A06168 Summary:

BILL NOA06168B
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRyan
 
COSPNSRWallace, Bronson, Burke, Peoples-Stokes, McMahon
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1299-a & 1299-c, Pub Auth L
 
Requires the appointment of a transit dependent and para-transit dependent representative on the Niagara Frontier transportation authority.
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A06168 Actions:

BILL NOA06168B
 
02/28/2019referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
04/16/2019amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
04/16/2019print number 6168a
06/12/2019amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
06/12/2019print number 6168b
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A06168 Committee Votes:

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A06168 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06168 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         6168--B
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 28, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. RYAN, WALLACE, BRONSON -- read once and referred
          to the Committee  on  Corporations,  Authorities  and  Commissions  --
          committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
          recommitted to said committee -- again reported  from  said  committee
          with  amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said
          committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  the  Niagara
          Frontier transportation authority
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 1299-a of the public authorities law is amended  by
     2  adding two new subdivisions 18 and 19 to read as follows:
     3    18.  "Transit  dependent"  shall  mean an individual who is limited to
     4  public transit as their primary mode of transportation because the indi-
     5  vidual, (a) has no means of private transportation; (b) is elderly (over
     6  age 65); (c) is a youth (under age 18); or (d) lives below  the  poverty
     7  or median income levels as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
     8    19.  "Para-transit  dependent" shall mean an individual who is limited
     9  to public transit as their primary mode of transportation  and  who  has
    10  either a permanent or temporary disability.
    11    § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 1299-c of the public authorities law, as
    12  amended  by chapter 220 of the laws of 2012, paragraph (b) as amended by
    13  chapter 197 of the laws of 2017, and paragraph (c) as amended by chapter
    14  176 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
    15    1. (a) There is hereby created the  "Niagara  Frontier  transportation
    16  authority."  The authority shall be a body corporate and politic consti-
    17  tuting a public benefit corporation. The authority shall  consist  of  a
    18  chairman,  [ten]  not  more than twelve other members and shall have two
    19  non-voting members as described in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subdi-
    20  vision appointed by the governor by and with the advice and  consent  of
    21  the  senate.  The  chairman  and  all  members shall be residents of the
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03819-04-9

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     1  district. Of the [ten] members other than the  chairman,  one  shall  be
     2  appointed  upon  the written recommendation of the Erie county executive
     3  [and], one shall be appointed upon the  written  recommendation  of  the
     4  Erie  county legislature, at least one shall be appointed as a represen-
     5  tative of the transit dependent community and  at  least  one  shall  be
     6  appointed  as  a representative of the para-transit dependent community,
     7  as described in paragraph (d) of this subdivision.    The  chairman  and
     8  each  of  the  members  shall  be  appointed  for a term of eight years,
     9  provided however, that the chairman first appointed shall  serve  for  a
    10  term  ending  June thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy-three, and of the
    11  eight other members first appointed, one shall serve for a  term  ending
    12  June thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty-eight, two shall serve for a term
    13  ending  June thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty-nine, one shall serve for
    14  a term ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy, two shall  serve
    15  for  a  term  ending  June  thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy-one, one
    16  shall serve for a term ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred  seventy-
    17  two  and  one  shall  serve  for  a term ending June thirtieth, nineteen
    18  hundred seventy-three. The term of  one  of  the  members  appointed  to
    19  memberships  first  created  by  law after April first, nineteen hundred
    20  sixty-nine shall end on June thirtieth, nineteen  hundred  seventy-four,
    21  and the term of the other such member shall end on June thirtieth, nine-
    22  teen  hundred  seventy-five. Following the expiration of any term ending
    23  on or after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred eighty-seven,  each  member
    24  shall  be  appointed for a term of five years beginning on the day after
    25  the expiration date of such prior term; provided, however, that the term
    26  of the member first appointed upon the  written  recommendation  of  the
    27  Erie  county  executive  and the term of the member first appointed upon
    28  the written recommendation of the Erie county legislature shall be for a
    29  term ending on June thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-six.
    30    (b) The first non-voting member of the  authority  who  shall  not  be
    31  considered in determining a quorum, shall be recommended to the governor
    32  by  the  labor  organization representing the plurality of the employees
    33  within the authority and shall be a resident  of  the  Niagara  Frontier
    34  transportation  district  as described in section twelve hundred ninety-
    35  nine-b of this title. Such first non-voting member  shall  be  appointed
    36  for  a term of five years, provided, however, that if at any time during
    37  the term of appointment such non-voting member ceases to  be  affiliated
    38  with  the  labor  organization  representing  the plurality of employees
    39  within the authority, then such  labor  organization  may  at  any  time
    40  during  such term recommend a new member to the governor who shall serve
    41  the remainder of the term. If the local bargaining unit decertifies  its
    42  existing  union  affiliation  and certifies a new union, the union which
    43  represents the plurality of the employees may recommend a new member  to
    44  the governor who shall serve the remainder of the term.  The chairman of
    45  the  authority,  at  his  or her discretion, may exclude such non-voting
    46  member from attending any portion of a meeting of the  authority  or  of
    47  any committee held for the purpose of discussing negotiations with labor
    48  organizations,  pending  litigation involving the labor organization, or
    49  the investigation, evaluation, or discipline of an employee.
    50    (c) There shall also be a second non-voting member of  the  authority,
    51  who shall not be considered in determining a quorum. The second non-vot-
    52  ing member shall be appointed by the governor as a representative of the
    53  transit  dependent community and/or people with disabilities. The second
    54  non-voting member shall be appointed for a term of five years.
    55    (d) There shall be at least two members of the authority appointed  by
    56  the  governor as representatives of the transit dependent and para-tran-

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     1  sit dependent community. The governor shall make initial appointments to
     2  the authority in such number and from lists  submitted  as  follows:  at
     3  least two members shall be appointed to the authority from a list of not
     4  less  than  four names, submitted to the governor by local and statewide
     5  transit advocacy organizations. The members  shall  be  residents  of  a
     6  county  described  in  paragraph  (a) of this subdivision.   The members
     7  shall be appointed for a term of five years. If a  vacancy  shall  occur
     8  for  these member positions, a replacement shall be appointed within six
     9  months, subject to the same appointment process within this paragraph.
    10    § 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    11  have become a law.
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