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A10400 Summary:

BILL NOA10400B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S09374
 
SPONSORRules (Lawler)
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §3, Pub Off L; amd §3-300, Vil L
 
Relates to the residency requirements for village justice of Chestnut Ridge; requires such person to be a resident of Rockland county.
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A10400 Actions:

BILL NOA10400B
 
05/13/2022referred to governmental operations
05/20/2022amend and recommit to governmental operations
05/20/2022print number 10400a
05/24/2022reported referred to rules
05/24/2022amend and recommit to rules 10400b
06/03/2022reported
06/03/2022rules report cal.753
06/03/2022substituted by s9374
 S09374 AMEND= REICHLIN-MELNICK
 05/20/2022REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
 05/31/2022COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 05/31/2022ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1727
 06/01/2022PASSED SENATE
 06/01/2022DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/01/2022referred to governmental operations
 06/03/2022substituted for a10400b
 06/03/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.753
 06/03/2022passed assembly
 06/03/2022returned to senate
 06/23/2022DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 06/30/2022SIGNED CHAP.354
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A10400 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10400B        Revised 5/24/2022
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Lawler)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law and the village law, in relation to residency requirements for village justice of Chestnut Ridge   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation permits the Village of Chestnut Ridge to accept resi- dents of the County of Rockland as eligible candidates for the position of Village Justice for the Village of Chestnut Ridge.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds subdivision 72 to section 3 of the public officers law, providing that the provisions requiring officeholders to be residents of the municipalities in which they hold office shall be suspended for the office of village justice in the village of Chestnut Ridge, provided however that such officeholder resides in the County of Rockland. Section 2 adds subdivision 32 to Section 3-300 of the village law, providing that the village board of trustees may pass a resolution authorizing the village justice of Chestnut Ridge to be held by an indi- vidual who is not a resident of the Village of Chestnut Ridge, provided however that such individual is a resident of the County of Rockland. Section 2 provides for an immediate effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, officeholders are required to be residents of the municipality in which they reside. Although this a crucial component of representative democracy, it can, in practice, make hiring decisions impractical or impossible in small communities. The village of Chestnut Ridge is comprised of about five square miles and ten thousand resi- dents. Allowing residents of the county of Rockland to hold the position of village justice for the village of Chestnut Ridge will allow for a more competitive and thorough selection process while ensuring that the village justice is a member of the local community.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None projected.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A10400 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                        10400--B
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 13, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Lawler) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations  --
          committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
          recommitted to said committee -- reported and referred to the  Commit-
          tee  on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to amend the public officers law and the village law, in relation
          to residency requirements for village justice of Chestnut Ridge
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 72 to read as follows:
     3    72.  In  the village of Chestnut Ridge, in the county of Rockland, the
     4  provisions of this section requiring a person to be a  resident  of  the
     5  political subdivision or municipal corporation of the state for which he
     6  or she shall be chosen or within which his or her official functions are
     7  required  to  be  exercised, shall not prevent a person from holding the
     8  office of village justice of the village  of  Chestnut  Ridge,  provided
     9  that  such person resides in the county of Rockland.  Provided, however,
    10  the person performing the functions of  village  justice  in  any  other
    11  village shall be a resident of such village unless otherwise provided by
    12  law.
    13    §  2.  Section  3-300  of  the  village law is amended by adding a new
    14  subdivision 32 to read as follows:
    15    32. Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter or any other gener-
    16  al law, local law, ordinance or special act, the village board of  trus-
    17  tees  of  the  incorporated  village of Chestnut Ridge, Rockland county,
    18  may, by resolution, provide that the village justice of the  village  of
    19  Chestnut  Ridge,  Rockland  county, may be held by a person who is not a
    20  resident of such village, provided that such person resides within Rock-
    21  land county.
    22    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15727-04-2
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