Bill Text: NY A07065 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires the Erie County Water Authority to have skills training and apprenticeship programs; requires the comptroller perform a decennial audit of the Erie County Water Authority's ability to be merged with Erie county.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-04 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A07065 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07065-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      April 4, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. BURKE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  in  relation  to  the  Erie
          County Water Authority
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 1058-a to read as follows:
     3    §  1058-a.  Duty of the authority to maintain workforce adequacy.  The
     4  authority shall maintain workforce adequacy, including the  availability
     5  of  skilled  laborers,  by  having  skills  training  and apprenticeship
     6  programs.
     7    § 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
     8  1070-a to read as follows:
     9    §  1070-a.  Decennial  merger  audit;  merger. 1. The controller shall
    10  decennially submit to the authority, the Erie county legislature and the
    11  Erie county executive an audit which provides an analysis of  the  costs
    12  associated  with merging the authority with Erie county. The audit shall
    13  also include a detailed description  of  the  process  for  merging  the
    14  authority  with Erie county. The comptroller shall submit the first such
    15  audit on or before the one hundred  eightieth  day  after  this  section
    16  shall  have become a law and shall submit a decennial merger audit on or
    17  before  March  first  of  every  tenth  year  following   the   previous
    18  submission.
    19    2. In the event Erie county passes a local law, either by a vote of no
    20  less  than two-thirds approving such local law in the county legislature
    21  with the approval of the county executive or by a unanimous vote by  the
    22  county  legislature  for  such  an  action, the authority and the county
    23  shall be merged by a process as described in the most  recent  decennial
    24  merger audit.
    25    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    26  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.