Bill S3933-2013

Provides that the town justice of the town of Piercefield, in the county of St. Lawrence, need not be a resident of such town

Provides that the town justice of the town of Piercefield, in the county of St. Lawrence, need not be a resident of such town; must be a resident of the county of St. Lawrence or an adjoining county within the state.

Details

Actions

  • Jul 12, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.145
  • Jul 2, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • May 1, 2013: returned to senate
  • May 1, 2013: passed assembly
  • May 1, 2013: ordered to third reading cal.221
  • May 1, 2013: substituted for a5670
  • Apr 24, 2013: referred to local governments
  • Apr 24, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 24, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 21, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 20, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 19, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.238
  • Feb 27, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Mar 19, 2013
Ayes (8): Martins, Boyle, Marchione, Ritchie, Valesky, Gipson, Latimer, O'Brien
Ayes W/R (1): Ball

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3933

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the town law and the public officers law, in relation to authorizing town justices in the town of Piercefield, in the county of St. Lawrence, to reside outside such town

PURPOSE: Provides that the town justice of the town of Piercefield, in the county of St. Lawrence, need not be a resident of such town.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 23 of the town law by adding a new subdivision 26 to allow the town justice of the town of Piercefield to not be an elector of such town.

Section 2 amends section 3 of the public officers law by adding a new subdivision to allow the town justice of the town of Piercefield to not be a resident of the town. Further the bill authorizes the person to be a resident of an adjoining county within the state of New York.

Section 3 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation will allow the town of Piercefield to select the most qualified person to be the town justice of the town of Piercefield, regardless of his or her residency status. Without this legislation the town of Piercefield would be limited to only being able to choose a town justice from within the town itself. This legislation has been requested by the town of Piercefield.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3933 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 27, 2013 ___________
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 and the public officers law, in relation to authorizing town justices in the town of Piercefield, in the county of St. Lawrence, to reside outside such town THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 23 of the town law is amended by adding a new subdivision 26 to read as follows: 26. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, IN THE TOWN OF PIERCEFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LAWRENCE, THE PERSONS PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF TOWN JUSTICE NEED NOT BE ELECTORS OF SUCH TOWN. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PERSONS PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF TOWN JUSTICE IN ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL BE ELECTORS OF SUCH TOWN UNLESS OTHER- WISE PROVIDED BY LAW. S 2. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a new subdivision 60 to read as follows: 60. IN THE TOWN OF PIERCEFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ST. LAWRENCE, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION REQUIRING A PERSON TO BE A RESIDENT OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE FOR WHICH HE OR SHE SHALL BE CHOSEN OR WITHIN WHICH HIS OR HER OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE EXERCISED, SHALL NOT PREVENT A PERSON FROM HOLDING THE OFFICE OF TOWN JUSTICE OF THE TOWN OF PIERCEFIELD, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON RESIDES IN ST. LAWRENCE OR AN ADJOINING COUNTY WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF TOWN JUSTICE IN ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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