Bill Text: NY S00288 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to adding two more members to the Niagara Frontier transportation authority.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00288 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00288-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           288
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the  composi-
          tion of the Niagara Frontier 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  1299-c  of  the
     2  public  authorities  law, as amended by chapter 220 of the laws of 2012,
     3  is amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) There is  hereby  created  the  "Niagara  Frontier  transportation
     5  authority."  The authority shall be a body corporate and politic consti-
     6  tuting a public benefit corporation. The authority shall  consist  of  a
     7  chairman,  [ten]  twelve  other  members  and  shall have two non-voting
     8  members as described in paragraphs  (b)  and  (c)  of  this  subdivision
     9  appointed  by  the  governor  by  and with the advice and consent of the
    10  senate. The chairman and all members shall be residents of the district.
    11  Of the [ten] twelve members  other  than  the  chairman,  one  shall  be
    12  appointed  upon  the written recommendation of the Erie county executive
    13  [and], one shall be appointed upon the  written  recommendation  of  the
    14  Erie  county  legislature  and  two  shall be appointed upon the written
    15  recommendation of the Niagara county legislature. The chairman and  each
    16  of  the  members  shall be appointed for a term of eight years, provided
    17  however, that the chairman first appointed shall serve for a term ending
    18  June thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy-three, and of the  eight  other
    19  members  first appointed, one shall serve for a term ending June thirti-
    20  eth, nineteen hundred sixty-eight, two shall serve  for  a  term  ending
    21  June  thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty-nine, one shall serve for a term
    22  ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy, two shall serve  for  a
    23  term  ending  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred seventy-one, one shall
    24  serve for a term ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy-two and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02449-01-9

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     1  one shall serve for a  term  ending  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred
     2  seventy-three.  The  term of one of the members appointed to memberships
     3  first created by law after  April  first,  nineteen  hundred  sixty-nine
     4  shall end on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy-four, and the term
     5  of  the  other such member shall end on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred
     6  seventy-five. Following the expiration of any term ending  on  or  after
     7  June  thirtieth,  nineteen  hundred  eighty-seven,  each member shall be
     8  appointed for a term of five years beginning on the day after the  expi-
     9  ration  date of such prior term; provided, however, that the term of the
    10  member first appointed upon the written recommendation of the Erie coun-
    11  ty executive and the term of the member first appointed upon the written
    12  recommendation of the Erie county legislature shall be for a term ending
    13  on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-six.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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