Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
7152
Recommended
Jul 20, 2017 3:30 PM

Adoption of Local Law No. ___ of 2017 – A Local Law Repealing and Replacing Local Law No. 9 of 2002 and Imposing Wireless Communications Surcharges

Information

Department:Legislature OfficeSponsors:
Category:Public SafetyFunctions:Emergency Communications Rev. and Oversight Comm., Fees or Memberships, Local Law

Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, Local Law No. 9 of 2002 established a surcharge in an amount not to exceed $.30 per month on postpaid wireless communications devices in the County, the funds from which are used to maintain and improve emergency communications services in the County, and

             

WHEREAS, the recently enacted 2017-18 New York State Budget authorizes the County to extend such surcharge to sales of prepaid wireless communications devices that today constitute a large percentage of the wireless communications market, and             

             

WHEREAS, current authority for the wireless surcharge under Article 6 of County Law has been repealed effective December 1, 2017, and the County must impose a new surcharge under authority of Tax Law Section 186-g if it desires to continue the postpaid surcharge without interruption and extend the surcharge to prepaid wireless devices, and

             

WHEREAS, the funds from these surcharges will offset a portion of the County’s costs to provide and maintain proper equipment, systems and services for the handling of wireless 9-1-1 and emergency calls, which constitute over 70 percent of the 911 Center’s call volumes, now therefore be it

             

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety and the Budget, Capital and Personnel Committees, That Local Law No. ___ of 2017 - A Local Law Repealing and Replacing Local Law No. 9 of 2002 and Imposing Wireless Communications Surcharges is hereby adopted,

             

RESOLVED, further, That the Clerk of the Legislature shall publish in the official newspaper of the County a notice of adoption containing a synopsis of said Local Law, and shall within five (5) days file certified copies of the enactment with the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, and in the Office of the County Clerk.

SEQR ACTION:  TYPE II-20

 

Meeting History

Jul 20, 2017 3:30 PM  Public Safety Committee Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Martha Robertson, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Vice Chair
AYES:Rich John, Peter Stein, James Dennis, Martha Robertson
EXCUSED:Anna Kelles