senate Bill S1550A

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

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

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BILL NUMBER:S1550A

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 under the oversight of the Authorities Budget
Office.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1-Municipal Housing Authorities are
added to the definition of "local authority."

Section 2-Repeals Section 7 of Chapter 913 of the Laws of1957 which is
a necessary conforming amendment.

Section 3-Lists the effective date as 120 days after this bill shall
have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill ensures that Municipal Housing Authorities
(MHA) are subject to the review and regulation of the Authorities
Budget Office (ABO). With over loo MHA's across the State, housing
hundreds of thousands of our residents, employing tens of thousands of
thousands of workers and managing million and billion dollar budgets,
it is the duty of our State to ensure absolute responsibility,
including operating transparency, financial accountability, board
governance, State Comptroller approval of contracts, whistleblower
protections, MWBE participation and land disposition oversight. This
very simple bill corrects an oversight dating back to 1957 when MHA's
were rationally consolidated into the same section of law, severing
them from the requirements of the public authorities law. What may
have made sense in the time of Governor W. Averell Harriman has long
been superseded by the considerations of sunlight, answerability and
good governance. Notably, protections (in the form of exemptions) for
small MHA's that may be burdened by compliance requirements would
naturally apply, as they do now for smaller authorities-most of which
have found the will to comply in practice, regardless of size and
scope. This legislation is supported by the Community Service Society
of New York and the Urban Justice Center.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Senate Bill 7535 / Assembly Bill 10548 of 2012:
Referred to Corporations, Authorities & Commissions in both houses.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minor, if any at all, costs associated with
compliance-with an exemption process available to those MHA's who may
find compliance fiscally burdensome.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 120 days after this bill shall have become a law.

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

                                 1550--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SQUADRON -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said  committee
  and  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

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)

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04224-02-4

S. 1550--A                          2

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 on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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