Relates to volunteer membership of the Monsey fire district.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Espaillat, Huntley, Krueger
BILL NUMBER:S6306 REVISED 03/08/12
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the town law, in relation to the Monsey fire district in Rockland county
PURPOSE: To allow for the Monsey Fire District to be exempt from the requirement that no more than forty-five percent of the company's membership be of non-resident members.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds the Monsey Fire District of Rockland County as a fire company that is exempt from the requirement that no more than forty-five percent of its membership consist of non-resident members.
JUSTIFICATION: In this economic climate it is very difficult for some volunteer fire companies to recruit new members. Monsey Fire District is falling near this number. Because of the make-up of the district there are members who live just over the boarder that can respond to fire calls faster than members that live further out in this district. If the Monsey fire district is not exempt from this requirement it runs the risk of losing valuable members of their district. This requirement will be placing a hardship on the district and merits exempting the Monsey Fire District from this membership requirement.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: The act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6306 IN SENATE January 24, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the Monsey fire district in Rockland county THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 7 of section 176-b of the town law, as separately amended by section 3 of part EE of chapter 56 and chapters 114, 270 and 272 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (a) The membership of any volunteer firefighter shall not be continued pursuant to subdivision five of this section, and persons shall not be elected to membership pursuant to subdivision six of this section, if, by so doing, the percentage of such non-resident members in the fire company would exceed forty-five per centum of the actual membership of the fire company, provided however, that the provisions of this subdivi- sion shall not apply to the memberships of the Shelter Island Heights fire district, the Cherry Grove fire district, the Fire Island Pines fire district, the Davis Park fire department, and the Cold Spring Harbor fire district in Suffolk county, the New Hampton fire district, the Mechanicstown fire district, the Pocatello fire district, the Wash- ington Heights fire district and the Good Will fire district in Orange county, the Jericho fire district, the Westbury fire district and the Roslyn Rescue Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1 in Nassau county, the Orangeburg fire district in Rockland county, the South Lockport Fire Company and the Terry's Corners volunteer fire company in Niagara Coun- ty, the Taunton fire district and the Onondaga Hill fire department in Onondaga county, the Town of Batavia fire department in Genesee County, the Schuyler Heights fire district, the Boght Community fire district and the Slingerlands fire district I in Albany county, the town of Providence fire district in Saratoga county, the River Road fire district, No. 3 and the Armor Volunteer Fire Company in Erie county, the Sir William Johnson Fire Company in Fulton county, the Fort Johnson Fire district in Montgomery county or the memberships of the Millwood fireEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14095-01-2 S. 6306 2
district, the Purchase Fire District, the North Castle South Fire District, No. 1 in Westchester county, the Thornwood fire company, No. 1 in Westchester county
[and], the Rockland Lake fire district in Rockland county AND THE MONSEY FIRE DISTRICT IN ROCKLAND COUNTY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.