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Bill S6761-2011

Relates to the definition of consolidation for the consolidation in dissolution of local government

Relates to the definition of consolidation of local governmental entities; provides that alteration of village boundaries to be coterminus with a town shall require a showing to the secretary of state that there shall be a consolidation of services resulting in savings to taxpayers.

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Actions

  • May 16, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 19, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - May 16, 2012
Ayes (7): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
Ayes W/R (1): Ritchie

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6761

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the definition of consolidation for the consolidation in dissolution of local government

PURPOSE: To expand the definition of the term "consolidation" for purposes of the "citizen empowerment tax credit" and the "local government citizens re-organization empowerment grant program" to include the creation of a coterminous village and town government.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends subdivision 2 of section 750 of the general municipal law to include "the alteration of the borders of a village to be coterminous with a town" within the definition of the term "consolidation"

Section 2. Effective Date.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law does not include the creation of a coterminous village and town government within the definition of consolidation for the purpose of the "citizen empowerment tax credit" or the "local government citizens reorganization empowerment grant program." However, this form of consolidation is an option of consolidation of some services for some municipalities and should not be excluded from state benefits of consolidation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6761 IN SENATE March 19, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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 the definition of consolidation for the consolidation in dissolution of local govern- ment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 750 of the general municipal law, as added by chapter 74 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 2. "Consolidation" shall mean [either] (a) the combination of two or more local government entities resulting in the termination of the existence of each of the entities to be consolidated and the creation of a new entity which assumes jurisdiction over all of the terminated enti- ties[, or]; (b) the combination of two or more local government entities resulting in the termination of the existence of all but one of the entities which shall absorb the terminated entity or entities; OR (C) THE ALTERATION OF THE BORDERS OF A VILLAGE TO BE COTERMINOUS WITH A TOWN. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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