senate Bill S3754B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the New York city housing authority

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Jul 03, 2013 signed chap.96
Jun 24, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.175
substituted for s3754b
Jun 13, 2013 substituted by a4874a
Jun 04, 2013 amended on third reading 3754b
Jun 03, 2013 amended on third reading (t) 3754a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 18, 2013 referred to housing
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 11, 2013 1st report cal.175
Feb 13, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

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Mar 11, 2013 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

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Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2013

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S3754 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4874A
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §402, rpld sub 3, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A4874

S3754 - Bill Texts

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

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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.

S3754A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4874A
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §402, rpld sub 3, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A4874

S3754A - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S3754A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to
the composition of the New York city housing authority, and in
relation to the compensation of members of the New York city housing
authority; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating
thereto

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill would alter the structure
and operation of the New York City Housing Authority's board of
directors.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would change the composition
of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) members to consist of
three tenant representative members, and four other members including
the Chairman. The bill would change the term of members of the
authority, other than the chairman, from five to three years. Upon the
removal of members, other than the Chairman, the Mayor would be
required to file the reason for removal of the member in the Office of
the Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services and make the
reasons for such removal available to the Public. The bill would
extend the time for the Mayor to fill vacancies of the board to 90
days.

This bill would also require that only the NYCHA chairman work
full-time for the Authority and not be employed elsewhere. The bill
would authorize the chairman's salary to be fixed by local law.
Members other than the chairman would receive a monthly stipend of
two-hundred fifty dollars for every four hours of work performed for
the authority, not to exceed one-thousand five hundred dollars every
month.

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

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on June 1, 2013, Provided
that the mayor of the City of New York may make appointments to the
board prior to the effective date of this act.

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

                                 3754--A
    Cal. No. 175

                       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  --  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 housing law, in relation to  the  composition
  of the New York city housing authority, and in relation to the compen-
  sation  of  members  of  the  New  York city housing authority; and to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 3 of section 402 of the public housing law is
REPEALED and a new subdivision 3 is added to read as follows:
  3. THE AUTHORITY SHALL CONSIST  OF  SEVEN  MEMBERS  APPOINTED  BY  THE
MAYOR,  ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY THE MAYOR AS CHAIRMAN REMOVA-
BLE AT HIS OR HER PLEASURE. THE TERM OF OFFICE OF EACH MEMBER OTHER THAN
THE CHAIRMAN SHALL BE THREE YEARS, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT  THE  INITIAL
APPOINTMENTS  OF  THE  SIX  MEMBERS  OTHER THAN THE CHAIRMAN SHALL BE AS
FOLLOWS: TWO SHALL  BE  APPOINTED  FOR  ONE-YEAR  TERMS,  TWO  SHALL  BE
APPOINTED  FOR TWO-YEAR TERMS, AND TWO SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR THREE-YEAR
TERMS. THE MAYOR SHALL FILE WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HOUSING  A  CERTIF-
ICATE  OF  APPOINTMENT  OF  THE  CHAIRMAN AND OF EACH MEMBER. ANY MEMBER
OTHER THAN THE CHAIRMAN MAY BE REMOVED BY THE MAYOR UPON FILING  IN  THE
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND SERV-
ING  UPON  THE MEMBER THE REASONS THEREFOR.  SUCH DOCUMENT SETTING FORTH
THE REASONS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC,  WHICH  SHALL
INCLUDE  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED TO PUBLISHING THE REASONS ON THE NEW YORK
CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY'S WEBSITE. THREE OF SUCH  MEMBERS  SHALL  BE  THE
TENANT  OF  RECORD  OR  AN AUTHORIZED MEMBER OF THE TENANT HOUSEHOLD, IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08551-03-3

S. 3754--A                          2

GOOD STANDING, RESIDING IN ONE OF THE FEDERAL PROJECTS OWNED OR OPERATED
BY THE AUTHORITY, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR THE  INITIAL  APPOINTMENTS
OF  THE  THREE  SUCH  MEMBERS,  ONE SHALL BE AMONG THE MEMBERS INITIALLY
APPOINTED  FOR  ONE-YEAR TERMS, ONE SHALL BE AMONG THE MEMBERS INITIALLY
APPOINTED FOR TWO-YEAR  TERMS,  AND  ONE  SHALL  BE  AMONG  THE  MEMBERS
INITIALLY  APPOINTED  FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS. A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF A
MEMBER OTHER THAN THE CHAIRMAN OCCURRING OTHERWISE THAN BY EXPIRATION OF
TERM SHALL BE FILLED FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM. FURTHER, ANY VACANCY IN THE
OFFICE OF A TENANT MEMBER SHALL ONLY BE FILLED BY THE APPOINTMENT OF  AN
ELIGIBLE TENANT MEMBER, AND SUCH APPOINTMENT SHALL BE MADE WITHIN NINETY
DAYS OF SUCH VACANCY.
  S  2.  Subdivision  4  of  section  402  of the public housing law, as
amended by chapter 531 of the laws  of  2010,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  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 authori-
ty  other  than the additional tenant member] shall receive a salary the
amount of which shall be fixed by  local  law.  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  3.  This  act  shall take effect on June 1, 2013, provided that the
mayor of the city of New York may make appointments to the board created
by subdivision 3 of section 402 of the public housing law, as  added  by
section one of this act, prior to the effective date of this act.

