Bill Text: NY A06770 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to increasing membership on the board of the metropolitan transportation authority, including members representative of commuters' advisory councils.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-19 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A06770 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06770-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6770
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 19, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to membership on
          the board of the metropolitan transportation authority
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision  1  of  section  1263  of  the
     2  public  authorities  law,  as amended by chapter 549 of the laws of 1994
     3  and subparagraph 1 as amended by section 3 of part H of  chapter  25  of
     4  the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
     5    (a)  (1)  There  is  hereby  created  the "metropolitan transportation
     6  authority." The authority shall be a body corporate and politic  consti-
     7  tuting  a  public  benefit corporation. The authority shall consist of a
     8  [chairman] chairperson, [sixteen] twenty other voting members, and [two]
     9  three non-voting [and four alternate non-voting members],  as  described
    10  in  subparagraph  two of this paragraph appointed by the governor by and
    11  with the advice and consent of the senate. Any  member  appointed  to  a
    12  term commencing on or after June thirtieth, two thousand nine shall have
    13  experience in one or more of the following areas: transportation, public
    14  administration, business management, finance, accounting, law, engineer-
    15  ing,  land use, urban and regional planning, management of large capital
    16  projects, labor relations, or have experience  in  some  other  area  of
    17  activity  central to the mission of the authority. Four of the [sixteen]
    18  twenty voting members other than the  [chairman]  chairperson  shall  be
    19  appointed  on the written recommendation of the mayor of the city of New
    20  York; one of the twenty voting members other than the chairperson  shall
    21  be  appointed on the written recommendation of the New York city transit
    22  authority advisory council; one of the twenty voting members other  than
    23  the  chairperson shall be appointed on the written recommendation of the
    24  Metro-North rail commuter council; one  of  the  twenty  voting  members
    25  other than the chairperson shall be appointed on the written recommenda-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07693-01-9

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     1  tion  of the Long Island rail road commuter's council; one of the twenty
     2  voting members other than the chairperson  shall  be  appointed  on  the
     3  written  recommendation  of  the MTA New York city transit's paratransit
     4  advisory  committee  selection committee; and each of seven other voting
     5  members other than the [chairman] chairperson shall be  appointed  after
     6  selection  from  a  written list of three recommendations from the chief
     7  executive officer of the  county  in  which  the  particular  member  is
     8  required  to  reside  pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision. Of
     9  the members appointed on recommendation of the chief  executive  officer
    10  of  a  county,  one  such member shall be, at the time of appointment, a
    11  resident of the county of Nassau,  one  a  resident  of  the  county  of
    12  Suffolk,  one a resident of the county of Westchester, one a resident of
    13  the county of Dutchess, one a resident of the county of  Orange,  one  a
    14  resident  of  the  county  of Putnam and one a resident of the county of
    15  Rockland, provided that the term of any member who is a  resident  of  a
    16  county  that has withdrawn from the metropolitan commuter transportation
    17  district pursuant to section twelve hundred seventy-nine-b of this arti-
    18  cle shall terminate upon the effective date of such county's  withdrawal
    19  from  such  district. Of the five voting members, other than the [chair-
    20  man] chairperson, appointed by the governor without recommendation  from
    21  any  other person, three shall be, at the time of appointment, residents
    22  of the city of New York and two shall be, at the  time  of  appointment,
    23  residents  of  such city or of any of the aforementioned counties in the
    24  metropolitan commuter transportation  district.  The  [chairman]  chair-
    25  person  and  each  of  the  members shall be appointed for a term of six
    26  years, provided however, that the [chairman] chairperson first appointed
    27  shall serve for a term ending June thirtieth, nineteen  hundred  eighty-
    28  one,  provided  that thirty days after the effective date of the chapter
    29  of the laws of two thousand nine which amended  this  subparagraph,  the
    30  term of the [chairman] chairperson shall expire; provided, further, that
    31  such  [chairman] chairperson may continue to discharge the duties of his
    32  or her office until the position of [chairman] chairperson is filled  by
    33  appointment  by  the  governor upon the advice and consent of the senate
    34  and the term of such new [chairman]  chairperson  shall  terminate  June
    35  thirtieth,  two  thousand  fifteen.  The  [sixteen] twenty other members
