BILL NO A10081
SAME AS SAME AS S07633
SPONSOR Rules (Crouch)
Amd S23, Town L; amd S3, Pub Off L
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.
BILL NO A10081
06/11/2014 referred to local governments
06/18/2014 reported referred to rules
06/19/2014 rules report cal.512
06/19/2014 substituted by s7633
S07633 AMEND= LIBOUS
05/21/2014 REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
06/03/2014 1ST REPORT CAL.1175
06/09/2014 2ND REPORT CAL.
06/10/2014 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
06/12/2014 PASSED SENATE
06/12/2014 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
06/12/2014 referred to local governments
06/19/2014 substituted for a10081
06/19/2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.512
06/19/2014 passed assembly
06/19/2014 returned to senate
07/11/2014 DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
07/22/2014 SIGNED CHAP.177
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
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: 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.
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 he 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.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N A S S E M B L Y
June 11, 2014
Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Crouch) --
read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments
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:
1 Section 1. Section 23 of the town law is amended by adding a new
2 subdivision 28 to read as follows:
3 28. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION,
4 IN THE TOWN OF CONKLIN, IN THE COUNTY OF BROOME, THE PERSON PERFORMING
5 THE FUNCTIONS OF TOWN BUILDING INSPECTOR AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
6 NEED NOT BE AN ELECTOR OF SUCH TOWN. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PERSON
7 PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF BUILDING INSPECTOR AND CODE ENFORCEMENT
8 OFFICER IN ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL BE AN ELECTOR OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS
9 OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW.
10 S 2. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a new
11 subdivision 62 to read as follows:
12 62. IN THE TOWN OF CONKLIN, IN THE COUNTY OF BROOME, THE PROVISIONS OF
13 THIS SECTION REQUIRING A PERSON TO BE A RESIDENT OF A POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
14 SION OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE FOR WHICH HE OR SHE SHALL BE
15 CHOSEN OR WITHIN WHICH HIS OR HER OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE
16 EXERCISED, SHALL NOT PREVENT A PERSON FROM HOLDING THE OFFICE OF BUILD-
17 ING INSPECTOR AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE TOWN OF CONKLIN,
18 PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON RESIDES IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH SUCH TOWN IS
19 LOCATED. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PERSON PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS OF
20 BUILDING INSPECTOR AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN ANY OTHER TOWN SHALL
21 BE A RESIDENT OF SUCH TOWN, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW.
22 S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.