senate Bill S6934

Amended

Relates to the membership of the Saratoga county water 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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  • 02 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.610
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6934A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A9234A

Summary

Relates to the membership of the Saratoga county water authority.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6934
S6934A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1199-ddd, Pub Auth L

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BILL NUMBER:S6934

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to the membership of the Saratoga county water authority

PURPOSE: To set forth the manner in which the board members are
appointed to govern the authority as well as the composition of
members that serve on the board.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends subdivision 1 of section 1199-ddd of the public
authorities law. It provides for three members of the board to be
residents of its servicing municipalities of which one may also be one
of the four elected officials already required by such law contract.
This legislation will allow the composition of the board to change so
that each municipality need not be represented on the board. This will
allow more municipalities to join the authority without having to
change the number of board members.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, the bylaws of the authority mandates that
each municipality that is a customer of the authority, must be
represented by a board member. There are currently seven members
serving on the board.

JUSTIFICATION: Saratoga County is one of the fastest growing counties
in the state not only in terms of population but as a recognized
center for high technology research and manufacturing. To that end,
there is an increasing demand by municipalities for water to enable
them to continue to meet the demands of a growing economy. This
legislation will allow the composition of the board to change so that
each municipality need not be represented on the board. This will
allow more municipalities to join the authority without having to
change the number of board members which is presently set at seven.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No budget impact.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6934                                                  A. 9234

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Corpo-
  rations, Authorities and Commissions

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the member-
  ship of the Saratoga county water authority

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1199-ddd of the public authorities
law,  as  amended by chapter 184 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read
as follows:
  1. A public corporation known as the "Saratoga county water authority"
is hereby created for the public purposes and charged  with  the  duties
and  having  the powers provided in this title. The authority shall be a
corporate governmental agency constituting a public benefit  corporation
and  shall  be  a  "public district" for the purposes of section eighty-
nine-l of the public service law. The authority shall be governed  by  a
board  consisting of seven members, who shall be residents of the county
and be appointed by  the  chairman  of  the  board  of  supervisors  and
confirmed  by  the  board of supervisors. At least four members shall be
elected officials. The first members appointed shall  be  appointed  for
the  following  terms:  four for a term ending on December thirty-first,
nineteen hundred ninety-six; three for a term ending on  December  thir-
ty-first,  nineteen  hundred  ninety-seven.  Subsequent  appointment  of
members shall be made in the same manner,  except  that  at  least  [one
member]  THREE  MEMBERS shall be [a resident] RESIDENTS of [each munici-
pality] MUNICIPALITIES with which the authority has service or  distrib-
ution  contracts, WHICH MEMBERS MAY BE ONE OR MORE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED
ELECTED OFFICIALS, and for terms of two years ending  in  each  case  on
December  thirty-first  of the last year of such term. All members shall
continue to hold office until their successors are  appointed  and  have
qualified.    Vacancies  shall  be  filled  in  the  manner provided for

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14423-04-4

S. 6934                             2                            A. 9234

original appointment. Vacancies occurring otherwise than  by  expiration
of  terms  of  office,  shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired
terms.  Members may be removed from office for the same reasons  and  in
the same manner as may be provided by law for the removal of officers of
the county. In addition, members may be removed from office by the board
of  supervisors  for  inefficiency,  neglect  of  duty  or misconduct in
office, after the board of supervisors has given such member a  copy  of
the  charges  against  him  and  opportunity to be heard in person or by
counsel in his defense, upon not less than ten days notice. If a  member
fails  to  attend  three  consecutive regular meetings of the authority,
unless such absence is for good cause and is excused by the  chairperson
of  the  authority  or  other  presiding  officer, or in the case of the
chairperson of the authority, by the chairperson of the board of  super-
visors,  the  office  may be deemed vacant for the purposes of the nomi-
nation and appointment of a successor.  The  members  of  the  authority
shall  receive  no salary from the authority. Members and officers shall
be entitled to reimbursement of  their  actual  and  necessary  expenses
including travel expenses, incurred in the discharge of their duties.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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