Local Law #7 of 2022
(Full Legislature Mtg. 03/01/2022)
RESOLUTION # 44
APPROVAL/ LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION 3.04-B OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY
CHARTER ENTITLED “EXECUTIVE ACTION ON LOCAL LAWS”
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section 3.04-B of the Putnam County Charter is hereby amended to read as follows:
§ 3.04-B. Executive action on local laws.
Every local law adopted by the County Legislature shall be submitted to the County
Executive for his or her action within five (5) days after passage. Prior to any action by
the County Executive and not later than twenty (20) days after receipt of the local law, a
public hearing shall be held by the County Executive on public notice of at least five (5)
Within twenty-five (25) days after receipt of the original enactment as passed by the
County Legislature, he or she shall take action approving or vetoing the same.
(a) Approval. In the event of approval by the County Executive, he or she shall
endorse the original document and return it to the Clerk of the County Legislature
within twenty-five (25) days.
(b) Veto. If vetoed by the County Executive, he or she shall so indicate in writing,
setting forth his or her objections to the legislation, and within twenty-five (25)
days after receipt thereof return the original document to the Clerk of the County
Legislature with his or her veto message attached.
(c) Failure to act. If within the twenty-five-day limit the County Executive shall fail
either to approve or veto an enactment as provided above, such enactment shall
take effect in due course without his or her endorsement.
(d) Reconsideration. A vetoed enactment shall be resubmitted to the County
Legislature together with the veto message at its next regular or special meeting,
and such message shall be entered into its Book of Proceedings. Within thirty (30)
days after such receipt and entry, the County Legislature may reconsider the
vetoed enactment and pass the same over the County Executive's objections by a
favorable vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the whole of its number on a roll-call vote.
Only one such reconsideration vote shall be taken on any single vetoed
This Local Law shall take effect forty-five (45) days after its passage and is subject to