BILL NO A04874A SAME AS SAME AS S03754-B SPONSOR Wright (MS) COSPNSR Silver, Rodriguez, Rosenthal, Millman MLTSPNSR Sepulveda Amd S402, rpld sub 3, Pub Hous L Relates to the composition and compensation of the New York city housing authority.Go to top
BILL NO A04874A 02/12/2013 referred to housing 05/08/2013 amend (t) and recommit to housing 05/08/2013 print number 4874a 05/13/2013 reported referred to ways and means 05/20/2013 reported 05/23/2013 advanced to third reading cal.406 05/30/2013 passed assembly 05/30/2013 delivered to senate 05/30/2013 REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 06/13/2013 SUBSTITUTED FOR S3754B 06/13/2013 3RD READING CAL.175 06/13/2013 PASSED SENATE 06/13/2013 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY 06/24/2013 delivered to governor 07/03/2013 signed chap.96Go to top
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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: A4874A SPONSOR: Wright (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to the composition of the New York city housing authority, and in relation to the compensation of members of the New York city housing authority; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill would alter the structure and operation of the New York City Housing Authority's board of directors.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would change the composition of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) members to consist of three tenant representative members, and four other members including the Chairman. The bill would change the term of members of the authority, other than the chairman, from five to three years. Upon the removal of members, other than the Chairman, the Mayor would be required to file the reason for removal of the member in the Office of the Commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services and make the reasons for such removal available to the public. The bill would extend the time for the Mayor to fill vacancies of the board to 90 days. This bill would also require that only the NYCHA chairman work full-time for the Authority and not be employed elsewhere. The bill would author- ize the chairman's salary to be fixed by local law. Members other than the chairman would receive a monthly stipend of two-hundred fifty dollars for every four hours of work performed for the authority, not to exceed one-thousand five hundred dollars every month.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill would expand tenant representation on the Authority. Current- ly NYCHA is comprised of five appointees, including the chairman and one tenant representative. The bill would expand the Authority to seven members by adding two additional tenant representatives and limiting the number of appointed members to four. This would ensure that NYCHA resi- dents are well-represented on the Authority. The bill also sets a new equitable compensation structure for board members other than the full- time chairman that reflects the time they are expected to dedicate to the performance of their Authority duties.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on June 1, 2013, provided that the mayor of the City of New York may make appointments to the board prior to the effective date of this act.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4874--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 12, 2013 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT, RODRIGUEZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to the composition of the New York city housing authority, and in relation to the compen- sation of members of the New York city housing authority; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 402 of the public housing law is 2 REPEALED and a new subdivision 3 is added to read as follows: 3 3. The authority shall consist of seven members appointed by the 4 mayor, one of whom shall be designated by the mayor as chairman remova- 5 ble at his or her pleasure. The term of office of each member other than 6 the chairman shall be three years, provided, however, that the initial 7 appointments of the six members other than the chairman shall be as 8 follows: two shall be appointed for one-year terms, two shall be 9 appointed for two-year terms, and two shall be appointed for three-year 10 terms. The mayor shall file with the commissioner of housing a certif- 11 icate of appointment of the chairman and of each member. Any member 12 other than the chairman may be removed by the mayor upon filing in the 13 office of the commissioner of citywide administrative services and serv- 14 ing upon the member the reasons therefor. Such document setting forth 15 the reasons shall be made available to the general public, which shall 16 include but not be limited to publishing the reasons on the New York 17 city housing authority's website. Three of such members shall be a 18 tenant of record or an authorized member of the tenant household, in 19 good standing, residing in one of the federal projects owned or operated 20 by the authority, provided, however, that for the initial appointments 21 of the three such members, one shall be among the members initially 22 appointed for one-year terms, one shall be among the members initially EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08551-04-3A. 4874--A 2 1 appointed for two-year terms, and one shall be among the members 2 initially appointed for three-year terms. A vacancy in the office of a 3 member other than the chairman occurring otherwise than by expiration of 4 term shall be filled for the unexpired term. Further, any vacancy in the 5 office of a tenant member shall only be filled by the appointment of an 6 eligible tenant member, and such appointment shall be made within ninety 7 days of such vacancy. 8 § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 402 of the public housing law, as 9 amended by chapter 531 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as 10 follows: 11 4. The chairman [ and the other members of the authority other than the12 additional tenant member] shall give [ their] his or her whole time to 13 [ their] his or her duties and shall not engage in any other occupation, 14 profession or employment. The chairman [ and the members of the authori-15 ty other than the additional tenant member] shall receive a salary the 16 amount of which shall be fixed by local law. The [ additional tenant17 member] other members of the authority shall receive a [ monthly] stipend 18 in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars for every four hours of work 19 performed for the authority, not to exceed one thousand five hundred 20 dollars per month. 21 § 3. This act shall take effect on June 1, 2013, provided that the 22 mayor of the city of New York may make appointments to the board created 23 by subdivision 3 of section 402 of the public housing law, as added by 24 section one of this act, prior to the effective date of this act.