This morning, WENY News reported that Chemung County Executive Chris Moss has filed a second lawsuit against the Chemung County Legislature. The first lawsuit brought by Moss alleges the Legislature does not have the power to choose its own attorney or draft legislation. After several adjournments made at Moss’ request, the first lawsuit is set to be argued in Chemung County Supreme Court on July 19th at 9:30 a.m.
In this second lawsuit, Moss claims the Legislature acted improperly when it amended the County Charter to clear up any ambiguities related to the legislative attorney position. The Legislature passed the Local Law by a vote of 14-1. Moss vetoed it, and the Legislature voted 14-1 to override his veto.
The Legislature and Maggs have 20 days to respond to the second lawsuit. It is scheduled to be argued in Chemung County Supreme Court on July 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.