S3754B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4874A
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §402, rpld sub 3, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A4874

S3754B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3754B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to
the composition of the New York city housing authority, and in
relation to the compensation of members of the New York city housing
authority; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating
thereto

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill would alter the structure
and operation of the New York City Housing Authority's board of
directors.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would change the composition
of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) members to consist of
three tenant representative members, and four other members including
the Chairman. The bill would change the term of members of the
authority, other than the chairman, from five to three years. Upon the
removal of members, other than the Chairman, the Mayor would be
required to file the reason for removal of the member in the Office of
the Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services and make the
reasons for such removal available to the Public. The bill would
extend the time for the Mayor to fill vacancies of the board to 90
days.

This bill would also require that only the NYCHA chairman work
full-time for the Authority and not be employed elsewhere. The bill
would authorize the chairman's salary to be fixed by local law.
Members other than the chairman would receive a monthly stipend of
two-hundred fifty dollars for every four hours of work Performed for
the authority, not to exceed one-thousand five hundred dollars every
month.

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

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on June 1, 2013, Provided
that the mayor of the City of New York may make appointments to the
board prior to the effective date of this act.

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

                                 3754--B
    Cal. No. 175

                       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  --  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 -- again amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the public housing law, in relation to the composition
  of the New York city housing authority, and in relation to the compen-
  sation of members of the New  York  city  housing  authority;  and  to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 402 of the public housing  law  is
REPEALED and a new subdivision 3 is added to read as follows:
  3.  THE  AUTHORITY  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  SEVEN MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE
MAYOR, ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY THE MAYOR AS CHAIRMAN  REMOVA-
BLE AT HIS OR HER PLEASURE. THE TERM OF OFFICE OF EACH MEMBER OTHER THAN
THE  CHAIRMAN  SHALL BE THREE YEARS, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE INITIAL
APPOINTMENTS OF THE SIX MEMBERS OTHER THAN  THE  CHAIRMAN  SHALL  BE  AS
FOLLOWS:  TWO  SHALL  BE  APPOINTED  FOR  ONE-YEAR  TERMS,  TWO SHALL BE
APPOINTED FOR TWO-YEAR TERMS, AND TWO SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR  THREE-YEAR
TERMS.  THE  MAYOR SHALL FILE WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HOUSING A CERTIF-
ICATE OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN AND  OF  EACH  MEMBER.  ANY  MEMBER
OTHER  THAN  THE CHAIRMAN MAY BE REMOVED BY THE MAYOR UPON FILING IN THE
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND SERV-
ING UPON THE MEMBER THE REASONS THEREFOR.  SUCH DOCUMENT  SETTING  FORTH
THE  REASONS  SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHICH SHALL
INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO PUBLISHING THE REASONS  ON  THE  NEW  YORK
CITY  HOUSING  AUTHORITY'S  WEBSITE.  THREE  OF  SUCH MEMBERS SHALL BE A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08551-05-3

S. 3754--B                          2

TENANT OF RECORD OR AN AUTHORIZED MEMBER OF  THE  TENANT  HOUSEHOLD,  IN
GOOD STANDING, RESIDING IN ONE OF THE FEDERAL PROJECTS OWNED OR OPERATED
BY  THE  AUTHORITY, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR THE INITIAL APPOINTMENTS
OF  THE  THREE  SUCH  MEMBERS,  ONE SHALL BE AMONG THE MEMBERS INITIALLY
APPOINTED FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS, ONE SHALL BE AMONG THE  MEMBERS  INITIALLY
APPOINTED  FOR  TWO-YEAR  TERMS,  AND  ONE  SHALL  BE  AMONG THE MEMBERS
INITIALLY APPOINTED FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS. A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE  OF  A
MEMBER OTHER THAN THE CHAIRMAN OCCURRING OTHERWISE THAN BY EXPIRATION OF
TERM SHALL BE FILLED FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM. FURTHER, ANY VACANCY IN THE
OFFICE  OF A TENANT MEMBER SHALL ONLY BE FILLED BY THE APPOINTMENT OF AN
ELIGIBLE TENANT MEMBER, AND SUCH APPOINTMENT SHALL BE MADE WITHIN NINETY
DAYS OF SUCH VACANCY.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section  402  of  the  public  housing  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  531  of  the  laws  of 2010, is amended to read as
follows:
  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 authori-
ty other than the additional tenant member] shall receive a  salary  the
amount  of  which  shall  be  fixed by local law. 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 3. This act shall take effect on June 1,  2013,  provided  that  the
mayor of the city of New York may make appointments to the board created
by  subdivision  3 of section 402 of the public housing law, as added by
section one of this act, prior to the effective date of this act.

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