|SAME AS||SAME AS S07284|
|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.|
|01/09/2018||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
|02/13/2018||reported referred to codes|
|02/15/2018||advanced to third reading cal.682|
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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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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. LBD00445-06-7A. 8986 2 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.