXCEPT THAT THE AGENCY'S POWER OF CONDEMNATION SHALL NOT BE EXER- CISED WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY, AND PROVIDED THAT THE EXERCISE OF THE POWERS BY SUCH AGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY, WHETHER BY PURCHASE, CONDEMNATION OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS, AND SUCH AGENCY SHALL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE LOCAL ZONING AND PLANNING REGULATIONS AS WELL AS THE REGIONAL AND LOCAL COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLANS. IT SHALL BE ORGANIZED IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY AND BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, EXCEPT THAT THE MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR OF SAID CITY, SUBJECT TO CONFIR- MATION BY ITS GOVERNING BODY, AND SHALL SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE MAYOR. THE MAYOR SHALL DESIGNATE THE CHAIR, WHO SHALL SERVE AT THE PLEA- SURE OF THE MAYOR. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, THE AGENCY, ITS MEMBERS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES AND ITS OPERATIONS ANDEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04481-01-3 S. 3717 2
ACTIVITIES SHALL IN ALL RESPECTS BE GOVERNED BY THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE ONE OF THIS ARTICLE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the secre- tary of state or his or her appointed designee shall notify the legisla- tive bill drafting commission as to whether or not the office of the secretary of state has timely received the certificate required to be filed pursuant to section 856 of the general municipal law in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 70-b of the public officers law; and provided further that upon receiving notification from the secretary of state that such certificate has not been so timely filed, this act shall be deemed repealed on the thirtieth day after the legislative bill drafting commission has received such notification of failure to timely file such certificate.