Tompkins County
New York


Authorizing a Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law No. e of 2017- A Local Law Repealing and Replacing Local Law No. 9 of 2002 and Imposing Wireless Communications Surcharges


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Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, the 2017-18 New York State Budget authorizes counties to collect a public safety surcharge of $.30 on the sale of all prepaid wireless communications devices in its jurisdiction, and


              WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 246 of 2002, the County established a similar surcharge on postpaid wireless communications devices through Local Law No. 9 of 2002, as then authorized under Article 6 of the County Law, and


              WHEREAS, authority to impose the surcharge under Article 6 of the County Law has been repealed effective December 1, 2017, and continuance of the current surcharge and expansion for prepaid devices will require the locality to repeal Local Law No. 9 of 2002 and impose the new and continued surcharges effective December 1, 2017, under the authority of Tax Law Section 186-g, now therefore be it


              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety and the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committees, That a public hearing be held before the Tompkins County Legislature in Legislative Chambers of the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building, 121 East Court Street, Ithaca, New York on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 5:30 o’clock in the evening thereof concerning proposed Local Law No. ___ of 2017- A Local Law Repealing and Replacing Local Law No. 9 of 2002 and Imposing Wireless Communications Surcharges.  At such time and place all persons interested in the subject matter will be heard concerning the same.


              RESOLVED, further, That the Clerk of the Board is hereby authorized and directed to place proper notice of such public hearing in the official newspaper of the County.



Meeting History

Jul 10, 2017 4:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Regular Meeting
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES:James Dennis, Michael Sigler, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Glenn Morey, Daniel Klein
Jul 20, 2017 3:30 PM  Public Safety Committee Regular Meeting

Mr. Shurtleff provided an overview of the resolutions and local law being proposed and the process for enacting such legislation.

Mr. Dennis arrived at this time.

MOVER:Martha Robertson, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Vice Chair
AYES:Rich John, Peter Stein, James Dennis, Martha Robertson
EXCUSED:Anna Kelles
Aug 1, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Martha Robertson, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein