senate Bill S468

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to appointments to the rent guidelines board

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S468 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A220
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง26-510, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S832, A2265
2009-2010: S5229, A3221

S468 - Bill Texts

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Requires the city council to approve the mayor's appointments to the rent guidelines board.

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BILL NUMBER:S468

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
appointments to the rent guidelines board

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to require that appointees to the Rent
Guidelines Board be subject to confirmation by the New York City
Council.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends subdivision a of section 26-510 of the
administrative code of the city of New York to include the City
Council's advice and consent for appointees to the Rent Guidelines
Board.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Requiring City Council advice and consent for appointees to the New
York City Rent Guidelines Board would provide for important input and
review of the qualifications and experience of the members of a body
that makes crucial decisions that affect millions of residents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to appointments
made on and after such date; provided that the amendments to section
26-510 of chapter 4 of title 26 of the administrative code of the
city of New York made by section one of this act shall expire on the
same date as such law expires and shall not affect the expiration of
such law as provided under section 26-520 of such law.

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

                                   468

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to appointments to the rent guidelines board

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

  Section  1. Subdivision a of section 26-510 of the administrative code
of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
  a. There shall be a rent guidelines board to consist of nine  members,
appointed by the mayor, WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
Two  members  shall be representative of tenants, two shall be represen-
tative of owners of property, and five shall be public members  each  of
whom  shall  have  had at least five years experience in either finance,
economics or housing. One public member shall be designated by the mayor
to serve as chairman and shall hold no other public office.  No  member,
officer or employee of any municipal rent regulation agency or the state
division  of  housing  and  community  renewal and no person who owns or
manages real estate covered by this law or who  is  an  officer  of  any
owner or tenant organization shall serve on a rent guidelines board. One
public  member,  one  member  representative  of  tenants and one member
representative of owners shall serve for a term ending  two  years  from
January  first next succeeding the date of their appointment; one public
member, one member representative of tenants and  one  member  represen-
tative of owners shall serve for terms ending three years from the Janu-
ary  first  next succeeding the date of their appointment and two public
members shall serve for terms ending four years from January first  next
succeeding  the  dates of their appointment. The chairman shall serve at
the pleasure of the mayor. Thereafter, all  members  shall  continue  in
office  until  their  successors  have been appointed and qualified. The

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02156-01-3

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mayor shall fill any vacancy which may occur by reason of death,  resig-
nation   or   otherwise   in  a  manner  consistent  with  the  original
appointment, AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT  OF  THE  CITY  COUNCIL.  A
member  may be removed by the mayor for cause, but not without an oppor-
tunity to be heard in person or by counsel, in his or her defense,  upon
not less than ten days notice.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately  and shall apply to
appointments made on and after such date; provided that  the  amendments
to section 26-510 of chapter 4 of title 26 of the administrative code of
the city of New York made by section one of this act shall expire on the
same  date  as  such  law expires and shall not affect the expiration of
such law as provided under section 26-520 of such law.

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