Bill Text: NY A03912 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to appointments to the water board of the city of New York.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A03912 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03912-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
          once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities  and
        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the city of
          New York water board
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 1045-f of the public authorities
     2  law, as added by chapter 513 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read  as
     3  follows:
     4    2.  (a) The water board shall consist of seven members to be appointed
     5  [by the mayor.] as follows:
     6    (i) Four members appointed by the mayor;
     7    (ii) One member appointed by the speaker of the city council;
     8    (iii) One member appointed by the comptroller of the city of New York;
     9  and
    10    (iv) One member appointed by the public advocate.
    11    (b) All members appointed to the board must be confirmed by  the  city
    12  council before they may commence their term.
    13    (c)  Terms of office of the members shall be two years except that the
    14  terms of four of the board members first appointed shall be one year. At
    15  least one member shall have experience in the science of water  resource
    16  development. No member shall be a director of the authority.  [The mayor
    17  shall  appoint  a  chairman  from  among  the  members of the board.] No
    18  appointee shall be an officer or employee of the city, or have served in
    19  such capacity in the preceding six month period.  The chairman shall  be
    20  duly elected by the members of the board, subject to the same quorum and
    21  voting  requirements  as  provided  for  in  subdivision  seven  of this
    22  section. All members shall continue to hold office until  their  succes-
    23  sors  are  appointed  and  qualified.  Vacancies  shall be filled in the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  manner provided for original appointments. Vacancies,  occurring  other-
     2  wise  than  by expiration of term of office, shall be filled in the same
     3  manner as original appointments for the unexpired terms.
     4    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.