senate Bill S1527

Relates to the membership of the New York city water board; repealer

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Relates to the membership of the New York city water board.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3342
Versions:
S1527
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1045-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S5876, A8943

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BILL NUMBER:S1527

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the real property law, in relation to requiring the disclosure,
upon the sale or lease of residential real property, of the availability
of certain sex offender information

PURPOSE:
To include in all leases and contracts for sale of real property a
notice informing the renter and/or buyer of the existence of the N.Y.
sex offender registry.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds two new sections, 220-a and 242-a, to the Real Property Law, to
include a notice on all leases and contracts for sale of real
property which informs the renter and/or buyer of the existence of
the N.Y. sex offender (Megan's Law) registry, its corollary "900"
telephone number and the Division of Criminal Justice Services website.

JUSTIFICATION:
The proposed amendment would require all written leases and rental
agreements for residential real property and contracts for sale of
residential real property entered into contain a specified notice
regarding the subdirectory of high risk sex offenders, the New York
State Special "900" telephone number and the DCJS website. This bill
would provide that, upon delivery of the notice, the lessor, seller,
or broker is not required to provide additional information regarding
registered sex offenders, and that a registered sex offender may not
bring any cause of action against the disclosing party.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2000:Passed Senate.
2001-02: Passed Senate.
2003-04: Passed Senate/Assembly Judiciary Crate.
2005-06: Senate Judiciary Cmte./Assembly Judiciary Cmte,
2007-08: Senate Judiciary Cmte./Assembly Judiciary Cmte
2009-10: Advanced to Third Reading
2011-12: Committed to Rules in 2011; Senate Judiciary Cmte. in 2012

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law and shall apply to contracts and agreements entered into
on or after such date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1527

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the member-
  ship of  the  New  York  city  water  board;  and  to  repeal  certain
  provisions of such law relating thereto

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1045-f of the  public  authorities
law is REPEALED and a new subdivision 2 is added to read as follows:
  2.  A. THE WATER BOARD SHALL CONSIST OF SEVEN MEMBERS TO BE APPOINTED,
AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) FOUR MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR;
  (II) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER;
  (III) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE FOR THE CITY OF  NEW
YORK; AND
  (IV) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL.
  B.  TERMS  OF  OFFICE  OF THE MEMBERS SHALL BE TWO YEARS. AT LEAST ONE
MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR SHALL HAVE EXPERIENCE IN  THE  SCIENCE  OF
WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT. NO MEMBER SHALL BE A DIRECTOR OF THE AUTHOR-
ITY.  THE  CHAIRMAN  SHALL BE ELECTED BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS OF
THE BOARD. ALL MEMBERS SHALL CONTINUE TO HOLD OFFICE UNTIL THEIR SUCCES-
SORS ARE APPOINTED AND QUALIFIED.  VACANCIES  SHALL  BE  FILLED  IN  THE
MANNER  PROVIDED  FOR ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS. VACANCIES, OCCURRING OTHER-
WISE THAN BY EXPIRATION OF TERM OF OFFICE, SHALL BE FILLED IN  THE  SAME
MANNER AS ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERMS.
  S  2.  Subdivisions  3,  4,  5  and  7 of section 1045-f of the public
authorities law, as added by chapter  513  of  the  laws  of  1984,  are
amended to read as follows:
  3.  Each  member of the water board shall be entitled to reimbursement
for his OR HER actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06048-01-1

S. 1527                             2

of his OR HER official duties and a per diem allowance  of  one  hundred
fifty  dollars  when  rendering  service  as a member; provided that the
aggregate of such per diem allowance to any one member in any one fiscal
year of the board shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars.
  4. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, general, special
or  local, or any city charter, no officer or employee of the city shall
be deemed to have forfeited or shall forfeit his office or employment or
any benefits provided under the retirement and social security  law,  by
reason  of  his  OR  HER  acceptance  of  membership on the water board,
provided, however, that a member of the board  who  holds  other  public
office  or  employment  shall  receive  no  additional  compensation for
services rendered pursuant to this  title,  but  shall  be  entitled  to
reimbursement  for  his OR HER actual and necessary expenses incurred in
the performance of such services.
  5. The [mayor] APPOINTING AUTHORITY may remove [any member] HIS OR HER
APPOINTEE for inefficiency, neglect of  duty  or  misconduct  in  office
after  giving  such member a copy of the charges against such member and
an opportunity to be heard and defended, in person or by  counsel,  upon
not  less  than ten days' notice. If any member shall be so removed, the
[mayor] APPOINTING AUTHORITY shall file in the office of  the  clerk  of
the  city  a  complete statement of charges against such member, and the
[mayor's] APPOINTING  AUTHORITY'S  findings  thereon,  together  with  a
complete record of the proceedings.
  7.  A  majority  of  the members of the water board shall constitute a
quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any  power
of the board. The water board shall have power to act by the affirmative
vote  of  not  less than a majority of the members in office at any duly
held meeting thereof. The water board may delegate to one or more of its
members or its officers, agents and employees, such powers and duties as
it may deem proper. Any member who is an officer of  the  city  may,  by
written  instrument,  filed  with  and approved as to form by the board,
designate another city officer to perform in [his] THE MEMBER'S  absence
his  OR  HER  duties under this title. The term "member" as used in this
section shall include such persons so  designated  as  provided  herein.
The  designation  of  any such person shall be deemed temporary only and
shall not affect the civil service or retirement rights of the person so
designated.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that  the  first
three  vacancies after the effective date of this act shall be filled by
the New York city comptroller, the public advocate for the city  of  New
York  and the speaker of the New York city council, respectively, pursu-
ant to section one of this act.

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