Bill Text: NY A04337 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A04337 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04337-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY,
          BENEDETTO, DenDEKKER, GOTTFRIED, M. G. MILLER, PERRY -- read once  and
          referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        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) Three members appointed by the mayor;
     7    (ii) Three members appointed by the city council; and
     8    (iii) One member appointed by the comptroller of the city of New York.
     9    (b) Terms of office of the members shall be two years except that  the
    10  terms of four of the board members first appointed shall be one year. At
    11  least  one member shall have experience in the science of water resource
    12  development. No member shall be a director of the authority.  [The mayor
    13  shall appoint a chairman from among  the  members  of  the  board.]  The
    14  chairman  shall  be duly elected by the members of the board, subject to
    15  the same quorum and voting requirements as provided for  in  subdivision
    16  seven  of  this section. All members shall continue to hold office until
    17  their successors are appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be  filled
    18  in  the  manner provided for original appointments. Vacancies, occurring
    19  otherwise than by expiration of term of office, shall be filled  in  the
    20  same manner as original appointments for the unexpired terms.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.