senate Bill S1265

Relates to appointments to the water board of the city of New York

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
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    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Relates to appointments to the water board of the city of New York.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A670
Versions:
S1265
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1045-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1394, A3725A
2009-2010: S8320, A11060

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BILL NUMBER:S1265

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the city of New York
water board

PURPOSE OF BILL:
To place limitations on the number of members of the
Water Board the Mayor of New York City may appoint and give
additional appointing power to the Speaker of the City Council and
the City Comptroller.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill requires that three (3) of
the seven (7) members of the Water Board be appointed by the Mayor of
New York City, three appointed by the Speaker of the City Council and
one (1) by the City Comptroller. The Chair of the board would then be
duly elected by the newly appointed members.

JUSTIFICATION:
The New York City Water Board sets the rates for water
and sewer fees charged to all building owners, home owners and
businesses in New York City. The members of the Water Board are
currently all Mayoral appointees. This bill would give appointing
power to two other offices of the city government and would offer a
level of accountability to the rate payers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.1394 - Referred to Rules
2009-10: S.8320 - Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately upon enactment, although members may serve
out the remainder of their two-year term even if they are made
ineligible for reappointment.

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

                                  1265

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PERKINS, AVELLA -- 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 the city of
  New York water board

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 1045-f of the public authorities
law, as added by chapter 513 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read  as
follows:
  2.  (A) The water board shall consist of seven members TO BE appointed
[by the mayor.] AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) THREE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR;
  (II) THREE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL;
  (III) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
  (B) Terms of office of the members shall be two years except that  the
terms of four of the board members first appointed shall be one year. At
least  one member shall have experience in the science of water resource
development. No member shall be a director of the authority.  [The mayor
shall appoint a chairman from among  the  members  of  the  board.]  THE
CHAIRMAN  SHALL  BE DULY ELECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, SUBJECT TO
THE SAME QUORUM AND VOTING REQUIREMENTS AS PROVIDED FOR  IN  SUBDIVISION
SEVEN  OF  THIS SECTION. All members shall continue to hold office until
their successors are appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be  filled
in  the  manner provided for original appointments. Vacancies, occurring
otherwise than by expiration of term of office, shall be filled  in  the
same manner as original appointments for the unexpired terms.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02705-01-3

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