Bill S5352-2013

Authorizes the town of Bedford in Westchester county to apply revenue received from any cemetery by the town to help defray the costs of any other cemetery owned by the town

Authorizes the town of Bedford in Westchester county to apply revenue received from any cemetery by the town to help defray the costs of any other cemetery owned by the town of Bedford.

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Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jun 21, 2013: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 10, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 5, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 4, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.1073
  • May 16, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Jun 4, 2013
Ayes (9): Martins, Ball, Boyle, Marchione, Ritchie, Valesky, Gipson, Latimer, O'Brien

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5352

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the town of Bedford in Westchester county to apply revenue received from any one municipally-owned town cemetery to help defray the costs of improvements made to any other municipally-owned town cemetery

PURPOSE: This bill authorizes the town of Bedford in Westchester county to apply revenue received from any one municipally-owned town cemetery to another municipally-owned town cemetery.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Notwithstanding article 15 of the not-for-profit corporation law or any other law to the contrary, the town of Bedford in the county of Westchester is hereby authorized to apply any revenue received from any one cemetery owned by the town of Bedford to help defray the cost of improvements made to any other public cemetery owned by the town of Bedford,

JUSTIFICATION: Cemeteries around the state are finding themselves in disrepair with no funding to address this issue. Cemeteries serve a very important (although seldom thought of) function in our society. They help to preserve the history of many communities throughout our state and around our great country. Some are large like Arlington National Cemetery and some are much smaller like Bedford Cemetery. Big or small they are all important and play a part in everyone's life. They are a place of solace. They are a place of remembrance. Finally, they are a place that we all go to when we wish to visit our loved ones that have already passed. This is an important piece of legislation and recognizes the importance that revenue plays in preserving our cemeteries.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5352 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 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 authorize the town of Bedford in Westchester county to apply revenue received from any one municipally-owned town cemetery to help defray the costs of improvements made to any other municipally-owned town cemetery THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding article 15 of the not-for-profit corpo- ration law or any other law to the contrary, the town of Bedford in the county of Westchester is hereby authorized to apply any revenue received from any one cemetery owned by the town of Bedford to help defray the costs of improvements made to any other public cemetery owned by the town of Bedford. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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