Bill S4244-2013

Relates to the sale of bonds and notes of the city of Buffalo

Relates to the sale of bonds and notes of the city of Buffalo.



  • Jun 30, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.86
  • Jun 5, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 5, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 5, 2013: home rule request
  • Jun 5, 2013: ordered to third reading cal.473
  • Jun 5, 2013: substituted for a5897
  • Jun 4, 2013: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 4, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 4, 2013: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • May 1, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.492




VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Apr 30, 2013
Ayes (8): Martins, Boyle, Marchione, Ritchie, Valesky, Gipson, Latimer, O'Brien
Ayes W/R (1): Ball



TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the local finance law, in relation to the sale of bonds and notes of the city of Buffalo

PURPOSE: This bill extends authorization for the private sale of bonds and notes of the City of Buffalo.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: § 1- Amends § 54.30 of the Local Finance Law to extend the provisions of this section from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. This is simply a one year extender of existing law to allow the City of Buffalo to sell its bonds at private sale.

§ 2- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The present law, which expires on June 30, 2013, has given the City of Buffalo a valuable tool to provide expeditious funds for projects which require immediate attention. Since this law has already proven its usefulness, an extension of one year would provide the City with enough financial flexibility to encounter any further needs in that time frame. This bill incorporates, by reference, the newly created Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Chapter 128 of the Laws of 2010 (A.9951/S.6862); Chapter 78 of the Laws of 2009 (A.6296/S.4916); Chapter 116 of the Laws of 2008 (A.9878/S.6739); Chapter 38 of 2007; Chapter 79 of 2006; Chapter 69 of 2005; Chapter 122 of 2004; Chapter 108 of 2003; Chapter 115 of 2002; Chapter 118 of 2001; Chapter 90 of 2000; Chapter 406 of 1999; Chapter 111 of 1998; Chapter 32 of 1997; Chapter 100 of 1996. This bill has been continually extended since 1984.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to New York State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4244 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 15, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the local finance law, in relation to the sale of bonds and notes of the city of Buffalo THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 54.30 of the local finance law, as amended by chap- ter 78 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: S 54.30 Costs of sales; bonds and notes of the city of Buffalo. Subject to the provisions of chapter one hundred twenty-two of the laws of two thousand three creating the Buffalo fiscal stability authority, to facilitate the marketing of any issue of serial bonds or notes of the city of Buffalo issued on or before June thirtieth, two thousand [thir- teen] FOURTEEN, such city may, notwithstanding any limitations on private sales of bonds provided by law, and subject to approval by the state comptroller of the terms and conditions of such sale: (a) arrange for the underwriting of its bonds or notes at private sale through nego- tiated agreement, compensation for such underwriting to be provided by negotiated fee or by sale of such bonds or notes to an underwriter at a price of less than the sum of par value of, and the accrued interest on, such obligations; or (b) arrange for the private sale of its bonds or notes through negotiated agreement, compensation for such sales to be provided by negotiated fee, if required. The cost of such underwriting or private placement shall be deemed a preliminary cost for purposes of section 11.00 of this article. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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