2006 New York Code - Definitions.



 
    §  800.  Definitions.  When  used in this article and unless otherwise
  expressly stated or unless the context otherwise requires:
    1.  "Chief  fiscal  officer"  means  a  comptroller,  commissioner  of
  finance,  director of finance or other officer possessing similar powers
  and duties, except that in a school district the term shall not  mean  a
  member of the board of education or a trustee thereof.
    2.  "Contract" means any claim, account or demand against or agreement
  with  a  municipality,  express  or  implied,  and  shall  include   the
  designation  of  a  depository  of public funds and the designation of a
  newspaper, including but not limited to an official newspaper,  for  the
  publication  of  any  notice, resolution, ordinance, or other proceeding
  where such publication is required or authorized by law.
    3. "Interest" means a direct or indirect pecuniary or material benefit
  accruing to a municipal officer or employee as the result of a  contract
  with  the  municipality  which  such officer or employee serves. For the
  purposes of this article a municipal officer or employee shall be deemed
  to have an interest in the contract of (a) his  spouse,  minor  children
  and  dependents,  except  a contract of employment with the municipality
  which such officer or  employee  serves,  (b)  a  firm,  partnership  or
  association  of  which such officer or employee is a member or employee,
  (c) a corporation of which such  officer  or  employee  is  an  officer,
  director  or  employee and (d) a corporation any stock of which is owned
  or controlled directly or indirectly by such officer or employee.
    4.  "Municipality"  means  a  county,  city,  town,  village,   school
  district,  consolidated health district, county vocational education and
  extension  board,  public  library,  board  of  cooperative  educational
  services,  urban  renewal agency, a joint water works system established
  pursuant to chapter six hundred  fifty-four  of  the  laws  of  nineteen
  hundred twenty-seven, or a town or county improvement district, district
  corporation,  or  other  district or a joint service established for the
  purpose of carrying on, performing or financing one or more improvements
  or  services  intended  to  benefit  the  health,  welfare,  safety   or
  convenience  of the inhabitants of such governmental units or to benefit
  the real property within such units, an  industrial  development  agency
  but  shall  have  no  application  to  a city having a population of one
  million or more or to a county, school district, or other public  agency
  or facility therein.
    5.  "Municipal  officer or employee" means an officer or employee of a
  municipality,  whether  paid  or  unpaid,  including  members   of   any
  administrative board, commission or other agency thereof and in the case
  of  a  county,  shall  be deemed to also include any officer or employee
  paid from county funds. No person shall be  deemed  to  be  a  municipal
  officer  or  employee  solely  by reason of being a volunteer fireman or
  civil defense volunteer, except a fire chief or assistant fire chief.
    6.  "Treasurer"  means  a  county  treasurer,  city  treasurer,   town
  supervisor,  village treasurer, school district treasurer, fire district
  treasurer, improvement district  treasurer,  president  of  a  board  of
  health  of a consolidated health district, county vocational educational
  and extension board treasurer,  treasurer  of  a  board  of  cooperative
  educational  services,  public  general  hospital  treasurer,  or  other
  officer possessing similar powers and duties.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. New York may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.