Bill S764-2011

Permits two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment

Permits two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment upon request of the highway and superintendents of such towns and by majority vote of each of the town boards.

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Actions

  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Feb 7, 2011: referred to transportation
  • Feb 7, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 7, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 25, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 24, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 19, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.5
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jan 19, 2011
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Johnson, Lanza, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Adams, Addabbo, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky
Nays (1): Diaz

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S764

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to permitting two or more towns to jointly purchase highway equipment

PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to allow two or more towns to jointly purchase and store highway equipment.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 142 of the Highway Law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to allow two or more contiguous towns to purchase and provide for storage of highway equipment.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law mandates that towns purchase and store their own highway equipment. This legislation would allow two or more towns and any villages contained partially or wholly within said towns, to consolidate services and save taxpayer's dollars by sharing the costs associated with the purchasing and storing of highway equipment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: S.3417 - Passed Senate 2007-2008: S.365 - Passed Senate 2006: S.7925/A.11345 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill would provide towns and some villages with the opportunity to save money by jointly purchasing and storing highway equipment.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 764 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO, JOHNSON, LITTLE, RANZENHOFER, SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when print- ed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to permitting two or more towns to jointly purchase highway equipment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 142 of the highway law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. A. TWO OR MORE CONTIGUOUS TOWNS MAY, UPON THE REQUEST OF THE HIGH- WAY SUPERINTENDENTS OF SUCH TOWNS AND BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF EACH OF THE TOWN BOARDS OF SUCH TWO OR MORE CONTIGUOUS TOWNS AUTHORIZE THE HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENTS OF SUCH TOWNS TO PURCHASE AND PROVIDE FOR STORAGE OF HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION. B. EACH TOWN THAT SO ELECTS TO PARTICIPATE SHALL BY RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF JOINT PURCHASE AND USE OF HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT. C. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A VILLAGE PARTIALLY OR WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN A TOWN THAT PARTICIPATES IN A JOINT HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT PURCHASE SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED BUT MAY, BY RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE BOARD, ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN A JOINT TOWN PURCHASE OF HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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