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SECTION 1266-D
Long Island rail road commuter's council
Public Authorities (PBA) CHAPTER 43-A, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 11
§ 1266-d. Long Island rail road commuter's council. 1. There is hereby
created the Long Island rail road commuter's council, to study,
investigate, monitor and make recommendations with respect to the
maintenance and operation of the Long Island rail road. Such council
shall study and investigate all aspects of the day to day operations of
such railroad, monitor its performance and recommend changes to improve
the efficiency of the operation thereof.

2. Such council shall consist of twelve members who shall be commuters
who regularly use the transportation services of such railroad, and who
shall be residents of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens or Brooklyn county.
Members shall be appointed by the governor upon the recommendation of
the county executive of each such county, provided, however, that such
members shall be chosen from a list of ten names submitted by each such
county executive and provided further however that no more than six
members of such council shall be residents of either such county.
Provided, however, that one member shall be appointed on the
recommendation of the borough president of Queens and one member shall
be appointed on the recommendation of the borough president of Brooklyn.
Vacancies occurring in the membership of the council shall be filled in
the same manner as original appointments, provided, however, that such
vacancy shall be filled from a list of three names submitted by each
such county executive.

3. The members of the council shall receive no compensation for their
services but shall be reimbursed for their expenses actually and
necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties hereunder.

4. The council may request and shall receive from any department,
division, board, bureau, commission, agency, public authority of the
state or any political subdivision thereof such assistance and data as
will enable it properly to carry out its activities hereunder and
effectuate the purposes set forth herein.