senate Bill S3598

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

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 07 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.374
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.177
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS

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:
A5410
Versions:
S3598
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1045-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S7685, A3725A
2009-2010: A11060, A11060

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BILL NUMBER:S3598

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

PURPOSE OF BILL: Relates to appointments to the water board of the city
of New York.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one amends subdivision two of section 1045-f of the public
authorities law, as added by chapter 513 of the laws of 1954.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The New York City Water Board sets the rates for water
and sewer fees charged to all building owners, home owners and busi-
nesses 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 account-
ability to the rate payers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.7685 - Referred to Rules / A.3725 Referred
to Rules 2010: A.11060/S.8320 Passed the Assembly, Referred to Rules
in the Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3598

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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) FOUR MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR;
  (II) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE CITY COUNCIL;
  (III) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK;
AND
  (IV) ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE.
  (B) ALL MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE BOARD MUST BE CONFIRMED BY  THE  CITY
COUNCIL BEFORE THEY MAY COMMENCE THEIR TERM.
  (C)  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.] NO
APPOINTEE SHALL BE AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY, OR HAVE SERVED IN
SUCH CAPACITY IN THE PRECEDING SIX MONTH PERIOD.  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  succes-
sors  are  appointed  and  qualified.  Vacancies  shall be filled in the
manner provided for original appointments. Vacancies,  occurring  other-
wise  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.
                                                           LBD02705-02-3

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