[HISTORY: Adopted by the Tompkins County Legislature 6-21-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The County Legislature hereby finds that in order to assure an adequate pool of qualified applicants for the offices of Correction Officer and Assistant District Attorney within the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office and Tompkins County District Attorney's Office, and to retain such applicants if hired, it is necessary and advisable that individuals holding said positions within the County of Tompkins be permitted to reside either within the County of Tompkins or any other county in New York State. Therefore, the Tompkins County Legislature hereby adopts the following exemption from any provision of the New York State Public Officers Law imposing more restrictive residency qualification for holding the office of Correction Officer or Assistant District Attorney with the County of Tompkins.
In the County of Tompkins, the provisions of Section 3(1) of the Public Officers Law requiring a person to be a resident of the political subdivision or municipal corporation of the state for which such person shall be chosen or within which such person's official functions are required to be exercised shall not prevent a person from holding the office of Correction Officer or Assistant District Attorney within the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office or Tompkins County District Attorney's Office; provided, however, that such person performing the duties and functions of Corrections Officer or Assistant District Attorney resides in Tompkins County or any county within New York State. Any contrary provision of the Public Officers Law is hereby superseded by this chapter.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this chapter shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not impair or invalidate the remainder hereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, or section directly involved in the controversy in which judgment shall have been rendered.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State.