Bill S7307-2011

Relates to the transfer of certain funds to the Brockport fire district

Relates to the transfer of certain funds to the Brockport fire district from the village of Brockport and the Sweden Fire Protection District and the Clarkson Fire Protection District upon the dissolution of such districts.

Details

Actions

  • Aug 17, 2012: SIGNED CHAP.428
  • Aug 6, 2012: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 20, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jun 20, 2012: passed assembly
  • Jun 20, 2012: home rule request
  • Jun 20, 2012: home rule request
  • Jun 20, 2012: home rule request
  • Jun 20, 2012: ordered to third reading rules cal.460
  • Jun 20, 2012: substituted for a10200
  • Jun 13, 2012: referred to local governments
  • Jun 13, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 13, 2012: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 12, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 11, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 6, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.1130
  • May 2, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Meetings

Votes

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

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7307

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the transfer of certain funds of the village of Brockport, allocated for fire protection and of unexpended cash and reserves of the Sweden Fire Protection District and the Clarkson Fire Protection District, to the Brockport Fire District, following the formation of the Brockport Fire District and the dissolution of the Sweden Fire Protection District and the Clarkson Fire Protection District

PURPOSE: To authorize the transfer of certain funds from the Village of Brockport, the Sweden Fire Protection District, and the Clarkson Fire Protection District to the newly created Brockport Fire District.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill authorizes the transfer of certain funds from the Village of Brockport, the Sweden Fire Protection District, and the Clarkson Fire Protection District to the newly created Brockport Fire District.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The citizens of the Village of Brockport, and the Towns of Sweden and Clarkson approved the formation of the Brockport Fire District by a mandatory referendum in November 2011.

The newly formed Brockport Fire District consolidates the provision of fire services of the Clarkson Fire Protection District, the Sweden Fire Protection District and the Village of Brockport Fire Department into a single unified entity - the Brockport Fire District. The Brockport Fire District will serve the Village of Brockport, the Town of Sweden and a portion of the Town of Clarkson. The Sweden Fire Protection District and the Clarkson Fire Protection District will dissolve effective June 31, 2012.

The Village of Brockport, the Sweden Fire Protection District, and the Clarkson Fire Protection District have accumulated certain funds for fire protection services. The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brockport and the Town Boards of the Towns of Clarkson and Sweden are seeking this Legislation in order to fund the newly created Brockport Fire District for the period of July 1, 2012 until December 31, 2012. This bill will accomplish that public purpose by authorizing the transfer of certain funds, allocated for fire protection services,

from the Village of Brockport, the Sweden Fire Protection District, and the Clarkson Fire Protection District to the newly created Brockport Fire District.

This consolidation of fire services will best serve the needs of the residents and businesses within the newly formed fire district by granting direct decision making to the citizens of the newly formed Brockport Fire District.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7307 IN SENATE May 2, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to authorize the transfer of certain funds of the village of Brockport, allocated for fire protection and of unexpended cash and reserves of the Sweden Fire Protection District and the Clarkson Fire Protection District, to the Brockport Fire District, following the formation of the Brockport Fire District and the dissolution of the Sweden Fire Protection District and the Clarkson Fire Protection District THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, upon the dissolution of the Sweden Fire Protection District and the Clarkson Fire Protection District encompassing the town of Sweden and part of the town of Clarkson, Monroe County, New York, and subsequent to the formation of the Brockport Fire District by the town boards of the towns of Sweden and Clarkson and the board of trustees of the village of Brockport, the following shall occur, which are hereby declared to be in every respect in the public interest and undertaken solely for the provision of services and for the safety of the inhabitants of the Brockport fire district: (a) The town of Sweden and the town of Clarkson, on behalf of the Sweden Fire Protection District and the Clarkson Fire Protection District, are hereby empowered to and shall transfer any and all of their unexpended cash and reserve fire protection district funds allo- cated for fire protection within such fire protection districts, to the Brockport Fire District, provided however that any and all such unex- pended cash and reserve fire protection district funds shall be used by the Brockport Fire District, or any successor thereto, for the purposes and provision of services and for the safety of the inhabitants of the Brockport Fire District, as provided by law; and (b) The village of Brockport is hereby empowered to and shall transfer to the Brockport Fire District on or after July 1, 2012:
(i) the unexpended portion of its 2012-2013 fiscal year budget desig- nated for fire protection. The tax levy for fire protection raised by the Village of Brockport for the period July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 being approximately $60,467.36; and (ii) the tax levy raised by the Village of Brockport for the period June 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 designated for contribution to the fire protection reserve funds being approximately $19,369.56; and (iii) any and all other cash and reserve accounts designated for fire protection, said reserve accounts shall include but not be limited to any reserve accounts for purchase of fire apparatus, equipment, communi- cations equipment and/or fire fighting and emergency vehicles, to the Brockport Fire District. All such transferred funds shall be used by the Brockport Fire District, or any successor thereto, for the purposes and provision of services and for the safety of the inhabitants of the Brockport Fire District, as provided by law. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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