senate Bill S3376

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires a quorum of members of the board of the New York city transit authority and the board of the MTA to attend certain public hearings

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
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S3376 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5981
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1201 & 1263, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5280, A5656
2009-2010: A1810

S3376 - Summary

Requires a quorum of members of the board of the New York city transit authority and the board of the metropolitan transportation authority to attend certain public hearings conducted by such authorities relating to increasing the rate of fares or tolls, closing or reducing access to a passenger station and discontinuing or reducing service to any rapid transit or omnibus route.

S3376 - Sponsor Memo

S3376 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3376

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  requiring  a
  quorum  of members of the board of the New York city transit authority
  and the board of the metropolitan transportation authority  to  attend
  certain public hearings conducted by such authorities

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 1201  of  the  public  authorities
law,  as  amended by chapter 929 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read
as follows:
  5.  A majority of the whole number of members of the authority then in
office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business  or
the  exercise  of any power of the authority.  A QUORUM SHALL BE PRESENT
AT ANY PUBLIC HEARING REQUIRED BY LAW TO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL:    (A)  TO
INCREASE  THE  RATE  OF  FARES  OR TOLLS TO BE CHARGED;  (B) TO CLOSE OR
REDUCE ACCESS TO A PASSENGER STATION; OR (C) TO  DISCONTINUE  OR  REDUCE
SERVICE  TO ANY RAPID TRANSIT OR OMNIBUS ROUTE. IN THE CASE OF ANY OTHER
PUBLIC HEARINGS REQUIRED BY LAW,  THERE  SHALL  BE  NO  LESS  THAN  FOUR
MEMBERS  OF THE AUTHORITY PRESENT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH REQUIRE-
MENT SHALL NOT APPLY TO HEARINGS REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL TRANSIT  ADMIN-
ISTRATION OR THE EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW. Except as otherwise spec-
ified in this title, for the transaction of any business or the exercise
of any power of the authority, the authority shall have the power to act
by  a  majority  vote  of  the members present at any meeting at which a
quorum is in attendance.  In the event of a tie vote the chairman  shall
cast  one  additional  vote.   For the purposes of the voting and quorum
requirements of this subdivision, the voting and quorum requirements set
forth in subdivision three of section twelve hundred sixty-three of this
article and in any by-law of the metropolitan  transportation  authority

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08335-01-3

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