senate Bill S7094

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the functioning of the port authority as an open, transparent and accountable interstate public authority

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Apr 25, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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S7094 - Details

Law Section:
Public Authorities
Laws Affected:
Amd Arts IV, VII & XIV, add Arts VII-B & VII-C, Chap 154 of 1921
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9150A

S7094 - Summary

Relates to the functioning of the port authority as an open, transparent and accountable interstate public authority.

S7094 - Sponsor Memo

S7094 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7094

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,
  Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend chapter 154 of the laws of 1921, relating to the Port
  Authority of New York and New Jersey, in relation to  the  functioning
  of  the  port authority as an open, transparent and accountable inter-
  state public authority

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds and declares
that:
  In 2005 and 2009, the state of New York enacted  comprehensive  legis-
lation  to  improve  the  practices of, and increase oversight over, the
state's public authorities. As entities that are mostly publicly  funded
and  are  created to provide an important public service or good, it was
important to increase and enhance the accountability and transparency of
the public authorities.
  The public authority of New York and New  Jersey  is  a  multi-billion
dollar  company  that  performs  and  provides  vital transportation and
infrastructure functions and services in the state of  New  York.  Since
the  state  of  New  York  has jurisdiction over the port authority, the
legislature believes that the port authority  should  abide  by  and  be
subject  to the same laws as are currently imposed on all other New York
state public authorities.
  It is in the best interest of the public that the states of  New  York
and  New Jersey enact substantially identical legislation to ensure that
the port authority functions as an  open,  transparent  and  accountable
interstate public authority.
  S  2.  Article  IV  of  section  1 of chapter 154 of the laws of 1921,
relating to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as amended by
chapter 419 of the laws of 1930, is amended to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE IV
  S 1. COMMISSIONERS. The port authority shall consist of twelve commis-
sioners, six resident voters from the state of New York, at  least  four

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

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