S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 832 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to appointments to the rent guidelines board THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 1 Section 1. Subdivision a of section 26-510 of the administrative code 2 of the city of New York is amended to read as follows: 3 a. There shall be a rent guidelines board to consist of nine members, 4 appointed by the mayor, WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 5 Two members shall be representative of tenants, two shall be represen- 6 tative of owners of property, and five shall be public members each of 7 whom shall have had at least five years experience in either finance, 8 economics or housing. One public member shall be designated by the mayor 9 to serve as chairman and shall hold no other public office. No member, 10 officer or employee of any municipal rent regulation agency or the state 11 division of housing and community renewal and no person who owns or 12 manages real estate covered by this law or who is an officer of any 13 owner or tenant organization shall serve on a rent guidelines board. One 14 public member, one member representative of tenants and one member 15 representative of owners shall serve for a term ending two years from 16 January first next succeeding the date of their appointment; one public 17 member, one member representative of tenants and one member represen- 18 tative of owners shall serve for terms ending three years from the Janu- 19 ary first next succeeding the date of their appointment and two public 20 members shall serve for terms ending four years from January first next 21 succeeding the dates of their appointment. The chairman shall serve at 22 the pleasure of the mayor. Thereafter, all members shall continue in 23 office until their successors have been appointed and qualified. The EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00577-01-1 S. 832 2 1 mayor shall fill any vacancy which may occur by reason of death, resig- 2 nation or otherwise in a manner consistent with the original 3 appointment, AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL. A 4 member may be removed by the mayor for cause, but not without an oppor- 5 tunity to be heard in person or by counsel, in his or her defense, upon 6 not less than ten days notice. 7 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to 8 appointments made on and after such date; provided that the amendments 9 to section 26-510 of chapter 4 of title 26 of the administrative code of 10 the city of New York made by section one of this act shall expire on the 11 same date as such law expires and shall not affect the expiration of 12 such law as provided under section 26-520 of such law.