Bill Text: NY A08005 | 2023-2024 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Prohibits the governor, the legislature and state agencies from imposing residential housing zoning requirements on local governments without approval from the local government.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 22-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2024-01-26 - opinion referred to judiciary [A08005 Detail]

Download: New_York-2023-A08005-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    September 1, 2023

        Introduced by M. of A. GANDOLFO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Local Governments


        proposing  an amendment to article 9 of the constitution, in relation to
          local control of zoning for residential housing

     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur),  That  article  9  of  the
     2  constitution be amended by adding a new section 4 to read as follows:
     3    § 4. Local governments shall have the power to adopt, amend and repeal
     4  zoning  regulations. Notwithstanding any provision of this constitution,
     5  the governor or any agency of the state and the  legislature  shall  not
     6  impose  zoning  requirements  regarding residential housing on any local
     7  government without the approval of the  governing  body  of  such  local
     8  government.
     9    §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
    10  referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the
    11  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
    12  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
    13  published for three months previous to the time of such election.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.