Bill Text: NY A03066 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the composition of the Rochester-Genesee regional transportation authority.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-11 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A03066 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03066-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3066
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the  composi-
          tion of the Rochester-Genesee regional transportation authority
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1299-dd of the public  authorities
     2  law,  as  amended by chapter 388 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read
     3  as follows:
     4    1. (a) There is hereby created the Rochester-Genesee  regional  trans-
     5  portation authority. The authority shall be a body corporate and politic
     6  constituting  a public benefit corporation. It shall consist of at least
     7  one member from each county that elects to  join  the  authority  except
     8  that  the  county of Monroe shall have seven members of whom three shall
     9  be appointed from the city of Rochester and four at large from the coun-
    10  ty of Monroe and shall have [one] two  non-voting  [member]  members  as
    11  described in [paragraph] paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subdivision. The
    12  members  shall  be  appointed by the governor by and with the advice and
    13  consent of the senate. The governor shall make initial  appointments  to
    14  the  authority in such number and from lists submitted as follows: three
    15  members shall be appointed to the authority from a list of not less than
    16  six names, all of whom must be  residents  of  the  city  of  Rochester,
    17  submitted  to the governor by the council of the city of Rochester; four
    18  persons from a list of not less than eight persons, all of whom must  be
    19  residents  of  the  county of Monroe submitted by the legislature of the
    20  county of Monroe. Other counties  electing  to  participate  shall  each
    21  submit  to the governor a list of not less than two persons for each one
    22  hundred thousand or major fraction of the total  population,  as  deter-
    23  mined  by  the  last  federal  decennial  or federal county-wide special
    24  census. From the counties outside the county of Monroe which shall elect
    25  to participate, the governor shall  appoint  one  member  for  each  one
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00299-01-9

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     1  hundred  thousand  or  major fraction of the total population, as deter-
     2  mined by the last  federal  decennial  or  federal  county-wide  special
     3  census,  with  a  minimum of one member to represent each county outside
     4  the  county  of  Monroe  so  electing to participate. All members of the
     5  authority shall be residents of the area from which they are nominated.
     6    (b) [There shall also be one]  The  first  non-voting  member  of  the
     7  authority[, which] who shall not be considered in determining a quorum[.
     8  The  non-voting  member],  shall  be  recommended to the governor by the
     9  labor organization representing the plurality of  the  employees  within
    10  the  authority and shall be a resident of the Rochester-Genesee regional
    11  transportation district as described in section twelve  hundred  ninety-
    12  nine-cc  of  this  title.  [The]  Such  first non-voting member shall be
    13  appointed for a term of five years, provided, however, that  if  at  any
    14  time  during the term of appointment [the] such non-voting member ceases
    15  to be affiliated with the labor organization representing the  plurality
    16  of  employees  within the authority, then such labor organization may at
    17  any time during such term recommend a new member  to  the  governor  who
    18  shall  serve  the  remainder  of  the term. If the local bargaining unit
    19  decertifies its existing union affiliation and certifies  a  new  union,
    20  the  union which represents the plurality of the employees may recommend
    21  a new member to the governor who shall serve the remainder of the  term.
    22  The  chairman  of  the  authority, at his or her discretion, may exclude
    23  such non-voting member from attending any portion of a  meeting  of  the
    24  authority or of any committee held for the purpose of discussing negoti-
    25  ations  with labor organizations, pending litigation involving the labor
    26  organization, or the investigation,  evaluation,  or  discipline  of  an
    27  employee.
    28    (c)  There  shall also be a second non-voting member of the authority,
    29  who shall not be considered in determining a quorum. The second non-vot-
    30  ing member shall be appointed by the governor as a representative of the
    31  transit dependent  and/or  disabled  community.  The  second  non-voting
    32  member  shall  be  appointed for a term of five years.  The chair of the
    33  authority, at his or her discretion, may exclude such non-voting  member
    34  from  attending  any  portion  of  a  meeting of the authority or of any
    35  committee held pursuant to the executive session provisions of the  open
    36  meetings law.
    37    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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