Authorizes the towns of Lodi and Ovid in Seneca county to elect a single town justice to preside in the town courts of such towns.
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
Ayes (57): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, 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, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Zeldin
Excused (5): Espaillat, Farley, Huntley, Smith, Young
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the towns of Lodi and Ovid in Seneca county to elect a single town justice to preside in the town courts of such towns
PURPOSE: This bill would allow the Towns of Lodi and Ovid in Seneca county to elect one Town Justice to preside in the town courts of such towns.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the Uniform Justice Court Act authorizing the towns of Lodi and Ovid in Seneca county, to elect a single town justice to preside in the town courts of such towns and provides for an immediate effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: The Towns of Lodi and Ovid are contiguously located in Seneca county. In an effort to consolidate services, the towns have requested that a single town justice preside over both town courts.
In recent years, the need for two town justices in these adjacent towns seems unnecessary. Recently the position of town Justice for Town of Ovid has become vacant and the two towns see this as an opportunity to consolidate services and reduce expenditures. Upon a temporary appointment by the Fifth Judicial District Administrative Judge, the position of Town Justice in the Town of Ovid had been filled by the Honorable Louis VanCleef, Town of Lodi Justice. So far this arrangement has been beneficial to both towns.
Both Towns support consolidating to use one Justice for both towns, and for the combined Justice to hold court in the town courts of such towns.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7291 IN SENATE May 2, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to authorize the towns of Lodi and Ovid in Seneca county to elect a single town justice to preside in the town courts of such towns THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Pursuant to section 106-b of the uniform justice court act, the towns of Lodi and Ovid of Seneca county have conducted and completed a study, each town having adopted a joint resolution providing for the study, conducted a public hearing upon the findings of the study, and adopted a joint resolution adopting such plan providing for the aboli- tion of existing town justice positions in the towns of Lodi and Ovid and providing for the election of a single town justice to preside in the town courts of such towns. The town justice elected pursuant to this plan shall preside in the towns of Lodi and Ovid following the next general election in such towns and shall preside for the year term as elected. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15623-01-2