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Bill S1550-2013

Provides that municipal housing authorities shall be subject to the review and regulation of the authorities budget office; repealer

Provides that municipal housing authorities in cities having a population of one million or more shall be subject to the review and regulation of the authorities budget office.

Details

Actions

  • Apr 28, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 10, 2014: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions - Apr 28, 2014
Ayes (6): Ranzenhofer, Flanagan, Larkin, Martins, Perkins, Squadron

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1550

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to making municipal housing authorities subject to the review and regulation of the authorities budget office; and to repeal section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating to incorporating certain provisions of the public authorities law therein, relating to exempting municipal housing authorities from the public authorities law

PURPOSE: This bill adds municipal housing authorities to the list of entities that fall within the purview of the public authorities reform legislation and the Authorities Budget Office.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - municipal housing authority is added to the definition of "local authority".

Section 2 - section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating to incorporating certain provisions of the public authorities law therein is repealed.

Section 3 - effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The bill would strengthen the Public Authorities Reform Act by including "municipal housing authority" within the definition of "local authority". The enactment of public authorities reform tasked the Authorities Budget Office with responsibilities such as: prohibiting the creation of subsidiary authorities without legislative approval (with certain exceptions), making changes to the authority board's governing process, creating a fiduciary duty, enabling the comptroller to approve authority contracts, strengthening the rules on the disposition of public authority property, providing MWBE and creating whistleblower protections. However, due to the oversight of a statute from 1957, municipal public housing authorities were inadvertently excluded from the reform legislation. This bill corrects that oversight.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S7535 - Referred to Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1550 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to making munic- ipal housing authorities subject to the review and regulation of the authorities budget office; and to repeal section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating to incorpo- rating certain provisions of the public authorities law therein, relating to exempting municipal housing authorities from the public authorities law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 2 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 257 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 2. "local authority" shall mean (a) a public authority or public bene- fit corporation created by or existing under this chapter or any other law of the state of New York whose members do not hold a civil office of the state, are not appointed by the governor or are appointed by the governor specifically upon the recommendation of the local government or governments; (b) a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with, sponsored by, or created by a county, city, town or village government; (c) a local industrial developmental agency or authority or other local public benefit corporation; (d) an affiliate of such local authority; [or] (e) a land bank corporation created pursuant to article sixteen of the not- for-profit corporation law; OR (F) ANY MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY. S 2. Section 7 of chapter 913 of the laws of 1957 amending the public housing law relating to incorporating certain provisions of the public authorities law therein is REPEALED. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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