Bill Text: NY A07021 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the office of chief executive officer of the Roosevelt Island operating corporation.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-03 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A07021 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07021-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          7021
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      April 3, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SEAWRIGHT  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend chapter 899  of  the  laws  of  1984,  relating  to  the
          creation  of  a  public benefit corporation to plan, develop, operate,
          maintain and manage Roosevelt Island, in relation  to  the  office  of
          chief executive officer of the Roosevelt Island operating corporation
          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 3 of chapter 899 of  the  laws  of
     2  1984,  relating to the creation of a public benefit corporation to plan,
     3  develop, operate, maintain and manage Roosevelt Island,  as  amended  by
     4  chapter  766  of the laws of 2005, is amended and a new subdivision 6 is
     5  added to read as follows:
     6    2. The board of directors of the corporation shall be composed of nine
     7  members. One member shall be the commissioner, who shall  serve  as  the
     8  chair;  one member shall be the director of the budget; and seven public
     9  members shall be appointed by the governor with the advice  and  consent
    10  of  the  senate.  Of  the seven public members, two members, one of whom
    11  shall be a resident of Roosevelt Island, shall  be  appointed  upon  the
    12  recommendation  of  the  mayor  of the city; and four additional members
    13  shall be residents of Roosevelt Island. Each member shall  serve  for  a
    14  term  of  four  years  and  until  his  or her successor shall have been
    15  appointed and shall have qualified, except that (a) two of  the  initial
    16  public  members  appointed by the governor, one of whom is a resident of
    17  Roosevelt Island, and the Roosevelt  Island  resident  member  appointed
    18  upon  the  recommendation of the mayor of the city shall serve for terms
    19  of two years each, and (b) the commissioner  and  the  director  of  the
    20  budget  shall  serve  so  long as they continue to hold their respective
    21  offices.  Any action taken by the directors of the corporation shall  be
    22  taken  by  majority  vote  of  the directors then in office. The elected
    23  public officials who represent Roosevelt Island shall be representatives
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01914-01-9

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     1  to the board of directors of the corporation entitled to receive  notice
     2  of  and  attend  all meetings of such board but shall not be entitled to
     3  vote.  Failure to give such notice shall not [effect] affect the validi-
     4  ty of any action taken at a meeting of such board.
     5    6.  (a) The board of directors shall appoint a chief executive officer
     6  of the corporation.  Subject to subdivision 1 of section 3 of the public
     7  officers law, any individual, except the director of the  budget,  shall
     8  be  eligible  to apply for the position.  The board shall develop eligi-
     9  bility criteria for the position, and an open  and  transparent  process
    10  for screening and recommending eligible candidates for appointment.
    11    (b)  The  chief  executive  officer  shall  be a resident of Roosevelt
    12  Island or shall become a  resident  within  one  year  of  the  date  of
    13  appointment.  Failure to comply with this paragraph shall be grounds for
    14  automatic removal of the successful candidate from the  position.    The
    15  provisions  of this paragraph relating to residency for the chief execu-
    16  tive officer may be waived by the board of directors provided  that  the
    17  board  finds  that there are extraordinary circumstances warranting such
    18  waiver. Such waiver shall be in writing and by a majority vote prior  to
    19  the appointment of the chief executive officer.
    20    (c) The board of directors also:
    21    (i)  shall  determine the term of office for the position; and fix the
    22  compensation to be paid, subject to the  approval  of  the  director  of
    23  budget;
    24    (ii) shall prescribe the duties and responsibilities for the position;
    25  and
    26    (iii) may remove the chief executive officer for inefficiency, neglect
    27  of  duty  or misconduct in office, after notice and an opportunity to be
    28  heard.
    29    (d) The chief executive officer shall be considered:
    30    (i) an "employee" for the purposes of section 18 of the  public  offi-
    31  cers law;
    32    (ii) a "state officer" for the purposes of sections 73 and 73-a of the
    33  public officers law; and
    34    (iii)  an  "officer or employee of a state agency" for the purposes of
    35  section 74 of the public officers law.
    36    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, except that the  term  of
    37  the  current chief executive officer shall end at such time as a succes-
    38  sor chief executive officer is appointed.
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