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A01019 Summary:

BILL NOA01019
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02804
 
SPONSORWeprin
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRAubry, Benedetto
 
Amd §1045-f, Pub Auth L
 
Relates to appointments to the water board of the city of New York.
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A01019 Actions:

BILL NOA01019
 
01/13/2023referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
01/03/2024referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
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A01019 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1019
 
SPONSOR: Weprin
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the city of New York water board   PURPOSE OF BILL: To make changes to the composition of the New York City Water Board. 0   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill requires that four (4) of the seven (7) members of the Water Board be appointed by the Mayor of New York City, one (1) appointed by the Speaker of the City Council, one (1) by the Public Advocate, and one (1) by the City Comptroller. All of whom must be confirmed by the City Council, The Chair of the board would then be duly elected by the newly appointed members. This bill also includes a conflict of interest provision to prevent current and recent (previous 6 months) city offi- cers or employees from serving on the board. The Chair of the board would then be duly elected by the newly appointed members.   JUSTIFICATION: The New York City Water Board sets the rates for water and sewer fees charged to all building owners, home owners and businesses in New York City. The members of the Water Board are currently all Mayoral appoint- ees. This bill would give appointing power to two other offices of the city government and would offer a level of account. ability to the rate payers.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 02/10/17 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions 01/03/18 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions 05/14/18 reported referred to ways and means   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately upon enactment, although members may serve out the remainder of their two-year term even if they are made ineligible for reappoint- ment.
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A01019 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1019
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 13, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY,
          BENEDETTO -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,
          Authorities and Commissions
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the city of
          New York water board

          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 1045-f of the public authorities
     2  law, as added by chapter 513 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read  as
     3  follows:
     4    2.  (a) The water board shall consist of seven members to be appointed
     5  [by the mayor.] as follows:
     6    (i) Four members appointed by the mayor;
     7    (ii) One member appointed by the speaker of the city council;
     8    (iii) One member appointed by the comptroller of the city of New York;
     9  and
    10    (iv) One member appointed by the public advocate.
    11    (b) All members appointed to the board must be confirmed by  the  city
    12  council before they may commence their term.
    13    (c)  Terms of office of the members shall be two years except that the
    14  terms of four of the board members first appointed shall be one year. At
    15  least one member shall have experience in the science of water  resource
    16  development. No member shall be a director of the authority.  [The mayor
    17  shall  appoint  a  chairman  from  among  the  members of the board.] No
    18  appointee shall be an officer or employee of the city, or have served in
    19  such capacity in the preceding six month period.  The chairman shall  be
    20  duly elected by the members of the board, subject to the same quorum and
    21  voting  requirements  as  provided  for  in  subdivision  seven  of this
    22  section. All members shall continue to hold office until  their  succes-
    23  sors  are  appointed  and  qualified.  Vacancies  shall be filled in the
    24  manner provided for original appointments. Vacancies,  occurring  other-
    25  wise  than  by expiration of term of office, shall be filled in the same
    26  manner as original appointments for the unexpired terms.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01246-01-3
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