Bill S5352A-2013

Authorizes future cemetery fund transfers from one cemetery located in the town of Bedford to other cemeteries in the town of Bedford

Authorizes future cemetery fund transfers from one cemetery located in the town of Bedford to other cemeteries in the town of Bedford and legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms the transfer of cemetery funds made by the town board of the town of Bedford from one cemetery in the town of Bedford to other cemeteries within such town.

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Actions

  • Oct 9, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 16, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 16, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 16, 2014: home rule request
  • Jun 16, 2014: ordered to third reading rules cal.264
  • Jun 16, 2014: substituted for a7745a
  • Jun 3, 2014: referred to local governments
  • Jun 3, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 3, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 3, 2014: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • May 19, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 14, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 13, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.739
  • May 5, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 5352A
  • May 5, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 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

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - May 13, 2014
Ayes (9): Martins, Ball, Boyle, Marchione, Ritchie, Valesky, Gipson, Latimer, O'Brien

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5352A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize future cemetery fund transfers from one cemetery located in the town of Bedford to other cemeteries in the town of Bedford and to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm the transfer of cemetery funds made by the town board of the town of Bedford from one cemetery in the town of Bedford to other cemeteries within such town

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 authorizes the town of Bedford in the County of Westchester to apply any revenue received from Chichester cemetery owned by the town to help defray the cost of improvements made to any other public cemetery owned by the town of Bedford.

Section 2 legalizes, validates, ratifies and confirms the previous transfer of funds made by the Bedford town board from Chichester Cemetery to other Bedford owned cemeteries.

Section 3 sets the effective date.

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


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5352--A 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 -- recom- mitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to authorize future cemetery fund transfers from one cemetery located in the town of Bedford to other cemeteries in the town of Bedford and to legalize, validate, ratify and confirm the transfer of cemetery funds made by the town board of the town of Bedford from one cemetery in the town of Bedford to other cemeteries within such town THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding section 290 of the town law, the town of Bedford, in the county of Westchester, is hereby authorized to transfer funds received from the sale of burial plots in the Chichester Cemetery to any other municipally owned cemetery in the town for general mainte- nance and improvement to such cemeteries. Nothing in this act shall relieve the town of Bedford of its obligation to maintain the Chichester Cemetery. S 2. Notwithstanding section 290 of the town law, all proceedings and actions taken by the town board of the town of Bedford, in the county of Westchester, in relation to the transfer of $12,975 from the Chichester Cemetery fund to repair head stones in the Lake Marie, Buxton, Old Bury- ing Ground and Chichester Cemeteries, are hereby legalized, validated, ratified and confirmed. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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