senate Bill S3754

Amended

Relates to the New York city housing authority

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 13 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 11 / Mar / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.175
  • 12 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 13 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Mar / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Mar / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 3754A
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3754B
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A4874A

Summary

Relates to the composition and compensation of the New York city housing authority.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3754
S3754A
S3754B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง402, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Cycle:
A4874

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BILL NUMBER:S3754

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to
the composition of the New York city housing authority

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation changes the composi-
tion of the NYCHA Board

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill would amend subdivision 3 and 4 of section 402 of
the Public Housing Law to add an additional tenant representative on the
New York City Housing Authority ("NYCHA", "the Authority"), appointed by
the Mayor of New York City.

The bill would change the term of members of the authority (other than
the chairman) from five to three years. The bill would also authorize
the Mayor to remove NYCHA members without cause, and would extend the
time for the Mayor to fill vacancies of tenant-representatives on the
Authority to 90 days. Section 1 would amend subdivision 4 of section 402
of the Public Housing Law to require that only the NYCHA chairman work
full-time for the Authority and not be employed elsewhere. The bill
would authorize the Mayor to establish the chairman's salary and would
fix a compensation rate for the other NYCHA members.

Section 2 would provide that the bill take effect 30 days after enact-
ment. This bill amends subdivision c of section 208-f of the General
Municipal Law as amended by chapter 285 of the laws of 2012 and subdivi-
sion c of section 361-a of the Retirement and social Security Law, as
amended by chapter 285 of the Laws of 2012.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would expand tenant representation on the
Authority. Currently NYCHA is comprised of four appointees, including
the chairman and one tenant-representative. The bill would expand the
Authority to five members by adding an additional tenant-representative,
ensuring that NYCHA residents are well-represented on the Authority. The
bill also sets a new equitable compensation structure for board members
other than the fulltime chairman that reflects the time they are
expected to dedicate to the performance of their Authority duties.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to State

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

                                  3754

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT  to amend the public housing law, in relation to the composition
  of the New York city housing authority

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 402 of the public housing
law, as amended by chapter 531 of the laws of 2010, are amended to  read
as follows:
  3. On and after May first, nineteen hundred fifty-eight, the authority
shall consist of three members appointed by the mayor, one of whom shall
be designated by the mayor as chairman removable at his OR HER pleasure.
The members other than the chairman first appointed for terms commencing
on May first, nineteen hundred fifty-eight, shall be appointed for terms
of  three and five years, respectively. Thereafter the term of office of
each member other than the chairman shall be  [five]  THREE  years.  The
mayor  shall  file  with  the  commissioner  of housing a certificate of
appointment of the chairman and of each member. Any member  [other  than
the  chairman]  may  be  removed  by the mayor [for cause after a public
hearing] AT HIS OR HER PLEASURE. [On and after July first  in  the  year
next  succeeding the year in which this sentence shall take effect, the]
THE authority shall consist of [one] TWO additional [member] MEMBERS who
shall be appointed by the mayor and shall be removable  at  his  or  her
pleasure. Such additional [member] MEMBERS must be eighteen years of age
or  older  and  be  the  tenant of record or an authorized member of the
tenant household, in good standing, residing in one of the three hundred
thirty-five federal projects owned  or  operated  by  the  authority.  A
vacancy  in  the office of a member other than the chairman or the addi-
tional tenant [member] MEMBERS occurring otherwise than by expiration of
term shall be filled for the unexpired term; provided, however,  that  a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08551-01-3

S. 3754                             2

vacancy in the seat held by the additional tenant [member] MEMBERS shall
be filled by the mayor within [thirty] NINETY days of such vacancy.
  4. The chairman [and the other members of the authority other than the
additional  tenant  member]  shall give [their] HIS OR HER whole time to
[their] HIS OR HER duties and shall not engage in any other  occupation,
profession or employment. The chairman [and the members of the authority
other  than  the  additional  tenant  member] shall receive a salary the
amount of which shall be fixed by [local law] THE MAYOR. The [additional
tenant member] OTHER MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY shall receive a  [monthly]
stipend  in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars FOR EVERY FOUR HOURS
OF WORK PERFORMED FOR THE AUTHORITY, NOT TO  EXCEED  ONE  THOUSAND  FIVE
HUNDRED DOLLARS PER MONTH.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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