Bill Text: NY A01472 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the appointment of the rent guidelines board; requires a member representative of tenants to be appointed no later than 60 days after a vacancy; prohibits meetings until such time.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - referred to housing [A01472 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01472-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1472
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED, COLTON -- Multi-Spon-
          sored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, COOK, GLICK, MOSLEY, PERRY --  read  once
          and referred to the Committee on Housing
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
          relation to the appointment of the rent guidelines board
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivision a of section 26-510 of the administrative code
     2  of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
     3    a. There shall be a rent guidelines board to consist of nine  members,
     4  appointed  by the mayor. Two members shall be representative of tenants,
     5  two shall be representative of owners of property,  and  five  shall  be
     6  public  members  each of whom shall have had at least five years experi-
     7  ence in either finance, economics or housing. One public member shall be
     8  designated by the mayor to serve as chairman and  shall  hold  no  other
     9  public  office.  No  member,  officer  or employee of any municipal rent
    10  regulation agency or the state division of housing and community renewal
    11  and no person who owns or manages real estate covered by this law or who
    12  is an officer of any owner or tenant organization shall serve on a  rent
    13  guidelines  board.  One  public  member,  one  member  representative of
    14  tenants and one member representative of owners shall serve for  a  term
    15  ending  two  years  from January first next succeeding the date of their
    16  appointment; one public member, one member representative of tenants and
    17  one member representative of owners shall serve for terms  ending  three
    18  years  from the January first next succeeding the date of their appoint-
    19  ment and two public members shall serve for terms ending four years from
    20  January first next succeeding the dates of their appointment. The chair-
    21  man shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor.  Thereafter,  all  members
    22  shall  continue in office until their successors have been appointed and
    23  qualified. The mayor shall fill any vacancy which may occur by reason of
    24  death, resignation or otherwise in a manner consistent with the original
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03135-01-9

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     1  appointment.   When a vacancy occurs in  the  member  representative  of
     2  tenants  position,  the mayor shall fill such vacancy within sixty days.
     3  The board shall be prohibited from convening its next  regularly  sched-
     4  uled  meeting  until  the member representative of tenants is appointed.
     5  Additionally, the board shall not meet until at least thirty days  after
     6  a member representative of tenants is appointed. A member may be removed
     7  by  the  mayor  for cause, but not without an opportunity to be heard in
     8  person or by counsel, in his or her defense, upon not less than ten days
     9  notice.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
    11  ments  to  section 26-510 of chapter 4 of title 26 of the administrative
    12  code of the city of New York made by  section  one  of  this  act  shall
    13  expire  on  the  same  date as such law expires and shall not affect the
    14  expiration of such law as provided under section 26-520 of such law.
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