Bill S832-2011

Relates to appointments to the rent guidelines board

Requires the city council to approve the mayor's appointments to the rent guidelines board.

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Actions

  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S832

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to appointments to the rent guidelines board

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to requiring that appointees to the Rent Guidelines Board be subject to confirmation by the New York city Council.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision a of section 26-510 of the administrative code of the city of New York to include the city Council's advice and consent for appointees to the Rent Guidelines Board.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Requiring City Council advice and consent for appointees to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board would provide for important input and review of the qualifications and experience of the members of a body that makes crucial decisions that affect millions of residents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to appointments made on and after such date; provided that the amendments to section 26-510 of chapter 4 of title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York made by section one of this act shall expire on the same date as such law expires and shall not affect the expiration of such law as provided under section 26-520 of such law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 832 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to appointments to the rent guidelines board THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision a of section 26-510 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows: a. There shall be a rent guidelines board to consist of nine members, appointed by the mayor, WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL. Two members shall be representative of tenants, two shall be represen- tative of owners of property, and five shall be public members each of whom shall have had at least five years experience in either finance, economics or housing. One public member shall be designated by the mayor to serve as chairman and shall hold no other public office. No member, officer or employee of any municipal rent regulation agency or the state division of housing and community renewal and no person who owns or manages real estate covered by this law or who is an officer of any owner or tenant organization shall serve on a rent guidelines board. One public member, one member representative of tenants and one member representative of owners shall serve for a term ending two years from January first next succeeding the date of their appointment; one public member, one member representative of tenants and one member represen- tative of owners shall serve for terms ending three years from the Janu- ary first next succeeding the date of their appointment and two public members shall serve for terms ending four years from January first next succeeding the dates of their appointment. The chairman shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Thereafter, all members shall continue in office until their successors have been appointed and qualified. The
mayor shall fill any vacancy which may occur by reason of death, resig- nation or otherwise in a manner consistent with the original appointment, AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL. A member may be removed by the mayor for cause, but not without an oppor- tunity to be heard in person or by counsel, in his or her defense, upon not less than ten days notice. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to appointments made on and after such date; provided that the amendments to section 26-510 of chapter 4 of title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York made by section one of this act shall expire on the same date as such law expires and shall not affect the expiration of such law as provided under section 26-520 of such law.

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