Bill S7633-2013

Provides that the building inspector/code enforcement officer of the town of Conklin, in the county of Broome, need not be a resident of such town, so long as he or she resides in such county

Provides that the building inspector and code enforcement officer of the town of Conklin, in the county of Broome, need not be a resident of such town, so long as he or she resides in such county.

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Actions

  • Jul 22, 2014: SIGNED CHAP.177
  • Jul 11, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 19, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 19, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 19, 2014: ordered to third reading rules cal.512
  • Jun 19, 2014: substituted for a10081
  • Jun 12, 2014: referred to local governments
  • Jun 12, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 9, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 3, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.1175
  • May 21, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Jun 3, 2014
Ayes (8): Martins, Boyle, Marchione, Ritchie, Valesky, Gipson, Latimer, O'Brien
Nays (1): Ball

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7633

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the town law and the public officers law, in relation to the residency of the building inspector and code enforcement officer of the town of Conklin, in the county of Broome

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 23 of town law is amended by adding new subdivisions 28 and 62. These subdivisions waive the requirements of Town Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer to be electors of the town for which their official functions are required to be exercised. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding subdivisions 28 and 62. These subdivisions deal with residency qualifications for town officials. Under these new provisions, the Town Building Inspector and the Code Enforcement Officer are not required to reside in the town of which their official functions are required to be exercised, provided that such persons reside in the county which the town is located, or an adjacent county, within the State of New York.

JUSTIFICATION: The benefits of this provision are two-fold. By extending the realm from which interested persons can apply, the qualified candidate pool expands. Although someone from an adjacent town or county may be interested and best-qualified, without this additional section, this person would be unable to apply. Allowing the Town Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer to reside out-of-town expands the possibilities for qualified persons to accept the job without the necessity to relocate. If the candidates knew they would be able to accept the job without having to relocate, they may be more likely to apply. In this way, the candidate pool becomes more competitive, and with a wider selection from which to choose, the best person for the job can be chosen.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7633 IN SENATE May 21, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the town law and the public officers law, in relation to the residency of the building inspector and code enforcement officer of the town of Conklin, in the county of Broome THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 23 of the town law is amended by adding a new subdivision 28 to read as follows: 28. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, IN THE TOWN OF CONKLIN, IN THE COUNTY OF BROOME, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF TOWN BUILDING INSPECTOR AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER NEED NOT BE AN ELECTOR OF SUCH TOWN. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF BUILDING INSPECTOR AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL BE AN ELECTOR OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW. S 2. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a new subdivision 62 to read as follows: 62. IN THE TOWN OF CONKLIN, IN THE COUNTY OF BROOME, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION REQUIRING A PERSON TO BE A RESIDENT OF A POLITICAL SUBDIVI- SION OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE FOR WHICH HE OR SHE SHALL BE CHOSEN OR WITHIN WHICH HIS OR HER OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE EXERCISED, SHALL NOT PREVENT A PERSON FROM HOLDING THE OFFICE OF BUILD- ING INSPECTOR AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE TOWN OF CONKLIN, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON RESIDES IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH SUCH TOWN IS LOCATED. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF BUILDING INSPECTOR AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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