senate Bill S1550

Amended

Provides that municipal housing authorities in cities having a population of one million or more shall be subject to the review and regulation of the authorities budget office; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 10 / Mar / 2014
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 28 / Apr / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 08 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1550A
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1062
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED 1550B
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Provides that municipal housing authorities in cities having a population of one million or more shall be subject to the review and regulation of the authorities budget office.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2847
Versions:
S1550
S1550A
S1550B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, Pub Auth L; rpld §7, Chap 913 of 1957
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7535, A10548

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BILL NUMBER:S1550

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to making municipal
housing authorities subject to the review and regulation of the
authorities budget office; and to repeal section 7 of chapter 913 of the
laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating to incorporating
certain provisions of the public authorities law therein, relating to
exempting municipal housing authorities from the public authorities law

PURPOSE:
This bill adds municipal housing authorities to the list of entities
that fall within the purview of the public authorities reform
legislation and the Authorities Budget Office.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - municipal housing authority is added to the definition of
"local authority".

Section 2 - section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the
public housing law relating to incorporating certain provisions
of the public authorities law therein is repealed.

Section 3 - effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
The bill would strengthen the Public Authorities Reform Act by
including "municipal housing authority" within the definition of "local
authority". The enactment of public authorities reform tasked the
Authorities Budget Office with responsibilities such as: prohibiting
the creation of subsidiary authorities without legislative
approval (with certain exceptions), making changes to the authority
board's governing process, creating a fiduciary duty, enabling the
comptroller to approve authority contracts, strengthening the rules
on the disposition of public authority property, providing MWBE and
creating whistleblower protections. However, due to the oversight
of a statute from 1957, municipal public housing authorities were
inadvertently excluded from the reform legislation. This bill
corrects that oversight.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S7535 - Referred to Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1550

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- 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 making munic-
  ipal  housing  authorities subject to the review and regulation of the
  authorities budget office; and to repeal section 7 of chapter  913  of
  the  laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating to incorpo-
  rating certain provisions  of  the  public  authorities  law  therein,
  relating  to  exempting  municipal housing authorities from the public
  authorities law

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 2 of the public authorities law,
as amended by chapter 257 of the laws of 2011, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2. "local authority" shall mean (a) a public authority or public bene-
fit  corporation  created by or existing under this chapter or any other
law of the state of New York whose members do not hold a civil office of
the state, are not appointed by the governor or  are  appointed  by  the
governor specifically upon the recommendation of the local government or
governments; (b) a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with, sponsored
by,  or  created  by  a  county, city, town or village government; (c) a
local industrial developmental agency or authority or other local public
benefit corporation; (d) an affiliate of such local authority; [or]  (e)
a  land bank corporation created pursuant to article sixteen of the not-
for-profit corporation law; OR (F) ANY MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY.
  S 2. Section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the  public
housing  law  relating to incorporating certain provisions of the public
authorities law therein is REPEALED.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04224-01-3

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