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S00278 Summary:

Amd 1003, Pub Auth L
Provides that the next appointed trustee of the power authority of New York state shall be from Niagara county and provides for a permanent trustee from such county on such authority.
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S00278 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
        AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the trustees
          of the power authority of New York state

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section 1003 of the public authorities law, as amended by
     2  chapter 766 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 1003. Trustees. 1. (a) The authority shall consist  of  seven  trus-
     4  tees,  five  of  whom  shall  serve  respectively for terms of one, two,
     5  three, four and five years, to be appointed by the governor, by and with
     6  the advice and consent of the senate. The  sixth  and  seventh  trustees
     7  shall  be  appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent
     8  of the senate, and shall serve  initial  terms  of  one  and  two  years
     9  respectively.  Each trustee shall hold office until a successor has been
    10  appointed and qualified. At the expiration of the term of  each  trustee
    11  and  of  each  succeeding  trustee  the  governor shall, by and with the
    12  advice and consent of the senate, appoint a successor,  who  shall  hold
    13  office for a term of five years, or until a successor has been appointed
    14  and  qualified. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of the
    15  trustee by death, resignation or otherwise, the governor shall,  by  and
    16  with  the  advice  and  consent  of the senate, appoint a successor, who
    17  shall hold office for the unexpired term. Four trustees shall constitute
    18  a quorum for the purpose of organizing the authority and conducting  the
    19  business thereof.
    20    (b)  Notwithstanding  the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivi-
    21  sion, the first vacancy in an office  of  trustee  occurring  after  the
    22  effective  date  of  this  paragraph  shall  be  filled by a resident of

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  Niagara county and thereafter at least one office of  trustee  shall  be
     2  held by a resident of Niagara county.
     3    2. The trustee chosen as [chairman] chairperson as provided in section
     4  one  thousand  four  of this title, shall receive an annual salary which
     5  shall be set by the trustees of  the  authority,  and  which  shall  not
     6  exceed  the  salary prescribed for the positions listed in paragraph (f)
     7  of subdivision one of section one hundred sixty-nine  of  the  executive
     8  law.  Each  other  trustee  shall  not receive a salary or other compen-
     9  sation. Each trustee shall receive his or her reasonable expenses in the
    10  performance of his or  her  duties  hereunder.  The  trustee  chosen  as
    11  [chairman]  chairperson  may  elect  to  become a member of the New York
    12  state and local employees'  retirement  system  on  the  basis  of  such
    13  compensation  to  which  he  or she shall be entitled as herein provided
    14  notwithstanding the provisions of any general,  special  or  local  law,
    15  municipal charter, or ordinance.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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