Provides that the position of public health director in the county of Herkimer may be held by a person residing in an adjoining county.
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Ball
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to residency requirements for public health director in the county of Herkimer
PURPOSE: To authorize Herkimer County to consider candidates for the position of public health director for Herkimer County from outside the county
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds a new section to the public officers law granting Herkimer County the option of choosing a county public health director from candidates either within or outside of, and adjacent to, Herkimer County.
EXISTING LAW: Current state law requires that the county public health director be a resident of the county.
JUSTIFICATION: The measure is a home rule request from the Herkimer County Legislature that it be permitted to consider candidates for a county office from outside the county. The county is seeking to hire the most qualified candidate, and allowing the legislature to hire from adjoining counties broadens the opportunity to hire a superior candidate.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state. None to the locality
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3949 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 28, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. SEWARD, FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to residency requirements for public health director in the county of Herkimer THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a new subdivision 60 to read as follows: 60. IN THE COUNTY OF HERKIMER, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION REQUIR- ING 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 PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR OF THE COUNTY OF HERKIMER, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON RESIDES IN A COUNTY ADJOINING HERKIMER COUNTY WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09251-02-3