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New York House Committee

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the initiation and review of legislation affecting the State's 62 cities; with the enactment of laws that will further improve the ability of cities to address their unique problems, as well as prohibiting the enactment of laws that would impede city governments in their delivery of local services; (a) general laws, which apply uniformly to all local governments of equal size; (b) special laws, on request by two-thirds of the membership of the local legislative body, or on the request of its chief executive officer and concurred by a majority of the membership of the local government, i.e., a "Home Rule Message"; and (c) laws needed for emergencies provided that two-thirds of both houses concur, and there is a certificate of necessity from the Governor, which states that an emergency situation requires enactment

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