senate Bill S5415

Signed by Governor Amended

Extends provisions relating to the membership composition of the metropolitan transportation authority board

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 19 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.870
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED 5415A
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7898
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.154
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 12 / Sep / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 23 / Sep / 2011
    • SIGNED CHAP.576

Summary

Extends provisions relating to the membership composition of the metropolitan transportation authority board.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5415
S5415A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Authorities
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Chap 549 of 1994

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5415

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 549 of the laws of 1994, amending the public
authorities law relating to the membership composition of the
metropolitan transportation authority board, in relation to extending
the effectiveness of such provisions

PURPOSE:
Chapter 2 of the laws of 2010 extended from January 1, 2010 to
January 1, 2012 provisions relating to the composition of the MTA
Board to include two non-voting members (one to represent the riders
and one to represent labor). This bill extends the sunset provision
to January 1, 2014.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill extends chapter 2 of the
laws of 2010 from January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2014.

Section 3 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
The two non-voting members of the MTA Board serve
rotating 18-month terms with 4 alternate non-voting members. The
objective of this somewhat confusing system of rotating non-voting
members is to have one non-voting member representing the commuters
(the users of transit, Long Island Railroad or Metro-North Railroad)
interests and one non-voting member representing labor (transit, Long
Island Railroad or Metro-North Railroad) interests, with the only
restriction being that the two non-voting members serving at anyone
time can not both represent the same MTA agency. This is to ensure
that there is always one subway/bus representative (rider or labor)
and one commuter railroad (rider or labor) representative. As with
regular prospective MTA members, non-voting and alternate members
must be confirmed by the New York State Senate.

This provision of law should be extended to allow two non-voting
members to continue to serve on the Board.
The inclusion of both rider and labor viewpoints at the MTA Board
level broadens participation and ultimately benefits the Board and
the MTA users.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5415

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter 549 of the laws of 1994, amending the public
  authorities law relating to the membership composition of  the  metro-
  politan  transportation  authority board, in relation to extending the
  effectiveness of such provisions

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

  Section  1. Section 3 of chapter 549 of the laws of 1994, amending the
public authorities law relating to the  membership  composition  of  the
metropolitan  transportation authority board, as amended by chapter 2 of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 3. This act shall take effect January 1, 1995 and shall  expire  and
be  deemed  repealed  on  January  1, [2012] 2014 and upon such date the
provisions of law amended by this act shall revert to and be read as  if
the provisions of this act had not been enacted.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11352-02-1

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