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Bill S5415-2011

Extends certain provisions relating to the membership composition of the metropolitan transportation authority board

Extends provisions relating to the membership composition of the metropolitan transportation authority board.

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  • May 25, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.870
  • May 19, 2011: REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions - May 25, 2011
Ayes (5): Ranzenhofer, Flanagan, Larkin, Martins, Perkins
Excused (1): Squadron

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5415

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 549 of the laws of 1994, amending the public authorities law relating to the membership composition of the metropolitan transportation authority board, in relation to extending the effectiveness of such provisions

PURPOSE: Chapter 2 of the laws of 2010 extended from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2012 provisions relating to the composition of the MTA Board to include two non-voting members (one to represent the riders and one to represent labor). This bill extends the sunset provision to January 1, 2014.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill extends chapter 2 of the laws of 2010 from January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2014.

Section 3 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The two non-voting members of the MTA Board serve rotating 18-month terms with 4 alternate non-voting members. The objective of this somewhat confusing system of rotating non-voting members is to have one non-voting member representing the commuters (the users of transit, Long Island Railroad or Metro-North Railroad) interests and one non-voting member representing labor (transit, Long Island Railroad or Metro-North Railroad) interests, with the only restriction being that the two non-voting members serving at anyone time can not both represent the same MTA agency. This is to ensure that there is always one subway/bus representative (rider or labor) and one commuter railroad (rider or labor) representative. As with regular prospective MTA members, non-voting and alternate members must be confirmed by the New York State Senate.

This provision of law should be extended to allow two non-voting members to continue to serve on the Board. The inclusion of both rider and labor viewpoints at the MTA Board level broadens participation and ultimately benefits the Board and the MTA users.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5415 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 19, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend chapter 549 of the laws of 1994, amending the public authorities law relating to the membership composition of the metro- politan transportation authority board, in relation to extending the effectiveness of such provisions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 549 of the laws of 1994, amending the public authorities law relating to the membership composition of the metropolitan transportation authority board, as amended by chapter 2 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: S 3. This act shall take effect January 1, 1995 and shall expire and be deemed repealed on January 1, [2012] 2014 and upon such date the provisions of law amended by this act shall revert to and be read as if the provisions of this act had not been enacted. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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