S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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-
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.