Relates to modifying the composition of membership of the Buffalo municipal housing authority.
Law Section: Public Housing Law / Law: Amd S404, Pub Hous L
Law Section: Public Housing Law / Law: Amd S404, Pub Hous L
- May 22, 2012: referred to housing
- May 22, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
- May 22, 2012: PASSED SENATE
- Jan 23, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
- Jan 19, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
- Jan 18, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.43
- Jan 5, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 3133B
- Jan 5, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
- Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
- May 2, 2011: referred to housing
- May 2, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
- May 2, 2011: PASSED SENATE
- Mar 23, 2011: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3133A
- Mar 14, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
- Mar 10, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
- Mar 9, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.196
- Feb 9, 2011: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
S3133-2011 MeetingsHousing, Construction and Community Development: Mar 9, 2011
S3133-2011 CalendarsFloor Calendar: Mar 10, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Mar 14, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Mar 15, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Mar 16, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Mar 21, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Mar 22, 2011 , Floor Calendar: Mar 23, 2011
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Housing, Construction and Community Development - Mar 9, 2011
VOTE: FLOOR VOTE: - May 2, 2011
Ayes (43): Alesi, Ball, Bonacic, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Duane, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (17): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Dilan, Espaillat, Gianaris, Hassell-Thomps, Krueger, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins, Rivera, Serrano, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin
Excused (2): Oppenheimer, Smith
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Housing, Construction and Community Development - Jan 18, 2012
VOTE: FLOOR VOTE: - May 22, 2012
Ayes (44): Adams, Alesi, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Johnson, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Stavisky, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (15): Addabbo, Avella, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Gianaris, Hassell-Thomps, Kennedy, Krueger, Montgomery, Oppenheimer, Rivera, Serrano, Squadron, Stewart-Cousin
Excused (2): Huntley, McDonald
BILL NUMBER:S3133 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to modifying the composition of the membership of the Buffalo municipal housing authority PURPOSE: To change NYS Public Housing Law to grant the Buffalo Common Council the power to appoint two commissioners to the Buffalo Municipal Housing " Authority governing board. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 404 of the NYS public housing law is amended to allow the governing board of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to be comprised of seven members, two elected by tenants, two members appointed by the common council and three members appointed by the mayor of Buffalo, one of whom shall be designated by the mayor as chairman removable at his or her pleasure. This bill will also allow for a five-year term of office for each board member and any vacancy in the office of a member other than chairman occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term; provided that a, vacancy in the seat held by tenant member shall by filled by the mayor within 30 days of vacancy. �404 paragraph 4 states the chairman and other members of the authority other than the two tenant members shall give their whole time to their duties and shall not engage in any other occupation, profession, or employment. The chairman and the members of the authority other than the tenant members shall receive a salary, the amount of which shall be fixed by local law. JUSTIFICATION: Over the past several years residents of the city of Buffalo's Marine Drive Apartments have reported numerous quality of life problems at the complex. These range from matters such as inadequate snow removal, which poses a problem for the many elderly residents of Marine Drive, to more serious safety concerns like the failure of building management to coordinate with the Buffalo Police Department with regard to illegal activity. Tenant complaints to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA), the agency that owns the property and will assume management of the property in 2011, have risen with many of these same tenants feeling their complaints have been ignored. It is imperative that the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Tenant Council has a board of commissioners that represent the diverse needs of the greater Buffalo area as well as those of the housing agency. This bill allows the Buffalo Common Council to appoint two housing commissioners to ensure a more transparent, accountable and representative board of commissioners on behalf of the residents of Marine Drive and to the taxpayers of Buffalo. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill. FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None. EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
3133 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N SENATE February 9, 2011
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to modifying the composition of the membership of the Buffalo municipal housing author ity
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 404 of the public housing law, as amended by chap ter 576 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
S 404. Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority. 1. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is hereby constituted and declared to be a body corpo rate and politic with all the powers, rights and duties set forth in article five of the former state housing law. 2. THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE AUTHORITY SHALL BE COMPRISED OF SEVEN MEMBERS, WITH TWO MEMBERS ELECTED BY TENANTS, TWO MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL AND THREE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR OF BUFFALO, ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE DESIGNATED BY THE MAYOR AS CHAIRMAN REMOVABLE AT HIS OR HER PLEASURE. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, any member of such authority appointed or reappointed by THE COMMON COUNCIL OR the mayor of Buffalo shall be subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the common council of such city. 3. THE TERM OF OFFICE OF EACH MEMBER SHALL BE FIVE YEARS. THE MAYOR SHALL FILE WITH THE COMMISSIONER A CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN AND OF EACH MEMBER. ANY MEMBER OTHER THAN THE CHAIRMAN MAY BE REMOVED BY THE MAYOR FOR CAUSE AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING. A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF A MEMBER OTHER THAN THE CHAIRMAN OCCURRING OTHERWISE THAN BY EXPIRATION OF TERM SHALL BE FILLED FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A VACANCY IN THE SEAT HELD BY EITHER TENANT MEMBER SHALL BE FILLED BY THE MAYOR WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF SUCH VACANCY. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07000-01-1
S. 3133 2 4. THE CHAIRMAN AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY OTHER THAN THE TWO TENANT MEMBERS SHALL GIVE THEIR WHOLE TIME TO THEIR DUTIES AND SHALL NOT ENGAGE IN ANY OTHER OCCUPATION, PROFESSION OR EMPLOYMENT. THE CHAIRMAN AND THE MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY OTHER THAN THE TENANT MEMBERS SHALL RECEIVE A SALARY, THE AMOUNT OF WHICH SHALL BE FIXED BY LOCAL LAW. THE TWO TENANT MEMBERS SHALL RECEIVE A MONTHLY STIPEND IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.