Removes restrictions on designation of officers or employees of subsidiary corporations of the MTA as public officers or public employees.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Excused (1): Morahan
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to designation of certain officers and employees of subsidiary corporations as public officers or public employees
PURPOSE: To remove restrictions on designation of officers or employees of subsidiary corporations of the MTA and provide that such employees be deemed as public officers or public employees.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the public authorities law to require the MTA's subsidiary corporations to utilize public employees for their day-to-day operations.
JUSTIFICATION: The current language of this section of law prohibits the MTA Capital Company, a subsidiary company of the MTA, from hiring civil service employees. As a result, MTA employees must borrow employees in professional titles such as architects, engineers, draft persons and others from parts of the MTA. Additionally, the inability to hire civil service employees lends itself to poor hiring and retention practices and the disregard for the merit and fitness system in the agency. This legislation will remove this barrier and provide the MTA Capital Company with qualified, civil servants who in addition to their services, will help save the MTA millions in public dollars, being they will perform work in-house instead of contracting out.
2009 Session: New Bill.