Bill Text: NY A04463 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Allows the New York state AFL-CIO to select one of the five voting members to the metropolitan transportation authority.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A04463 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04463-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4463
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. COLTON, HEVESI, WEPRIN, DAVILA, JAFFEE, RIVERA,
          MOSLEY, SANTABARBARA, D'URSO, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON,  MONTESANO,  WILLIAMS,
          ORTIZ,  BICHOTTE  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DE LA ROSA -- read
          once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities  and
          Commissions
        AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to allowing the
          New York state AFL-CIO to select a member to the  metropolitan  trans-
          portation authority
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section
     2  1263 of the public authorities law, as amended by section 3 of part H of
     3  chapter 25 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (1) There is hereby created the "metropolitan transportation  authori-
     5  ty."  The authority shall be a body corporate and politic constituting a
     6  public benefit corporation. The authority shall consist of  a  chairman,
     7  sixteen  other  voting  members,  and  two non-voting and four alternate
     8  non-voting members, as described in subparagraph two of  this  paragraph
     9  appointed  by  the  governor  by  and with the advice and consent of the
    10  senate. Any member appointed to a term commencing on or after June thir-
    11  tieth, two thousand nine shall have experience in one  or  more  of  the
    12  following areas: transportation, public administration, business manage-
    13  ment,  finance,  accounting,  law,  engineering,  land  use,  urban  and
    14  regional  planning,  management  of  large   capital   projects,   labor
    15  relations,  or have experience in some other area of activity central to
    16  the mission of the authority. Four of the sixteen voting  members  other
    17  than  the  chairman  shall be appointed on the written recommendation of
    18  the mayor of the city of New  York;  and  each  of  seven  other  voting
    19  members  other than the chairman shall be appointed after selection from
    20  a written list of three recommendations from the chief executive officer
    21  of the county in which the  particular  member  is  required  to  reside
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03592-01-9

        A. 4463                             2
     1  pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision. Of the members appointed
     2  on  recommendation  of the chief executive officer of a county, one such
     3  member shall be, at the time of appointment, a resident of the county of
     4  Nassau,  one  a resident of the county of Suffolk, one a resident of the
     5  county of Westchester, one a resident of the county of Dutchess,  one  a
     6  resident of the county of Orange, one a resident of the county of Putnam
     7  and  one a resident of the county of Rockland, provided that the term of
     8  any member who is a resident of a county that  has  withdrawn  from  the
     9  metropolitan commuter transportation district pursuant to section twelve
    10  hundred  seventy-nine-b  of this article shall terminate upon the effec-
    11  tive date of such county's withdrawal from such district.  Of  the  five
    12  voting members, other than the chairman, appointed by the governor with-
    13  out recommendation from any other person, three shall be, at the time of
    14  appointment,  residents of the city of New York and two shall be, at the
    15  time of appointment, residents of such city or of any of  the  aforemen-
    16  tioned counties in the metropolitan commuter transportation district. Of
    17  these  five  voting members, one shall be selected from a list submitted
    18  to the governor by the New York state AFL-CIO. The chairman and each  of
    19  the  members shall be appointed for a term of six years, provided howev-
    20  er, that the chairman first appointed shall serve for a term ending June
    21  thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-one, provided that thirty days  after
    22  the effective date of [the] chapter twenty-five of the laws of two thou-
    23  sand  nine  [which  amended this subparagraph], the term of the chairman
    24  shall expire; provided, further, that  such  chairman  may  continue  to
    25  discharge the duties of his or her office until the position of chairman
    26  is  filled by appointment by the governor upon the advice and consent of
    27  the senate and the term of such new chairman shall terminate June  thir-
    28  tieth,  two  thousand fifteen. The sixteen other members first appointed
    29  shall serve for the following terms: The members from  the  counties  of
    30  Nassau  and  Westchester shall each serve for a term ending June thirti-
    31  eth, nineteen hundred  eighty-five;  the  members  from  the  county  of
    32  Suffolk  and  from the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland
    33  shall each serve for a term  ending  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred
    34  ninety-two;  two of the members appointed on recommendation of the mayor
    35  of the city of New York shall each serve for a term ending June  thirti-
    36  eth,  nineteen  hundred eighty-four and, two shall each serve for a term
    37  ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-one; two of  the  members
    38  appointed by the governor without the recommendation of any other person
    39  shall  each  serve  for  a  term ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred
    40  eighty-two, two shall each serve for a term ending June thirtieth, nine-
    41  teen hundred eighty and one shall serve for a term ending  June  thirti-
    42  eth, nineteen hundred eighty-five. The two non-voting and four alternate
    43  non-voting  members  shall  serve until January first, two thousand one.
    44  The members from the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam  and  Rockland
    45  shall cast one collective vote.
    46    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    47  the amendments to subparagraph 1 of paragraph (a) of  subdivision  1  of
    48  section  1263  of the public authorities law made by section one of this
    49  act shall not affect the expiration  of  such  paragraph  and  shall  be
    50  deemed to expire therewith.
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