Bill S6606-2011

Permits the county of Erie to market serial bonds at private sale through June 30, 2013

Permits the county of Erie to market serial bonds at private sale through June 30, 2013.



  • Jun 29, 2012: SIGNED CHAP.80
  • Jun 11, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jun 11, 2012: passed assembly
  • Jun 11, 2012: home rule request
  • Jun 11, 2012: ordered to third reading rules cal.113
  • Jun 11, 2012: substituted for a9355
  • May 21, 2012: referred to local governments
  • May 21, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • May 21, 2012: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Mar 15, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 14, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.361




VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Mar 14, 2012
Ayes (6): Martins, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Klein
Ayes W/R (1): Ball
Excused (1): Oppenheimer



TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the local finance law, in relation to the sale of municipal obligations by the county of Erie

PURPOSE: To provide Erie County with sufficient flexibility in its bond sales to maximize its return on bonds sold.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: § 1- Amends Section 54.50 of the Local Finance Law to permit the County of Erie to market serial bonds at private sale through June 30, 2013.

§ 2- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Recent swings in the stock market and confusion and uncertainty in the credit market mandate the need for greater flexibility in the marketing of bonds. In competitive sales the date of bidding is determined once the first advertisement is made, unless the sale is withdrawn and a new one advertised. In negotiated sales, the timing of sales is announced as an objective, but the date of the sale can be changed as required. This flexibility allows the County of Erie to adjust Coupon rates, maturities and general conditions of the sales to ensure a more successful sale of the instruments.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011: A.4215/S.2787 - Chapter 63 2010: Chapter 127 2009: Chapter 39 2008: Chapter 80 2007: Chapter 87 2006: Chapter 123 2005: Chapter 113 2004: Chapter 115 2003: Chapter 405 2002: Chapter 98 2001: Chapter 57 2000: Chapter 96 1999: Chapter 406 1998: Chapter 139 1997: Chapter 148 1996: Chapter 119

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Produces lower interest rates for the County of Erie in negotiating the sale of their bonds.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6606 IN SENATE March 2, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 munic- ipal obligations by the county of Erie THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 54.50 of the local finance law, as amended by chap- ter 63 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 54.50 Costs of sales; county of Erie. To facilitate the marketing of any issue of serial bonds or notes of the county of Erie issued on or before June thirtieth, two thousand [twelve] THIRTEEN such county 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 negotiated 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 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 negoti- ated 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 chapter. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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