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A08986 Summary:

BILL NOA08986
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07284
 
SPONSORGlick
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1973, Pub Auth L (as proposed in S. 130-B and A. 4002-A)
 
Amends the public authorities law relating to the appointment of members of the Battery Park city authority, in relation to the qualifications of members of the Battery Park city authority.
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A08986 Actions:

BILL NOA08986
 
01/09/2018referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
02/13/2018reported referred to codes
02/13/2018reported
02/15/2018advanced to third reading cal.682
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A08986 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8986
 
SPONSOR: Glick
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the qualifications of members of the Battery Park city authority   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To clarify provisions of Chapter 473 of the Laws of 2017 to ensure that the law can be implemented effectively.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Chapter 473 of the Laws of 2017 ensures community representation on the Battery Park city authority by requiring at least two members of the seven-member board be Battery Park city residents. If the board does not currently have two Battery Park city residents, the next vacancy must be filled by a resident until the two-member requirement is met. This bill requires board members to recuse themselves in the event of a conflict of interest and requires that board members have relevant real estate, corporate board, financial, legal, urban planning and/or design, archi- tectural, governmental or security experience.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill provides necessary clarification of Chapter 473 of the Laws of 2017 in order to ensure its effective implementation.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None noted.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the public authorities law relat- ing to the appointment of members of the Battery Park city authority, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.130-B and A.4002-A, takes effect.
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A08986 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8986
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
        AN ACT to amend to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  the
          qualifications of members of the Battery Park city authority
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1973  of  the  public  authorities
     2  law,  as  amended by a  chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the public
     3  authorities law relating to the appointment of members  of  the  Battery
     4  Park  city  authority, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 130-B
     5  and A. 4002-A, is amended and a new subdivision 1-a is added to read  as
     6  follows:
     7    (1)  There  is  hereby  created  the battery park city authority which
     8  shall be a body corporate and politic,  constituting  a  public  benefit
     9  corporation.  Its  membership  shall  consist  of  seven  members  to be
    10  appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. One
    11  of the members first appointed shall serve for a term ending four  years
    12  from  January first next succeeding his appointment; one of such members
    13  shall serve for a term ending five years from such date; and one of such
    14  members shall serve  for  a  term  ending  six  years  from  such  date.
    15  Provided,  however,  that  two board members first appointed on or after
    16  the effective date of chapter seven hundred sixty-six of the laws of two
    17  thousand five shall serve an initial term of two years; provided further
    18  that two other board members first appointed on or after  the  effective
    19  date of chapter seven hundred sixty-six of the laws of two thousand five
    20  shall  serve an initial term of four years. Their successors shall serve
    21  for terms of six years each. Members  shall  continue  in  office  until
    22  their successors have been appointed and qualified and the provisions of
    23  section thirty-nine of the public officers law shall apply. In the event
    24  of  a  vacancy occurring in the office of a member by death, resignation
    25  or otherwise, the governor shall appoint a successor with the advice and
    26  consent of the senate to serve for the balance of  the  unexpired  term.
    27  After  the  effective  date  of  the chapter of the laws of two thousand
    28  seventeen that amended this subdivision, if the membership of the corpo-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00445-06-7

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     1  ration is such that less than  two  of  the  members  are  residents  of
     2  Battery  Park city as described by the Battery Park project area defined
     3  by subdivision five of section  nineteen  hundred  seventy-two  of  this
     4  title,  any  appointments  made shall be residents of Battery Park city.
     5  Appointments shall continue in such a manner until two of the members of
     6  the corporation are residents of Battery Park city.  Thereafter, two  of
     7  the corporation's members shall be residents of Battery Park city.
     8    (1-a)  All  board members shall recuse themselves from matters pending
     9  before the board in the event of a conflict of interest, consistent with
    10  the provisions of subdivision three of this section and subdivision  two
    11  of  section  twenty-eight  hundred twenty-five of this chapter, sections
    12  seventy-three and seventy-four of the public officers law, and  relevant
    13  authorities budget office guidance.
    14    (1-b) All board members appointed under the provisions of this section
    15  shall  have  relevant  real  estate,  corporate board, financial, legal,
    16  urban planning and/or design, architectural,  governmental  or  security
    17  experience.
    18    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
    19  manner as a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the public authorities
    20  law relating to the appointment of members  of  the  Battery  Park  city
    21  authority,  as  proposed  in  legislative  bills numbers S. 130-B and A.
    22  4002-A, takes effect.
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