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Revised State Senate and Assembly Districts, Effects on Yorktown

Yorktown is still proposed to be in the 40th state Senate district. On the state assembly side, the 99th district would be renamed 94th.

Updated state legislative maps released by a special committee of lawmakers show lines that are nearly the same as the earlier versions released in .

The maps show that Yorktown will remain in the 40th state Senate district, which is currently occupied by Greg Ball (R-Patterson). The new version of district 40 will lose Bedford, much of its former section of eastern Dutchess County, along with western Putnam County. It will also pick up Mount Kisco and New Castle, as well as the town of Mount Pleasant, which includes the villages of Pleasantville and Sleepy Hollow.

On the state assembly side, the current New York State Assembly district 99, occupied by Steve Katz (R, C- Yorktown) covers Yorktown, Somers, North Salem, Carmel, Southeast, Patterson and Pawling. Under the redistricting, the district is proposed to become the 94th. It will cover a different amount of territory, adding Putnam Valley to its district and dropping North Salem and Pawling. 

Whether or not Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat and New Castle resident, approves the maps remains to be seen. According to the Albany Times-Union, Cuomo may veto the package because he feels that a proposed state constitutional amendment to reform the redistricting process doesn't take it away from legislators.

Meanwhile, a federal judge has taken control over the redistricting process for Congressional seats, having released her also alternate map (click here to find it in the docket sheet).

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