Bill Text: NY S02083 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to use of official seals.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-19 - REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT [S02083 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S02083-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 19, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sens. JORDAN, AKSHAR, GALLIVAN, HELMING, TEDISCO -- read
          twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
          Committee on Local Government

        AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to use of official seals

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

     1    Section 1. Section 404 of the county law, as amended by chapter 961 of
     2  the laws of 1966, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 404. Official seals. The official seals of boards of supervisors  of
     4  the  several counties, county seal, county treasurer's seal and the seal
     5  of the register of deeds  shall  continue  to  be  the  official  seals,
     6  respectively,  of  such boards, county treasurer, surrogate and register
     7  of deeds and used as such, respectively, when authorized by law and  may
     8  not  be  used  by  any  state or municipal agency without prior consent.
     9  When any such seal shall be lost, destroyed, or become  unfit  for  use,
    10  the  board of supervisors of the county interested therein or not having
    11  such seal, shall cause a new seal or seals to be made at the expense  of
    12  the  county.  A  description  of  each  of such seals, together with the
    13  impressions therefrom, shall be filed in the office of the county  clerk
    14  and  in  the  office  of  the secretary of state. In counties having two
    15  county seats, a duplicate of the county seal shall be procured and  kept
    16  at  the  county seat where the county clerk's office is not situated, at
    17  some place to be designated by the county clerk and may be used  by  him
    18  the  same  as  at his office. In counties having but one court house and
    19  which is located more than five miles from the county clerk's office,  a
    20  duplicate  of  the  county seal shall be procured and kept at such court
    21  house and the county clerk may use the same at  such  court  house.  The
    22  seal kept by the county clerk in each county, as prescribed in the judi-
    23  ciary law, shall continue to be the seal of the county, and must be used
    24  by him where he is required to use an official seal.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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