senate Bill S5437

Increases the membership of the Orange county water authority from 5 members to 7 members

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 20 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1017
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A3152

Summary

Increases the membership of the Orange county water authority from five to seven members.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3152
Versions:
S5437
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1199-dd, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A11141A, S7888, A11141A

Votes

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5437

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to increasing
the membership of the Orange county water authority

PURPOSE:
To increase the membership of the Orange county water authority from 5
members to 7 members.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Increases the membership of the Authority from five (5) to
seven (7) members and amends any references to the number three (3) to
read the number four (4) as such references relate to a quorum or action
by a favorable vote.

Section 2: Enacting Clause

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill was requested by the Orange County Legislature. The County of
Orange believes it to be necessary, and in the best interests of the
County and its residents, to increase the capacity, expertise and diver-
sity of the Orange County Water Authority. To meet that necessity, the
County of Orange desires to increase the membership of the Authority
from five (5) to seven (7) members.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.7888-Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5437

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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 increasing
  the membership of the Orange county water authority

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 1199-dd of the public authorities
law, as added by chapter 709 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read  as
follows:
  1.  A  public  corporation,  to  be  known as the "Orange county water
authority" is hereby created for the public purposes  and  charged  with
the  duties  and having the powers provided in this title. The authority
shall be a body corporate and  politic  constituting  a  public  benefit
corporation  and  shall  be  a "public district" for purposes of section
eighty-nine-l of the public service law, the objects  of  which  in  the
judgment  of  the  legislature cannot be attained under general laws. It
shall consist of [five] SEVEN members, who shall  be  residents  of  the
county  and  be  appointed  by  the  county  executive.  All  members so
appointed shall be subject to confirmation by  the  county  legislature.
The  first  members appointed by the county executive shall be appointed
for the following terms of office: two for a  term  ending  on  December
thirty-first  of  the second year following the year in which this title
shall have become law; [and] three for a term ending on  December  thir-
ty-first  of the third year following the year in which this title shall
have become law; ONE FOR A TERM ENDING  ON  DECEMBER  THIRTY-FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  THIRTEEN;  AND ONE FOR A TERM ENDING ON DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.  Subsequent appointments of members shall be made
for a term of two years ending in each case on December thirty-first  of
the  last  year  of such term. All members shall continue to hold office
until their successors are appointed and qualify.   Vacancies  shall  be

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02802-01-1

S. 5437                             2

filled  in  the  manner  provided  for  original appointment. Vacancies,
occurring otherwise than by expiration  of  term  of  office,  shall  be
filled  by  appointment for the unexpired terms.  Members may be removed
from  office  for  the  same  reasons  and  in the same manner as may be
provided by law for the removal of officers of the county.  The  members
of  the  authority shall receive no compensation for their services, but
shall be reimbursed for all their actual and necessary expenses incurred
in connection with the carrying out of the purposes of this  title.  The
powers  of  the  authority  shall  be  vested in and be exercised by the
governing body at a meeting duly called  and  held  where  a  quorum  of
[three] FOUR members are present. No action shall be taken except pursu-
ant  to the favorable vote of at least [three] FOUR members. The govern-
ing body may delegate to one or more of its members, officers, agents or
employees such powers and duties as it may deem proper.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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