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Bill S6917-2011

Includes the trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of the towns of Southampton, East Hampton and Southold as municipal corporations for the purposes of section 72-h of the general municipal law

Includes the trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of the towns of Southampton, East Hampton and Southold as municipal corporations for the purposes of section 72-h of the general municipal law.

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Actions

  • Jun 12, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 11, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 6, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.1122
  • Apr 11, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Jun 6, 2012
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6917

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to including the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of Southampton, trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of East Hampton and the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of Southold as municipal corporations for the purposes of section 72-h of the general municipal law

PURPOSE: To include the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton, the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton and the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southold as municipal corporations for the purposes of Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Provides that for the purposes of Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law, the term "municipal corporation" shall include: (a) the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton; (b) the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton; and (c) the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southold.

Section 2. Effective Immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Typically, the County of Suffolk transfers land pursuant to Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law. This section states that land transfers only occur to municipal corporations, which through definition are limited to county, town and village government. While not a taxing jurisdiction, the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton, the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton and the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southold are clearly a form of local elected government and would greatly benefit from the ability to receive land at no cost from the County to be placed under their stewardship. This legislation would provide that for the purposes of Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law, the term "municipal corporation" shall include the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton, the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton and the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southold.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Legislation, 2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6917 A. 9808 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 11, 2012 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern- ment IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, LOSQUADRO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments AN ACT in relation to including the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of Southampton, trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of East Hampton and the trustees of the Free- holders and Commonalty of the town of Southold as municipal corpo- rations for the purposes of section 72-h of the general municipal law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, for the purposes of section 72-h of the general municipal law, the term "municipal corporation" shall include: (a) the trustees of the Freehold- ers and Commonalty of the town of Southampton; (b) the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of East Hampton; and (c) the trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the town of Southold. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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