    36  first appointed shall serve for the following terms:  The  members  from
    37  the  counties  of  Nassau  and  Westchester  shall each serve for a term
    38  ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-five;  the  members  from
    39  the  county of Suffolk and from the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam
    40  and Rockland shall each serve for a term ending June thirtieth, nineteen
    41  hundred ninety-two; two of the members appointed  on  recommendation  of
    42  the  mayor  of  the  city of New York shall each serve for a term ending
    43  June thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-four and, two shall  each  serve
    44  for  a  term  ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-one; two of
    45  the members appointed by the governor without the recommendation of  any
    46  other person shall each serve for a term ending June thirtieth, nineteen
    47  hundred  eighty-two, two shall each serve for a term ending June thirti-
    48  eth, nineteen hundred eighty and one shall serve for a term ending  June
    49  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred  eighty-five;  the member appointed by the
    50  governor on recommendation of the New York city transit authority  advi-
    51  sory  council shall serve for a term ending June thirtieth, two thousand
    52  twenty-three; the member appointed by the governor on recommendation  of
    53  the Metro-North rail commuter council shall serve for a term ending June
    54  thirtieth, two thousand twenty-three; the member appointed by the gover-
    55  nor  on  recommendation  of the Long Island rail road commuter's council
    56  shall serve for a term ending June thirtieth, two thousand twenty-three;

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     1  and the member appointed by the governor on recommendation  of  the  MTA
     2  New York city transit's paratransit advisory committee selection commit-
     3  tee  shall  serve for a term ending June thirtieth, two thousand twenty-
     4  three.  [The  two non-voting and four alternate non-voting members shall
     5  serve until January first, two thousand one.] The members from the coun-
     6  ties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland shall cast one  collective
     7  vote.
     8    (2)  There shall be [two] three non-voting members [and four alternate
     9  non-voting members] of the authority, as referred to in subparagraph one
    10  of this paragraph.
    11    The first non-voting member shall be [a regular mass transit  user  of
    12  the  facilities  of  the authority and be recommended to the governor by
    13  the New York city transit authority advisory council. The  first  alter-
    14  nate  non-voting  member  shall  be  a  regular mass transit user of the
    15  facilities of the authority and be recommended to the  governor  by  the
    16  Metro-North  commuter  council.  The  second alternate non-voting member
    17  shall be a regular mass transit user of the facilities of the  authority
    18  and  be  recommended  to  the  governor  by  the  Long  Island Rail Road
    19  commuter's council.
    20    The second non-voting member shall be] recommended to the governor  by
    21  the  labor  organization  representing  the majority of employees of the
    22  Long Island Rail Road. The [third alternate]  second  non-voting  member
    23  shall  be  recommended to the governor by the labor organization repres-
    24  enting the majority of employees of the New York city transit authority.
    25  The [fourth alternate] third non-voting member shall be  recommended  to
    26  the  governor  by  the  labor  organization representing the majority of
    27  employees of the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company.  The  [chairman]
    28  chairperson  of  the  authority,  at  his  or her direction, may exclude
    29  [such] any non-voting  member  [or  alternate  non-voting  member]  from
    30  attending  any portion of a meeting of the authority or of any committee
    31  established pursuant to  paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  four  of  this
    32  section  held  for  the  purpose  of  discussing negotiations with labor
    33  organizations.
    34    [The non-voting  member  and  the  two  alternate  non-voting  members
    35  representing  the New York York city transit authority advisory council,
    36  the  Metro-North  commuter  council,  and  the  Long  Island  Rail  Road
    37  commuter's  council  shall  serve  eighteen  month rotating terms, after
    38  which time an alternate non-voting member shall  become  the  non-voting
    39  member  and  the rotation shall continue until each alternate member has
    40  served at least one eighteen month term  as  a  non-voting  member.  The
    41  other  non-voting  member  and alternate non-voting members representing
    42  the New York  city  transit  authority,  Metro-North  Commuter  Railroad
    43  Company,  and  the Long Island Rail Road labor organizations shall serve
    44  eighteen month rotating terms, after which time an alternate  non-voting
    45  member shall become the non-voting member and the rotation shall contin-
    46  ue  until  each  alternate member has served at least one eighteen month
    47  term as a non-voting member. The  transit  authority  and  the  commuter
    48  railroads  shall  not  be represented concurrently by the two non-voting
    49  members during any such eighteen month period.]
