Provides for the appointment of 2 more members to the board of the city of Yonkers parking authority.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to increasing the membership of the board of the city of Yonkers parking authority
PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the number of appointed members to the board of the City of Yonkers Parking Authority.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends Section 1596-c of the public authorities law, as amended by Chapter 673 of the laws of 1964, to read as follows: to increase the number of members of the Yonkers Parking Authority from four to eight members. It also sets forth the length of terms for each of the four additional members as follows: the first additional member shall be appointed for a term of one year, one member shall be appointed for a term of two years, one member shall be appointed for a term of three years, and one member shall be appointed for a term of four years to commence on the day of his or her appointment by the Mayor of Yonkers and each expiring on March 31st of their respective terms. Additionally, their successors shall thereafter be appointed for terms of five years, and nothing in this section shall preclude current members, as of June 1, 2013, from serving out the remainder of their term.
JUSTIFICATION: By increasing the number of members of the Yonkers Parking Authority, greater community representation is achieved.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 - S.6555C - Died Corp, Authorities & Commissions Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3021 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 28, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 increasing the membership of the board of the city of Yonkers parking authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1596-c of the public authorities law, as added by chapter 673 of the laws of 1964, is amended to read as follows: S 1596-c. City of Yonkers parking authority. A board to be known as "City of Yonkers parking authority" is hereby created. Such board shall be a body corporate and politic, constituting a public benefit corpo- ration, and its existence shall commence upon the appointment of the members as
[herein]provided IN THIS SECTION. It shall consist of a chairman, appointed by the mayor of the city of Yonkers, and [four]EIGHT other members, who shall also be appointed by the mayor. The [appointment of the]chairman shall [be]SERVE for a term of five years [and of each of the other members for terms of one, two, three and four years from the first day of April, nineteen hundred sixty-four. At the expiration of such terms, the terms of office of their successors shall be five years so that the term of office of one-fifth of such members shall expire on the thirty-first day of March in each year]; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, OF THE FOUR OFFICES OF MEMBERS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN THAT AMENDED THIS SECTION, ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR A TERM TO COMMENCE ON THE DAY OF HIS OR HER APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR AND WHICH SHALL EXPIRE ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MARCH, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN; ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR A TERM TO COMMENCE ON THE DAY OF HIS OR HER APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR AND WHICH SHALL EXPIRE ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MARCH, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN; ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR A TERM TO COMMENCE ON THE DAY OF HIS OR HER APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR AND WHICH SHALL EXPIREEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03276-01-3 S. 3021 2
ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MARCH, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, AND ONE MEMBER SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR A TERM TO COMMENCE ON THE DAY OF HIS OR HER APPOINTMENT BY THE MAYOR AND WHICH SHALL EXPIRE ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MARCH, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN AND THEIR SUCCESSORS SHALL THEREAFTER BE APPOINTED TO TERMS OF FIVE YEARS. Each member shall continue to serve until the appointment and qualification of his OR HER successor. Vacan- cies in such board occurring otherwise than by the expiration of such term, shall be filled for the unexpired term. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PRECLUDE CURRENT MEMBERS, AS OF JUNE FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, FROM SERVING OUT THE REMAINDER OF THEIR TERM. The members of the board shall choose from their number a vice-chairman. The mayor may remove any member of the board for inefficiency, neglect of duty or misconduct in office, giving him OR HER a copy of the charges against him OR HER and an opportunity of being heard in person, or by counsel, in his OR HER defense upon not less than ten days' notice. The members of the board shall be entitled to no compensation for their services but shall be entitled to reimbursement for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. The powers of the authority shall be vested in and exercised by a majority of the members of the board then in office. Such board may delegate to one or more of its members or to its officers, agents and employees such powers and duties as it may deem proper. Such board and its corporate existence shall continue only to the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred ninety-nine, and thereafter until all its liabilities have been met and its bonds have been paid in full or such liabilities or bonds have otherwise been discharged. Upon its ceasing to exist, all its rights and properties shall pass to the city. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.