senate Bill S7524

Relates to the composition of the Niagara Frontier transportation authority

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 31 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1111
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A10543

Summary

Relates to the composition of the Niagara Frontier transportation authority; adds additional non-voting community representative.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10543
Versions:
S7524
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1299-c, Pub Auth L (as proposed in S.6536 & A.9455)

Votes

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17
Aye
0
Nay
1
aye with reservations
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absent
1
excused
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7524

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the composition of
the Niagara Frontier transportation authority

PURPOSE:
Technical amendment to clarify the composition of the Niagara Frontier
Transportation Authority as proposed in S.6536

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends paragraph c of subdivision 1 of section 1299-c as proposed in
S.6536.

JUSTIFICATION:
Under current law, the NFTA Board of Commissioners consists of one
chairman, ten voting members, and one non-voting member representing
the Authority's largest labor organization. All members are
recommended to, and appointed by, the governor with the advice and
consent of the State Senate.

The existing appointment process allows the governor to appoint board
members, excluding the non-voting labor member, from any group or
constituency. The addition of a member of the region's transit
dependent community and/or people with disabilities will facilitate
their input and result in better public service. The transit
dependent community and people with disabilities represent a
significant percentage of the NFTA Metro ridership base. The
appointment of this member will ensure that their interests are
properly represented and taken into consideration by the board. This
member would also provide real time input from those constituencies
and help the NFTA best serve and connect with riders.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  7524

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the  composi-
  tion of the Niagara Frontier transportation authority

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of  section  1299-c  of  the
public authorities law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2012 amend-
ing  the  public  authorities  law  relating  to  the composition of the
Niagara Frontier transportation authority, as  proposed  in  legislative
bills numbers S. 6536 and A. 9455, is amended to read as follows:
  (c)  There  shall also be a second non-voting member of the authority,
who shall not be considered in determining a quorum. The second non-vot-
ing member shall be appointed by the governor as a representative of the
transit dependent COMMUNITY  and/or  [disabled  community]  PEOPLE  WITH
DISABILITIES. The second non-voting member shall be appointed for a term
of  five  years.  [The chair of the authority, at his or her discretion,
may exclude such non-voting member from attending any portion of a meet-
ing of the authority or of any committee held pursuant to the  executive
session provisions of the open meetings law.]
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
manner as a chapter of the laws of  2012,  as  proposed  in  legislative
bills numbers S. 6536 and A. 9455, takes effect.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16094-01-2

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