assembly Bill A190

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the NYS Thruway Authority and NYS Bridge Authority to jointly study and report on methods to share services and combine functions and on feasibility of merging as a single entity

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 09, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

A190 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Transportation
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A4197
2017-2018: A41

A190 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the NYS Thruway Authority and NYS Bridge Authority to jointly study and report on methods to share services and combine functions and on feasibility of merging as a single entity; requires reports to be issued to the governor and legislature.

A190 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   190

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT in relation to directing the New York State Thruway Authority and
  the  New  York  State  Bridge Authority to jointly study and report on
  methods that can be implemented to share services  and  combine  func-
  tions, and on the feasibility of merging into a single entity

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

  Section 1. 1. The New York state thruway authority and  the  New  York
state  bridge  authority  shall  jointly  conduct a study to explore the
sharing and consolidation of services and functions in order  to  reduce
each  authority's  overall  administrative,  operational  and/or capital
costs. Such authorities shall additionally conduct a  study  to  explore
the  feasibility  of  a  merger of the authorities into a single entity.
Such authorities may employ  the  use  of  outside  consultants  in  the
conducting of either study, subject to competitive bidding requirements.
  a.  Sharing  and  consolidation  of services study. The joint study to
explore the sharing and consolidation of services and  functions  should
be designed with the ultimate goal of streamlining the functions of each
authority  in  order  to reduce overall costs and increase efficiencies,
and shall include, at a minimum, an examination of methods that  can  be
implemented by each authority in order to:
  (i)  consolidate central administrative functions, such as purchasing,
personnel management, hiring and employee benefits administration;
  (ii) consolidate or share optional  functions,  such  as  maintenance,
security services, toll collections and payment processing; and
  (iii)  develop  and  implement  a joint capital plan whereby long term
capital projects at each individual authority are jointly  designed  and
constructed.

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