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File #: Int 0019-2018    Version: * Name: A durational residency requirement for council members.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to a durational residency requirement for council members
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would establish a one-year residency requirement for Council Members, with an exception for elections following a reapportionment.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 19, 2. Int. No. 19, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 19

By Council Member Cabrera

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to a durational residency requirement for council members

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 25 of the New York city charter is amended to add a new subdivision c to read as follows:

c. No person shall be eligible to hold the office of council member for a district in which such person has not, at the time he or she is elected to hold such office, resided for at least one year, except that in the case of an election immediately following a reapportionment of council districts he or she must instead have been a resident of a county in which such council district is located for at least one year prior to such election.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on January 1, 2019.

 

BJR

LS 462

LS 10501 / Int. 1683-2017

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