A07717 Summary:

BILL NOA07717
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02936
 
SPONSORGriffin
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 181, Town L
 
Authorizes the date of the public hearing to discuss the contents of the proposed budget of fire, fire alarm, and fire protection districts to be held during the third week of October.
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A07717 Actions:

BILL NOA07717
 
05/17/2019referred to local governments
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A07717 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7717
 
SPONSOR: Griffin
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the town law, in relation to the date of the public hearing to discuss the contents of the proposed budget of fire, fire alarm, and fire protection districts   PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to allow flexibility for when the public hearing to discuss the proposed budget of the fire, fire alarm, and fire protection districts must be held.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the Town Law to change the date of the public hearing from being held on the third Tuesday in October to being held during the third week of October. Section 2 is the effective date.   EXISTING LAW: Current law requires the public budget hearing to be held on the third Tuesday in October.   JUSTIFICATION: Current law requires each fire district to hold a public hearing to discuss the contents of their proposed budget on the third Tuesday in October. The hearing must be scheduled and conducted in a manner to maximize participation. The strict date requirement to hold such hearing has become problematic, as fire districts seek the public's partic- ipation. A specific example is that this year the first portion of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot's begins Sunday night on October 13th and concludes on Tuesday night at 7:45 pm. In order to accommodate and provide some flexibility to the fire districts, this bill changes the single date requirement and instead requires the hearing to be held during the third week of October.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A07717 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7717
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 17, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GRIFFIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Local Governments
 
        AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to  the  date  of  the  public
          hearing  to  discuss the contents of the proposed budget of fire, fire
          alarm, and fire protection districts

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 181 of the town
     2  law, as amended by chapter 555 of the laws of 2007, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    (a)  The  board  of  commissioners  of each fire district shall hold a
     5  public hearing [on] during the third [Tuesday in]  week  of  October  to
     6  discuss  the  contents  of  the  proposed  budget.  The hearing shall be
     7  conducted and scheduled in a manner that maximizes participation. Notice
     8  of such public hearing shall be published at least once in the  official
     9  newspaper, or if no official newspaper has been designated, in any news-
    10  paper  having  general  circulation  in the district. At least five days
    11  shall elapse between the date of the first publication of the notice and
    12  the date specified for the hearing. The notice of  hearing  shall  state
    13  the  date,  time  [when]  and the place where the public hearing will be
    14  held, the purpose thereof and that a copy  of  the  proposed  budget  is
    15  available  at  the  office of the town clerk or clerks and fire district
    16  secretary where it may be inspected  by  any  interested  person  during
    17  office  hours. In the case of a fire district that maintains an internet
    18  website, the notice of hearing shall also state that the proposed budget
    19  is posted on the fire district's website. The town clerk or clerks shall
    20  cause a copy of the notice to be posted on the signboard of the town  or
    21  towns,  maintained pursuant to subdivision six of section thirty of this
    22  chapter, not later than five days before the  day  designated  for  such
    23  hearing.  The  notice  shall also be posted on the municipal and/or fire
    24  district website or websites, if one exists. At such hearing, any person
    25  may be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as compiled,  or
    26  for or against any item or items therein contained.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07543-01-9
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A07717 LFIN:

 NO LFIN
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