    50    § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of  section  1263  of  the  public
    51  authorities  law, as amended by section 4 of part H of chapter 25 of the
    52  laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
    53    (a) There is hereby created the "metropolitan transportation  authori-
    54  ty."  The authority shall be a body corporate and politic constituting a
    55  public benefit corporation. The authority shall consist of a  [chairman]
    56  chairperson and [sixteen] twenty other members appointed by the governor

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     1  by  and  with the advice and consent of the senate. Any member appointed
     2  to a term commencing on or after June thirtieth, two thousand nine shall
     3  have experience in one or more of  the  following  areas  of  expertise:
     4  transportation,  public  administration,  business  management, finance,
     5  accounting, law, engineering, land use,  urban  and  regional  planning,
     6  management  of  large capital projects, labor relations, or have experi-
     7  ence in some other area of  activity  central  to  the  mission  of  the
     8  authority.  Four  of the [sixteen] twenty members other than the [chair-
     9  man] chairperson shall be appointed on the written recommendation of the
    10  mayor of the city of New York; one of the twenty  voting  members  other
    11  than the chairperson shall be appointed on the written recommendation of
    12  the  New York city transit authority advisory council; one of the twenty
    13  voting members other than the chairperson  shall  be  appointed  on  the
    14  written  recommendation of the Metro-North rail commuter council; one of
    15  the twenty voting members other than the chairperson shall be  appointed
    16  on  the  written  recommendation of the Long Island rail road commuter's
    17  council; one of the twenty voting members  other  than  the  chairperson
    18  shall  be  appointed  on  the written recommendation of the MTA New York
    19  city transit's paratransit advisory committee selection  committee;  and
    20  each  of seven other members other than the [chairman] chairperson shall
    21  be appointed after selection from a written list  of  three  recommenda-
    22  tions  from  the  chief  executive  officer  of  the county in which the
    23  particular member is required to reside pursuant to  the  provisions  of
    24  this  subdivision.  Of  the  members  appointed on recommendation of the
    25  chief executive officer of a county, one such member shall  be,  at  the
    26  time  of appointment, a resident of the county of Nassau; one a resident
    27  of the county of Suffolk; one a resident of the county  of  Westchester;
    28  and  one  a  resident  of  the county of Dutchess, one a resident of the
    29  county of Orange, one a resident of the county of Putnam and one a resi-
    30  dent of the county of Rockland, provided that the term of any member who
    31  is a resident of a county  that  has  withdrawn  from  the  metropolitan
    32  commuter  transportation  district  pursuant  to  section twelve hundred
    33  seventy-nine-b of this article shall terminate upon the  effective  date
    34  of  such  county's  withdrawal  from such district. Of the five members,
    35  other than the [chairman] chairperson, appointed by the governor without
    36  recommendation from any other person, three shall be,  at  the  time  of
    37  appointment,  residents of the city of New York and two shall be, at the
    38  time of appointment, residents of such city or of any of  the  aforemen-
    39  tioned  counties  in  the metropolitan commuter transportation district.
