Bill Text: NY S01849 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the definition of "population" for purposes of providing substantially equal weight for the population of that local government in the allocation of representation in the local legislative body.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-16 - REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT [S01849 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01849-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          1849

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 16, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

        AN ACT to amend the municipal home rule law, in relation  to  the  defi-
          nition of "population" for purposes of providing  substantially  equal
          weight  for the  population of that local government in the allocation
          of representation  in the local legislative body

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Clause (c.) of subparagraph 13 of paragraph a  of  subdivi-
     2  sion  1  of  section  10  of  the municipal home rule law, as amended by
     3  section 119 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is
     4  amended to read as follows:
     5    (c.) As used in this subparagraph the  term  "population"  shall  mean
     6  residents[,  citizens,  or  registered  voters].  For  such purposes, no
     7  person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence,  or  to  have
     8  become a resident of a local government, as defined in subdivision eight
     9  of section two of this chapter, by reason of being subject to the juris-
    10  diction  of  the department of corrections and community supervision and
    11  present in a state correctional facility pursuant to such  jurisdiction.
    12  A  population  base  for  such a plan of apportionment shall utilize the
    13  latest statistical information obtainable from an  official  enumeration
    14  done  at  the  same time for all the residents[, citizens, or registered
    15  voters] of the local government. Such a plan may allocate,  by  extrapo-
    16  lation or any other rational method, such latest statistical information
    17  to  representation areas or units of local government, provided that any
    18  plan containing such an allocation shall  have  annexed  thereto  as  an
    19  appendix, a detailed explanation of the allocation.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05272-01-1
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