Provides that the New York city housing authority shall not be required to pay for sanitation services provided to the New York city housing authority by the city of New York.
BILL NUMBER: S868
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to sanitation services provided to the New York city housing authority
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The New York City housing authority shall not De required to pay any charges, assessments or other fees in connection with sanitation services provided by the sanitation service of the city of New York to its housing facilities.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new subdivisions 5-b:
5-b. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 16-114 of the administrative code of the city of New York, the New York city housing authority shall not be required to pay for sanitation services provided by the sanitation department of the city of new York pursuant to title sixteen of such code. Any provision of any agreement, contract, memorandum of understanding, or other arrangement by which the New York city housing authority agrees or is required to pay for such sanitation services shall be null and void; provided that this subdivision shall not affect or impair the effectiveness or enforceability of any other provision of such agreement, contract, memorandum of understanding, or other arrangement.
JUSTIFICATION : Four hundred thousand residents, 5% of New York city's population, live in NYCHA housing. This cash strapped agency should not have to make cash payments to the city for basic services which are provided through tax dollars. One public agency should not have to pay another public agency to do what it should already be doing. With NYCHA running a $200 million deficit every year, the payments should be eliminated and residents should receive sanitation services as do other residents.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : Previously introduced.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 868 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 public housing law, in relation to sanitation services provided to the New York city housing authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-b to read as follows: 5-B. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 16-114 OF THE ADMINIS- TRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORI- TY SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR SANITATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK PURSUANT TO TITLE SIXTEEN OF SUCH CODE. ANY PROVISION OF ANY AGREEMENT, CONTRACT, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT BY WHICH THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY AGREES OR IS REQUIRED TO PAY FOR SUCH SANITATION SERVICES SHALL BE NULL AND VOID; PROVIDED THAT THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT AFFECT OR IMPAIR THE EFFECTIVENESS OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION OF SUCH AGREEMENT, CONTRACT, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, OR OTHER ARRANGE- MENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01025-01-1