    40  The [chairman] chairperson and each of the members  shall  be  appointed
    41  for  a  term  of six years, provided however, that the [chairman] chair-
    42  person first appointed shall serve for a  term  ending  June  thirtieth,
    43  nineteen  hundred eighty-one, provided that thirty days after the effec-
    44  tive date of the chapter of the laws of two thousand nine which  amended
    45  this  paragraph,  the  term  of the [chairman] chairperson shall expire;
    46  provided, further, that such  [chairman]  chairperson  may  continue  to
    47  discharge  the duties of his or her office until the position of [chair-
    48  man] chairperson is filled by  appointment  by  the  governor  upon  the
    49  advice  and  consent  of  the senate and the term of such new [chairman]
    50  chairperson shall terminate June thirtieth, two  thousand  fifteen.  The
    51  [sixteen]  twenty  other  members  first  appointed  shall serve for the
    52  following terms: The members from the counties of Nassau and Westchester
    53  shall each serve for a term  ending  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred
    54  eighty-five;  the  members from the county of Suffolk and from the coun-
    55  ties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland shall  each  serve  for  a
    56  term  ending  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred ninety-two; two of the

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     1  members appointed on recommendation of the mayor of the city of New York
     2  shall each serve for a term  ending  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred
     3  eighty-four  and, two shall each serve for a term ending June thirtieth,
     4  nineteen  hundred eighty-one; two of the members appointed by the gover-
     5  nor without the recommendation of any other person shall each serve  for
     6  a  term  ending  June  thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-two, two shall
     7  each serve for a term ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty and
     8  one shall serve for a  term  ending  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred
     9  eighty-five  the  member  appointed by the governor on recommendation of
    10  the New York city transit authority advisory council shall serve  for  a
    11  term  ending  June  thirtieth,  two  thousand  twenty-three;  the member
    12  appointed by the governor on  recommendation  of  the  Metro-North  rail
    13  commuter council shall serve for a term ending June thirtieth, two thou-
    14  sand  twenty-three;  the member appointed by the governor on recommenda-
    15  tion of the Long Island rail road commuter's council shall serve  for  a
    16  term  ending  June  thirtieth, two thousand twenty-three; and the member
    17  appointed by the governor on recommendation of the  MTA  New  York  city
    18  transit's paratransit advisory committee selection committee shall serve
    19  for a term ending June thirtieth, two thousand twenty-three. The members
    20  from  the  counties  of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland shall cast
    21  one collective vote.
    22    § 3. Subdivision 2 of the section 1263 of the public authorities  law,
    23  as  amended  by  chapter  55  of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as
    24  follows:
    25    2. The [chairman] chairperson and the  first  vice  [chairman]  chair-
    26  person shall be paid a salary in the amount determined by the authority;
    27  the other members shall not receive a salary or other compensation. Each
    28  member,  including the [chairman] chairperson and the first vice [chair-
    29  man] chairperson, shall be entitled  to  reimbursement  for  actual  and
    30  necessary  expenses  incurred  in the performance of his or her official
    31  duties.
    32    § 4. Paragraph (a) of subsection 4  of  section  1263  of  the  public
    33  authorities  law,  as  amended  by  chapter  506 of the laws of 2009, is
    34  amended to read as follows:
    35    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the  [chair-
    36  man]  chairperson  shall be the chief executive officer of the authority
    37  and shall be responsible for the discharge of the executive and adminis-
    38  trative functions and powers of the  authority.  The  [chairman]  chair-
    39  person  may  appoint  an executive director and such other officials and
    40  employees as shall in his or her judgment be  needed  to  discharge  the
    41  executive and administrative functions and powers of the authority.
    42    §  5.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision 4 of section 1263 of the public
    43  authorities law, as amended by section 1 of chapter 425 of the  laws  of
    44  2018, is amended to read as follows:
    45    (b)  The  [chairman]  chairperson shall establish committees to assist
    46  him or her in the performance of his or her  duties  and  shall  appoint
    47  members  of  the  authority  to  such committees. Among such committees,
    48  there shall be a committee on operations of the New  York  city  transit
    49  authority,  the  Manhattan and Bronx surface transit operating authority
    50  and the Staten Island rapid transit operating authority; a committee  on
    51  operations  of  the  Long Island Rail Road and the metropolitan suburban
    52  bus authority; a committee on operations  of  the  Metro-North  commuter
    53  railroad;  a committee on operations of the Triborough bridge and tunnel
    54  authority; a committee on finance; a committee on capital program  over-
    55  sight; and a committee on safety. In addition to such appointed members,
    56  each  of the non-voting members referred to in subparagraph two of para-

