senate Bill S6934A

Relates to the membership of the Saratoga county water authority

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to 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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9234A
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:S6934A

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 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 five members of the board to be
residents of its servicing municipalities of which one or more may
also be the four elected officials already required by law. 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 and allow for non-resident board
members.

EXISTING LAW:

Currently, each municipality that is a customer of the authority must
be represented by a board member and each board member must be a
resident of a serviced municipality. There are currently seven members
serving on the board and seven municipalities.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6934--A
    Cal. No. 610

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities
  and Commissions -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered  to
  first  and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate
  and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored
  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
  in the order of third reading

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 shall be a resident of each municipality with which the authority
has service or distribution contracts, and for terms of two years ending
in each case on December thirty-first of the last year  of  such  term.]
SUBSEQUENT  APPOINTMENTS  OF  BOARD  MEMBERS  SHALL  BE MADE IN THE SAME
MANNER, EXCEPT THAT AT LEAST FIVE OF THE SEVEN MEMBERS SHALL EACH  BE  A
RESIDENT  OF  A  MUNICIPALITY  WITH WHICH THE AUTHORITY HAS A SERVICE OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14423-05-4

S. 6934--A                          2

DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT, EACH OF THE SAID RESIDENT BOARD MEMBERS SHALL NOT
BE A RESIDENT OF THE SAME  MUNICIPALITY  AS  ANY  OTHER  RESIDENT  BOARD
MEMBER  AND  MAY BE ONE OR MORE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED ELECTED OFFICIALS.
SUBSEQUENT APPOINTMENTS OF BOARD MEMBERS SHALL BE FOR TERMS OF TWO YEARS
AND END, 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 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 meet-
ings 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  supervisors, the office may be deemed vacant for the
purposes of the nomination 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 neces-
sary expenses including travel expenses, incurred in  the  discharge  of
their duties.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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