Counties in the News, April 26, 2017
Wednesday's news from counties across the state.
Department of State Publishes Shared Services Q & A
Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility with Cross County Departments
The Enacted Budget includes legislation for Raising the Age for Criminal Responsibility from 16 to 18 years of age and establish services necessary. The new measures will be phased in over time, raising the age of juvenile delinquency from age 16- to 17-years-old beginning on October 1, 2018, and subsequently raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18-years-old on October 1, 2019.
The new law has the potential to affect several county departments, and is likely to require additional personnel in probation departments, county attorney's offices, mental health services, and social service agencies. It will also require county investments in court facilities and youth detention or local correctional facilities. Counties that adhere to the state-imposed property tax cap will be eligible for full reimbursement for the added costs resulting from raising the age of criminal responsibility. Counties that exceed the property tax cap may still be eligible for full or partial reimbursement if they are granted a waiver by the Director of the State Division of Budget.
As ‘Raise the Age' passes, counties take issue with shouldering costs
N.Y. Senate passes bills to make new ‘designer' opioids illegal
Bellone withdraws proposal to double traffic ticket fees
Ulster County lawmakers send proposed human rights law back to committee
Orange County Officials to Students, Parents: Make Good Decisions (Video)
With ‘Raise the Age' now official, county officials grapple with impact
Lawmakers push to curb assigned counsel costs
County officials outline teen traffic safety program events scheduled
May 3 hearing to consider ag district additions
Tioga County Legislature appoints two to ethics board
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Cayuga Community College weighs impacts of state budget
Cuomo: Rochester's airport is the 'front door'
New Smart Phone Lot coming to Greater Rochester International Airport
WESTERN NEW YORK
Orleans towns battle erosion as Lake Ontario levels rise