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     1  graph (a) of subdivision one of this section shall serve on the  commit-
     2  tee  on capital program oversight, the committee on finance, the commit-
     3  tee on safety, the committee on operations of the Triborough bridge  and
     4  tunnel  authority, and the operations committee relevant to the commuter
     5  council that recommended such member. [The alternate non-voting  members
     6  shall  each serve on the respective operations committee relevant to the
     7  commuter council that recommended each member.] The committee on capital
     8  program oversight and the committee on safety  shall  include  not  less
     9  than  three members, and shall include the chairpersons of the committee
    10  on operations of the New York city transit authority, the Manhattan  and
    11  Bronx  surface  transit  operating authority and the Staten Island rapid
    12  transit operating authority, the committee on  operations  of  the  Long
    13  Island  Rail  Road  and the metropolitan suburban bus authority, and the
    14  committee on  operations  of  the  Metro-North  commuter  railroad.  The
    15  committee  on  safety  shall  convene  at  least  once annually and each
    16  committee chairperson, that is a member  of  the  committee  on  safety,
    17  shall  report  to  the  committee  on  safety  any  and all initiatives,
    18  concerns, improvements, or failures involving the safety of: (1) custom-
    19  ers; (2) employees; and (3) the public at large, in relation to authori-
    20  ty facilities and services. The capital program  committee  shall,  with
    21  respect  to  any approved or proposed capital program plans, (i) monitor
    22  the current and future availability of funds to  be  utilized  for  such
    23  plans approved or proposed to be submitted to the metropolitan transpor-
    24  tation  capital  program  review  board  as  provided  in section twelve
    25  hundred sixty-nine-b of this title; (ii) monitor the contract awards  of
    26  the  metropolitan transportation authority and the New York city transit
    27  authority to insure that such awards are consistent with (A)  provisions
    28  of law authorizing United States content and New York state content; (B)
    29  collective  bargaining  agreements;  (C) provisions of law providing for
    30  participation by minority and women-owned businesses; (D) New York state
    31  labor laws; (E) competitive bidding requirements including those regard-
    32  ing sole source contracts;  and  (F)  any  other  relevant  requirements
    33  established by law; (iii) monitor the award of contracts to determine if
    34  such  awards are consistent with the manner in which the work was tradi-
    35  tionally performed in the past provided, however, that any such determi-
    36  nation shall not be admissible as evidence in any arbitration  or  judi-
    37  cial   proceeding;   (iv)   review   the  relationship  between  capital
    38  expenditures pursuant to each such capital program plan and current  and
    39  future  operating budget requirements; (v) monitor the progress of capi-
    40  tal elements described in each capital program plan approved as provided
    41  in section twelve hundred sixty-nine-b of this title; (vi)  monitor  the
    42  expenditures  incurred  and  to  be  incurred for each such element; and
    43  (vii) identify capital elements not progressing on  schedule,  ascertain
    44  responsibility  therefor  and recommend those actions required or appro-
    45  priate to accelerate their implementation. The capital program committee
    46  shall issue a quarterly report on its activities and findings, and shall
    47  in connection with the preparation of  such  quarterly  report,  consult
    48  with the state division of the budget, the state department of transpor-
    49  tation, the members of the metropolitan transportation authority capital
    50  program  review  board and any other group the committee deems relevant,
    51  including public employee organizations, and, at least annually, with  a
    52  nationally  recognized independent transit engineering firm. Such report
    53  shall be made available to the members of the authority, to the  members
    54  of  the  metropolitan  transportation  authority  capital program review
    55  board, and the directors of the municipal assistance corporation for the
    56  city of New York.

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     1    § 6. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of  section  1263  of  the  public
     2  authorities  law,  as amended by section 2 of chapter 425 of the laws of
     3  2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (b)  The  [chairman]  chairperson shall establish committees to assist
     5  him or her in the performance of his or her  duties  and  shall  appoint
     6  members  of  the  authority  to  such committees. Among such committees,
     7  there shall be a committee on operations of the New  York  city  transit
     8  authority,  the  Manhattan and Bronx surface transit operating authority
     9  and the Staten Island rapid transit operating authority; a committee  on
    10  operations  of  the  Long Island Rail Road and the metropolitan suburban
    11  bus authority; a committee on operations  of  the  Metro-North  commuter
    12  railroad;  a committee on operations of the Triborough bridge and tunnel
    13  authority; a committee on finance; a committee on capital program  over-
    14  sight; and a committee on safety. The committee on capital program over-
    15  sight  shall  include  not less than four members, and shall include the
    16  chairpersons of the committee on operations of the New York city transit
    17  authority, the Manhattan and Bronx surface transit  operating  authority
