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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Notice of Adoption of Local Law Subject to Permissive Referendum

Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Massena, County of St. Lawrence, State of New York, at a board meeting thereof, held on the 10th day of November 2021 duly adopted a local law, which law is subject to permissive referendum pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law and the Cannabis Law of the State of New York, an abstract of which is as follows: A local law authorizing, subject to permissive referendum, the Town of Massena to opt out of allowing cannabis on-site consumption sites in the Town of Massena as authorized by Article 4 of the cannabis Law of the State of New York. A copy of the proposed local law is as follows:

Proposed Local Law # __ 2021 by Town of Massena, County of St. Lawrence (Adopted November 10, 2021)

A Local Law to Opt Out of Allowing On-Site Consumption Sites as Authorized Under Cannabis Law Article 4

Be it enacted by the Town of Massena, County of St. Lawrence as follows:

Section 1. Legislative Intent: It is the intent of this local law to opt out of allowing on-site cannabis consumption sites in the Town of Massena that would otherwise be allowed under NYS Cannabis Law Article 4

Section 2. Authority: This local law is adopted pursuant to NYS Cannabis Law §131 which expressly authorizes the Town Board to adopt a local law requesting the Cannabis Control Board to prohibit the establishment of cannabis retail dispensary licenses and/or on-site consumption licenses within the jurisdiction of the Town and is subject to a permissive referendum, the procedure of which is governed by Municipal Home Rule Law §24.

Section 3. Local Opt-Out: The Town Board of the Town of Massena hereby opts out of allowing on-site cannabis consumption sites from being established and operated within the Town’s jurisdiction.

Section 4. Severability: If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person, firm, or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjusted by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.

Section 5. Permissive Referendum / Referendum on Petition: This local law is subject to a referendum on petition in accordance with NYS Cannabis Law §131 and the procedure outlined in Municipal Home Rule Law §24.

Section 5. Effective Date. This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

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