senate Bill S3133B

Relates to modifying the composition of membership of the Buffalo municipal housing authority

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.196
  • 10 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 23 / Mar / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3133A
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 3133B
  • 18 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.43
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING

Summary

Relates to modifying the composition of membership of the Buffalo municipal housing authority.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3133
S3133A
S3133B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง404, Pub Hous L

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BILL NUMBER:S3133B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public housing law, in relation to modifying the
composition of the membership of the Buffalo municipal housing authority

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To change NYS Public Housing Law to Grant the Buffalo Common Council the
power to appoint one commissioner to the Buffalo Municipal Housing
Authority governing board.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 404 of the NYS public housing law is amended to allow the
governing board of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to be
comprised of seven members, two elected by tenants, one member appointed
by the common council and four members appointed by the mayor of
Buffalo, one of whom shall be designated by the mayor as chairman
removable at his or her pleasure.

The chairman and the members of the authority other than the tenant
members shall receive a salary fixed by local law. The two tenant
members shall receive a monthly stipend in the amount of $250.

The act shall take effect immediately

JUSTIFICATION:
Over the past several years residents of the city of Buffalo's Marine
Drive Apartments have reported numerous quality of life problems at the
complex. These range from matters such as inadequate snow removal, which
poses a problem for the many elderly residents of Marine Drive, to more
serious safety concerns like the failure of building management to
coordinate with the Buffalo Police Department with regard to illegal
activity. Tenant complaints to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
(BMHA), the agency that owns the property and will assume management of
the property in 2011, have risen with many of these same tenants feeling
their complaints have been ignored. It is imperative that the Buffalo
Municipal Housing Authority Tenant Council has a board of commissioners
that represent the diverse needs of the greater Buffalo area as well as
those of the housing agency. This bill allows the Buffalo Common Council
to appoint one housing commissioner to ensure a more transparent,
accountable and representative board of commissioners on behalf of the
residents of Marine Drive and to the taxpayers of Buffalo.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately

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

                                 3133--B
    Cal. No. 196

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community  Development  --  reported  favorably  from  said committee,
  ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading -- recommitted to the Committee on Housing, Construction
  and Community Development in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in  relation  to  modifying  the
  composition of the membership of the Buffalo municipal housing author-
  ity

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

  Section 1. Section 404 of the public housing law, as amended by  chap-
ter 576 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  S  404. Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.  1. The Buffalo Municipal
Housing Authority is hereby constituted and declared to be a body corpo-
rate and politic with all the powers, rights and  duties  set  forth  in
article five of the former state housing law.
  2.  THE  GOVERNING  BOARD OF THE AUTHORITY SHALL BE COMPRISED OF SEVEN
MEMBERS, WITH TWO MEMBERS ELECTED BY TENANTS, ONE  MEMBER  APPOINTED  BY
THE  COMMON  COUNCIL AND FOUR MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR OF BUFFALO,
ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY THE MAYOR AS  CHAIRMAN  REMOVABLE  AT
HIS  OR HER PLEASURE. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law,
any member of such authority appointed  or  reappointed  by  THE  COMMON
COUNCIL  OR  the  mayor of Buffalo shall be subject to confirmation by a
majority vote of the common council of such city.
  3.   THE CHAIRMAN AND THE MEMBERS OF  THE  AUTHORITY  OTHER  THAN  THE
TENANT  MEMBERS  SHALL  RECEIVE  A  SALARY, THE AMOUNT OF WHICH SHALL BE
FIXED BY LOCAL LAW. THE TWO  TENANT  MEMBERS  SHALL  RECEIVE  A  MONTHLY
STIPEND IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07000-13-1

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