Bill S6983-2011

Does away with the Mount Kisco urban renewal agency; repealer

Eliminates the Mount Kisco urban renewal agency; transfers any books, records and remaining rights of the dissolved authority to the village of Mount Kisco.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: SUBSTITUTED BY A8880
  • Jun 21, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1471
  • Jun 21, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 19, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 21, 2012
Ayes (22): Skelos, Alesi, Farley, Fuschillo, Hannon, Johnson, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Saland, Seward, Sampson, Breslin, Dilan, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Montgomery, Perkins, Smith
Ayes W/R (2): Duane, Parker

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6983

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal title 8 of article 15-B of the general municipal law relating to the Mount Kisco urban renewal agency; and to transfer any books, records and remaining rights of the dissolved authority to the village of the Mount Kisco

PURPOSE: This legislation does away with the Mount Kisco urban renewal agency; repealer.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One - Repeals title 8 of article 15-B of the general municipal law.

Section Two - Transfers any existing records, property, rights, titles and interest of the Mount Kisco urban renewal agency to the village of Mount Kisco.

Section Three - States the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation was requested by the Town/Village of Mount Kisco, in an effort to streamline economic development within the village.

The Mount Kisco Urban Renewal Agency is a moribund public authority which has long since achieved its purpose in the 1570s. This bill dissolves that agency, which is no longer actively engaged in the public purpose for which it was established.

Under existing law, the Village Board of Trustees functions as the Urban Renewal Agency, thus adding an additional, unnecessary layer of government for sitting projects. Once a project has Planning Board Approval, the Village Board must take additional action on it.

This additional layer of approval is unnecessary, and this bill is required to repeal the statutory authorization of an authority which is now defunct.

The Mount Kisco Urban Renewal has been determined inactive by the New York State Authorities Budget Office, the Department of Economic Development, the Office of the State Comptroller, and the Commission on Public Authority Reform, based on consultation with the Town/Village of Mount Kisco.

Although the authority no longer functions, its authorization continues in State Law. It has no outstanding debt or other obligations. This bill would repeal various sections of the general municipal law to formally dissolve the authority, and update state law to reflect the fact that this authority, has, as a practical matter, ceased to exist, thus promoting the State's interest in curbing the proliferation of unnecessary authorities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6983 IN SENATE April 19, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to repeal title 8 of article 15-B of the general municipal law relating to the Mount Kisco urban renewal agency; and to transfer any books, records and remaining rights of the dissolved authority to the village of Mount Kisco THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Title 8 of article 15-B of the general municipal law, as added by chapter 266 of the laws of 1964, is REPEALED. S 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any existing records, property, rights, titles and interest of the Mount Kisco urban renewal agency shall vest in and be possessed by the village of Mount Kisco and its successors or assigns. S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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