Bill Text: NY S04909 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; requires that at least one of whom shall be a resident voter from either the county of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster or Westchester and one of whom shall be a resident voter from either the county of Nassau or Suffolk.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-29 - REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS [S04909 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04909-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4909
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 29, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
          and Commissions
        AN  ACT  to  amend chapter 154 of the laws of 1921, relating to the port
          authority of New York and New Jersey, in relation to the commissioners
          of such authority
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Article 4 of section 1 of chapter 154 of the laws of 1921,
     2  relating to the port authority of New York and New Jersey, as amended by
     3  chapter 419 of the laws of 1930, is amended to read as follows:
     4                                 ARTICLE IV
     5    The port authority shall consist of twelve commissioners, six resident
     6  voters from the state of New York, [at least]  four  of  whom  shall  be
     7  resident voters of the city of New York, one of whom shall be a resident
     8  voter  from  either  the  county  of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland,
     9  Sullivan, Ulster or Westchester and one of  whom  shall  be  a  resident
    10  voter  from  either  the  county  of Nassau or Suffolk, and six resident
    11  voters from the state of New Jersey, at least  four  of  whom  shall  be
    12  resident  voters  within the New Jersey portion of the district, the New
    13  York members to be chosen by the state of New York and  the  New  Jersey
    14  members by the state of New Jersey in the manner and for the terms fixed
    15  and  determined  from  time  to  time  by  the legislature of each state
    16  respectively, except  as  herein  provided.  Each  commissioner  may  be
    17  removed  or  suspended  from  office as provided by the law of the state
    18  from which he shall be appointed.
    19    § 2. Subdivision 1 of article 4 of section 1 of  chapter  154  of  the
    20  laws of 1921, relating to the port authority of New York and New Jersey,
    21  as  amended  by  chapter  559 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as
    22  follows:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01561-02-9

        S. 4909                             2
     1    1. Commissioners. The port authority shall consist of  twelve  commis-
     2  sioners, six resident voters from the state of New York, [at least] four
     3  of  whom  shall  be resident voters of the city of New York, one of whom
     4  shall be a resident voter from either the county  of  Dutchess,  Orange,
     5  Putnam,  Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster or Westchester and one of whom shall
     6  be a resident voter from either the county of Nassau or Suffolk and  six
     7  resident  voters  from  the  state  of New Jersey, at least four of whom
     8  shall be resident voters within the New Jersey portion of the  district,
     9  the  New  York members to be chosen by the state of New York and the New
    10  Jersey members by the state of New Jersey in  the  manner  and  for  the
    11  terms  fixed and determined from time to time by the legislature of each
    12  state respectively, except as herein provided. Each commissioner may  be
    13  removed  or  suspended  from  office as provided by the law of the state
    14  from which he shall be appointed.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect upon the enactment  into  law  by  the
    16  state  of New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect with this
    17  act, but if the state of New Jersey  shall  have  already  enacted  such
    18  legislation,  section  one  of  this  act shall take effect immediately;
    19  provided, however, if chapter 559 of the laws of  2015  shall  not  have
    20  taken  effect  on or before such date then section two of this act shall
    21  take effect on the same date and in the same manner as such  chapter  of
    22  the laws of 2015 takes effect, provided further, that the chairperson of
    23  the port authority shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission
    24  upon  the  enactment into law of such legislation by both such states in
    25  order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely  effective
    26  data  base  of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in
    27  furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 44 of the legislative
    28  law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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