senate Bill S5878C

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Accountability Act"

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 12, 2012 amended on third reading 5878c
Feb 29, 2012 amended on third reading 5878b
Feb 15, 2012 advanced to third reading
Feb 14, 2012 2nd report cal.
Feb 13, 2012 1st report cal.195
Jan 06, 2012 print number 5878a
amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 04, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Sep 03, 2011 referred to rules

Votes

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Feb 13, 2012 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S5878A
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 13, 2012

Bill Amendments

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S5878 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8677B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Laws Affected:
Amd §1 Art XV-A, add Arts XV-B - XV-F, Chap 154 of 1921

S5878 - Summary

Enacts the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Accountability Act".

S5878 - Sponsor Memo

S5878 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5878

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LANZA, FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend chapter 154 of the laws of 1921 constituting the Port of
  New York Authority, in relation to oversight of such authority

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Oversight Act".
  S 2. Chapter 154 of the laws of 1921 constituting the Port of New York
Authority is amended by adding a new section 1-a to read as follows:
  S 1-A. 1. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
  A. BECAUSE THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW  JERSEY  ("THE  PORT
AUTHORITY")  PERFORMS  MANY  CRITICAL  TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
FUNCTIONS, THERE IS A NEED FOR LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE TRANSPAR-
ENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE PORT AUTHORITY;
  B. WHILE THIS STATE HAS RECENTLY  IMPLEMENTED  A  SIGNIFICANT  SET  OF
OVERSIGHT  MEASURES  FOR OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES, THESE OVERSIGHT MEAS-
URES DO NOT EXTEND TO THE PORT AUTHORITY BECAUSE  IT  IS  AN  INTERSTATE
AUTHORITY; AND
  C.  IT  IS  IN  THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC THAT THE STATES OF NEW
YORK AND NEW JERSEY ENACT SUBSTANTIVELY IDENTICAL LEGISLATION  IN  ORDER
TO  PROVIDE  OVERSIGHT  TO THE PRACTICES OF THE PORT AUTHORITY TO ENSURE
THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF THE PORT AUTHORITY AS  AN  OPEN,  TRANSPARENT,
AND ACCOUNTABLE INTERSTATE AUTHORITY.
  2. A. THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SHALL:
  (1)  EXECUTE  DIRECT  OVERSIGHT OF THE AUTHORITY'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND
OTHER SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN THE EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL MANAGEMENT  OF  THE
AUTHORITY;
  (2)  UNDERSTAND, REVIEW, AND MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FUNDAMENTAL
FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT  CONTROLS  AND  OPERATIONAL  DECISIONS  OF  THE
AUTHORITY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09602-02-1

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S5878A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8677B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Laws Affected:
Amd §1 Art XV-A, add Arts XV-B - XV-F, Chap 154 of 1921

S5878A - Summary

Enacts the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Accountability Act".

S5878A - Sponsor Memo

S5878A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5878--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LANZA, FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter  154  of the laws of 1921, providing for the
  establishment of the Port of New York Authority, in relation to enact-
  ing the "Port Authority of New York and New  Jersey  Transparency  and
  Accountability Act"

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Account-
ability Act".
  S  2. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of article XV-A of section 1 of chapter 154
of the laws of 1921, providing for the establishment of the Port of  New
York Authority, as added by chapter 275 of the laws of 1992, are amended
to read as follows:
  2. As used in this act:
  [a.] "Board" means the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of
New York and New Jersey.
  [b.] "COMMITTEE" OR "COMMITTEES" MEANS THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, THE GOVER-
NANCE COMMITTEE, AND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE REQUIRED TO BE ESTABLISHED BY
THE  BOARD IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISIONS 2, 3 AND 4 OF ARTICLE XV-B OF
THIS SECTION.
  "Meeting" means any gathering, whether corporeal or by means of commu-
nication equipment, which is attended by, or open to,  the  board,  held
with the intent, on the part of the board members present, to discuss or
act as a unit upon the specific public business of the authority. "Meet-
ing"  does  not  mean a gathering (1) attended by less than an effective

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09602-03-1

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S5878B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8677B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Laws Affected:
Amd §1 Art XV-A, add Arts XV-B - XV-F, Chap 154 of 1921

S5878B - Summary

Enacts the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Accountability Act".

S5878B - Sponsor Memo

S5878B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5878--B
    Cal. No. 195

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LANZA, FUSCHILLO, FLANAGAN, GOLDEN, MARTINS, SAVINO
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Corpo-
  rations, Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend chapter 154 of the  laws  of  1921,  providing  for  the
  establishment of the Port of New York Authority, in relation to enact-
  ing  the  "Port  Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and
  Accountability Act"

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Account-
ability Act".
  S 2. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of article XV-A of section 1 of chapter  154
of  the laws of 1921, providing for the establishment of the Port of New
York Authority, as added by chapter 275 of the laws of 1992, are amended
to read as follows:
  2. As used in this act:
  [a.] "Board" means the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of
New York and New Jersey.
  [b.] "COMMITTEE" OR "COMMITTEES" MEANS THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, THE GOVER-
NANCE COMMITTEE, AND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE REQUIRED TO BE ESTABLISHED BY
THE BOARD IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISIONS 2, 3 AND 4 OF ARTICLE XV-B  OF
THIS SECTION.
  "Meeting" means any gathering, whether corporeal or by means of commu-
nication  equipment,  which  is attended by, or open to, the board, held

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

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S5878C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8677B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Laws Affected:
Amd §1 Art XV-A, add Arts XV-B - XV-F, Chap 154 of 1921

S5878C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Accountability Act".

S5878C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5878C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5878--C
    Cal. No. 195

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LANZA, FUSCHILLO, FLANAGAN, GOLDEN, MARTINS, SAVINO
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Corpo-
  rations, Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend chapter 154 of the  laws  of  1921,  providing  for  the
  establishment of the Port of New York Authority, in relation to enact-
  ing  the  "Port  Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and
  Accountability Act"

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Account-
ability Act".
  S 2. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of article XV-A of section 1 of chapter  154
of  the laws of 1921, providing for the establishment of the Port of New
York Authority, as added by chapter 275 of the laws of 1992, are amended
to read as follows:
  2. As used in this act:
  [a.] "Board" means the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of
New York and New Jersey.
  [b.] "COMMITTEE" OR "COMMITTEES" MEANS THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, THE GOVER-
NANCE COMMITTEE, AND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE REQUIRED TO BE ESTABLISHED BY
THE BOARD IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISIONS 2, 3 AND 4 OF ARTICLE XV-B  OF
THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09602-07-2

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