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A04874 Summary:

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.
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A04874 Actions:

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.96
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A04874 Votes:

A04874A05/30/2013 136/2
AbbateYColtonYGarbariYKearnsYMillmanYRiveraERStevensY
AbinantYCookYGibsonYKellnerERMontesaYRobertsYStirpeY
ArroyoERCorwinYGiglioYKimYMorelleYRobinsoERSweeneyY
AubryYCrespoYGjonajYKolbYMosleyYRodriguYTediscoY
BarclayYCrouchYGlickYLalorYMoyaYRosaYTenneyY
BarrettYCurranYGoldfedYLavineYNojayYRosenthYThieleY
BarronYCusickYGoodellYLentolYNolanYRozicYTitoneY
BenedetYCymbrowYGottfriYLiftonYOaksYRussellYTitusY
BlankenYDenDekkYGrafYLopezYO'DonneYRyanYWalterY
BorelliNODinowitYGuntherYLupardoYOrtizYSaladinYWeinsteY
BoylandERDiPietrYHawleyERLupinacYOtisYSantabaYWeisenbY
BraunstYDupreyYHeastieYMageeYPalmesaYScarborYWeprinER
BrennanNOEnglebrYHennessYMagnareYPaulinYSchimelYWrightY
BrindisYEspinalYHevesiYMaiselYPeoplesYSchimmiYZebrowsY
BronsonYFahyYHikindYMalliotYPerryYSepulveYMr SpkrY
Brook-KYFarrellYHooperYMarkeyYPretlowYSimanowY
BuchwalYFinchYJacobsYMayerYQuartYSimotasY
ButlerYFitzpatYJaffeeYMcDonalYRaYSkartadY
CahillYFriendYJohnsYMcDonouYRabbittYSkoufisY
CamaraYGabryszYJordanYMcKevitYRaiaYSolagesY
CerettoYGalefYKatzERMcLaughYRamosERStecY
ClarkYGanttYKavanagYMillerYReilichYSteckY

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A04874 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A4874A

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 authorize 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.
Currently 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 residents 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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A04874 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        4874--A

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   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.
                                                                  LBD08551-04-3
       A. 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    S 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 the
   12  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 tenant
   17  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    S 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.
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