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A01793 Summary:

BILL NOA01793
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPeoples-Stokes
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1048-f, Pub Auth L
 
Requires at least one member of the water board of the city of Buffalo be a member of the common council of such city or designated by such council.
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A01793 Actions:

BILL NOA01793
 
01/13/2017referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
04/03/2017enacting clause stricken
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A01793 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1793
 
SPONSOR: Peoples-Stokes
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring at least one member of the water board of the city of Buffalo be a member of the common council of such city   PURPOSE: This legislation would allow the City of Buffalo's Common Council a representative on the City of Buffalo Water Board.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1048-f of the public authorities law, as added by chapter 796 of the laws of 1985, is amended.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently there are seven members of the water board appointed by the Mayor and the council can only approve or disapprove the Mayor's appointments. This legislation would enable the Common Council to have more of a voice at the Water Board.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.10813 of 2004, A.3183 from 2007/2008; A.3480 of 2009; A.1922 of 2011/12; A.3825 of 2013/2014.; A3207 of 2016   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to the next vacancy, expiration of term or appointment made to the water board of the City of Buffalo.
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A01793 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1793
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 13, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring  at
          least one member of the water board of the city of Buffalo be a member
          of the common council of such city

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1048-f of the  public  authorities
     2  law,  as added by chapter 796 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    2. The water board shall consist of seven  members  appointed  by  the
     5  mayor  and  confirmed by the common council of the city. Terms of office
     6  of the members shall be two years except that the terms of four  of  the
     7  board  members  first  appointed  shall be one year. At least one member
     8  shall have experience in the science of water resource  development.  No
     9  member  shall be a director of the authority.  At least one member shall
    10  be a member of the common council or designated  by  such  council.  The
    11  mayor  shall  appoint a [chairman] chairperson from among the members of
    12  the board. All members shall continue to hold office until their succes-
    13  sors are appointed and qualified.  Vacancies  shall  be  filled  in  the
    14  manner  provided  for original appointments. Vacancies, occurring other-
    15  wise than by expiration of term of office, shall be filled in  the  same
    16  manner as original appointments for the unexpired terms.
    17    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to the
    18  next vacancy, expiration of term or appointment made to the water  board
    19  of the city of Buffalo.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03612-01-7
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