Bill S2601-2011

Requires one trustee of the New York Power Authority be a resident of St. Lawrence County and one trustee to be a resident of Niagara county

Requires one trustee of the New York Power Authority be a resident of St. Lawrence county and one trustee to be a resident of Niagara county.

Details

Actions

  • Mar 5, 2012: referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
  • Mar 5, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 5, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 29, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 15, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 14, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.205
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 14, 2011: referred to aging
  • Jun 14, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 14, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 15, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 14, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 8, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.69
  • Jan 26, 2011: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - Feb 8, 2011
Ayes (9): Maziarz, Alesi, Fuschillo, Ritchie, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Parker, Adams, Kennedy
Ayes W/R (2): O'Mara, Kruger
Nays (1): Gianaris
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - Feb 14, 2012
Ayes (8): Maziarz, Alesi, Fuschillo, Griffo, Ritchie, Robach, Kennedy, Dilan
Ayes W/R (3): O'Mara, Parker, Adams
Nays (1): Gianaris

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2601

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to appointing a St. Lawrence county resident and a Niagara county resident to the power authority of the state of New York

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires one NYPA trustee to be from Niagara and one from St. Lawrence County.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 1003 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 766 of the laws of 2005, in order to provide that the New York power Authority Board of Trustees Contains one Trustee who resides in Niagara County. Further, the Board of Trustees will also contain one member who resides in St. Lawrence County.

JUSTIFICATION: The Niagara power project is the biggest electricity producer in New York State and according to the New York power Authority generates 2.4 million kilowatts--enough power to light 24 million 100-watt bulbs at once. This low-cost electricity saves the state's residents and businesses hundreds of millions of dollars a year. However, the citizen, of Niagara County have no representation on the power Authorities Board of Trustees.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.3560 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATION: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2601 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 26, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MAZIARZ, GRIFFO, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to appointing a St. Lawrence county resident and a Niagara county resident to the power authority of the state of New York THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 1003 of the public author- ities law, as amended by chapter 766 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: The authority shall consist of seven trustees, five of whom shall serve respectively for terms of one, two, three, four and five years, to be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. The sixth and seventh trustees shall be appointed by the gover- nor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, and shall serve initial terms of one and two years respectively. ONE TRUSTEE SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY AND ONE TRUSTEE SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF NIAGARA COUNTY. Each trustee shall hold office until a successor has been appointed and qualified. At the expiration of the term of each trustee and of each succeeding trustee the governor shall, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint a successor, who shall hold office for a term of five years, or until a successor has been appointed and qualified. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of the trustee by death, resignation or otherwise, the governor shall, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint a successor, who shall hold office for the unexpired term. Four trustees shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of organizing the authority and conducting the business thereof. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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