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File #: Int 1871-2020    Version: * Name: Separability of unconsolidated local laws.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 2/11/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to separability of unconsolidated local laws
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would provide by default that the Council intends to preserve portions of enacted unconsolidated local laws, or unconsolidated local law sections, if a court strikes down other provisions of such laws. Similar severability clauses already exist governing consolidated provisions of the Charter and Administrative Code.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1871, 2. Int. No. 1871, 3. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20, 5. Committee Report 2/12/20, 6. Hearing Testimony 2/12/20, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/12/20

Int. No. 1871

 

Council Members Cabrera and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to separability of unconsolidated local laws

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of the New York city charter is amended to add a new section 32-a to read as follows:

§ 32-a. Separability of unconsolidated local laws. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of an unconsolidated local law, or unconsolidated section or sections of a local law, shall be adjudged invalid or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgement shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of such unconsolidated local law, or unconsolidated section or sections of such local law, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

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