    18  and  the  Staten Island rapid transit operating authority, the committee
    19  on operations of the Long Island Rail Road and the metropolitan suburban
    20  bus authority, the committee on operations of the  Metro-North  commuter
    21  railroad,  and  the  committee  on safety. The committee on safety shall
    22  convene at least once annually and each committee chairperson, that is a
    23  member of the committee on safety, shall  report  to  the  committee  on
    24  safety  any  and  all  initiatives,  concerns, improvements, or failures
    25  involving the safety of: (1)  customers;  (2)  employees;  and  (3)  the
    26  public  at  large, in relation to authority facilities and services. The
    27  capital program  committee  shall,  with  respect  to  any  approved  or
    28  proposed  capital  program  plans,  (i)  monitor  the current and future
    29  availability of funds to be utilized for such plans approved or proposed
    30  to be submitted  to  the  metropolitan  transportation  capital  program
    31  review  board as provided in section twelve hundred sixty-nine-b of this
    32  title; (ii) monitor the contract awards of the metropolitan  transporta-
    33  tion  authority  and  the New York city transit authority to insure that
    34  such awards are consistent with (A) provisions of law authorizing United
    35  States content and New York state  content;  (B)  collective  bargaining
    36  agreements; (C) provisions of law providing for participation by minori-
    37  ty  and  women-owned  businesses;  (D)  New  York  state labor laws; (E)
    38  competitive bidding requirements including those regarding  sole  source
    39  contracts;  and  (F) any other relevant requirements established by law;
    40  (iii) monitor the award of contracts to determine  if  such  awards  are
    41  consistent with the manner in which the work was traditionally performed
    42  in  the past provided, however, that any such determination shall not be
    43  admissible as evidence in any arbitration or judicial  proceeding;  (iv)
    44  review  the  relationship  between capital expenditures pursuant to each
    45  such capital program  plan  and  current  and  future  operating  budget
    46  requirements;  (v) monitor the progress of capital elements described in
    47  each capital program plan approved as provided in section twelve hundred
    48  sixty-nine-b of this title; (vi) monitor the expenditures  incurred  and
    49  to  be  incurred  for  each  such  element;  and  (vii) identify capital
    50  elements not progressing on schedule, ascertain responsibility  therefor
    51  and  recommend those actions required or appropriate to accelerate their
    52  implementation. The capital program committee shall  issue  a  quarterly
    53  report  on its activities and findings, and shall in connection with the
    54  preparation of such quarterly report, consult with the state division of
    55  the budget, the state department of transportation, the members  of  the
    56  metropolitan  transportation  authority capital program review board and

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     1  any other group the committee deems relevant, including public  employee
     2  organizations,  and,  at  least  annually,  with a nationally recognized
     3  independent transit engineering firm. Such report shall be  made  avail-
     4  able to the members of the authority, to the members of the metropolitan
     5  transportation authority capital program review board, and the directors
     6  of the municipal assistance corporation for the city of New York.
     7    §  7.  Paragraphs  (c) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 1263 of the
     8  public authorities law, paragraph (c) as added by  chapter  247  of  the
     9  laws  of  1990, paragraph (d) as added by section 5 of part H of chapter
    10  25 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows:
    11    (c) The [chairman] chairperson shall ensure that at every  meeting  of
    12  the  board  and  at  every meeting of each committee the public shall be
    13  allotted a period of time, not less than thirty minutes, to speak on any
    14  topic on the agenda.
    15    (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c) of subdivision one of section  twen-
    16  ty-eight  hundred  twenty-four of this chapter or any other provision of
    17  law to the contrary, the [chairman] chairperson shall not participate in
    18  establishing authority policies regarding the payment of salary, compen-
    19  sation and reimbursement to,  nor  establish  rules  for  the  time  and
    20  attendance of, the chief executive officer. The salary of the [chairman]
    21  chairperson,  as determined pursuant to subdivision two of this section,
    22  shall also be compensation for all services performed as chief executive
    23  officer.
    24    § 8. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
    25  ments  to  paragraph  (a) of subdivision 1 of section 1263 of the public
    26  authorities law made by section one of this act shall be subject to  the
    27  expiration  and  reversion  of  such  paragraph pursuant to section 3 of
    28  chapter 549 of the laws of 1994, as amended, when  upon  such  date  the
    29  provisions  of  section  two of this act shall take effect; and provided
    30  further that the amendments to paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section
    31  1263 of the public authorities law made by  section  five  of  this  act
    32  shall  be  subject  to  the expiration and reversion of such subdivision
    33  pursuant to section 3 of chapter 549 of the laws of  1994,  as  amended,
    34  when upon such date the provisions of section six of this act shall take
    35  effect.
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