Bill S4297-2013

Requires that a member of the Westchester county industrial development agency is a member of the governing body of Westchester county

Allows that the Westchester county governing body appoint an additional member of the Westchester county industrial development agency.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Mar 20, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S4297

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to allowing the governing body of Westchester county to appoint a member of the Westchester county industrial development agency

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To allow the presiding officer of the Westchester County Legislature to appoint a member of the Westchester County Industrial Development agency, subject to confirmation of such governing body.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Section 923-a of the general municipal law as amended by Chapter 564 of the laws of 1983 to change the number of members of the Westchester County Industrial Board to eight members and allows that one member shall be appointed by the presiding officer of the governing body of the county of Westchester, subject to confirmation by its governing body, who may be a member of such governing body. The member appointed shall be a no-voting member.

Section two, of the bill is the effective data.

JUSTIFICATION:

This measure provides for greater oversight and accountability of economic development projects and initiatives of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency by having a member appointed by the elected County Legislature serve on the IDA board.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011- S.4304-B Died-Local Government

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4297 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 20, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 allowing the governing body of Westchester county to appoint a member of the West- chester county industrial development agency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 923-a of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 564 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows: S 923-a. County of Westchester industrial development agency. For the benefit of the county of Westchester and the inhabitants thereof, an industrial development agency, to be known as the COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, is hereby established for the accomplish- ment of any or all of the purposes specified in title one of article eighteen-A of this chapter. 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 article eighteen-A of this chapter upon industrial development agencies 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 county of Westchester and such agency shall take into consideration the local zoning and planning regu- lations as well as regional and local land use plans. The agency shall not use its funds to commence any project unless (i) at least thirty days' prior notice of such project shall have been given to each local municipality in which a part or parts of the project is, or is to be, located and (ii) no objection, by resolution of the governing body of such municipality, shall have been made and delivered to the agency within such thirty days. Notwithstanding the provisions of the next preceding sentence, in the case of a project which is, or is to be, located within a village within the county of Westchester, notice to
such village shall be sufficient as to any part or parts of the project within the village and no other notice shall be required to be given to any other municipality in which such village is located with respect thereto. It shall be organized in a manner prescribed by and be subject to the provisions of title one of article eighteen-A of this chapter and shall consist of [seven] EIGHT members. Its members shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of the county of Westchester, subject to confirmation by its governing body, EXCEPT THAT ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY ITS GOVERNING BODY, WHO MAY BE A MEMBER OF SUCH GOVERNING BODY. THE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE PRESID- ING OFFICER SHALL BE A NON-VOTING MEMBER. The agency, its members, offi- cers and employees, and its operations and activities shall in all respects be governed by the provisions of title one of article eigh- teen-A of this chapter. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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