Bill Text: NY S04142 | 2013-2014 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that members of community boards in NYC need only be 16 years of age to be appointed to such board.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2014-06-20 - SUBSTITUTED BY A2448 [S04142 Detail]

Download: New_York-2013-S04142-Introduced.html
                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                                   I N  S E N A T E
                                    March 12, 2013
       Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
         ment Operations
       AN ACT to amend the public officers law and the New York  city  charter,
         in  relation  to  allowing  certain  individuals  to become members of
         community boards in the city of New York
    1    Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 3 of the public officers law, as
    2  amended by chapter 44 of the  laws  of  1982,  is  amended  to  read  as
    3  follows:
    4    1. No person shall be capable of holding a civil office who shall not,
    5  at  the time he OR SHE shall be chosen thereto, have attained the age of
    6  eighteen years, except that in the case of youth boards,  youth  commis-
    7  sions  [or],  recreation commissions, OR COMMUNITY BOARDS IN THE CITY OF
    8  NEW YORK only, members of such boards or commissions may  be  under  the
    9  age  of  eighteen years, but must have attained the age of sixteen years
   10  on or before appointment to such youth  board,  youth  commission  [or],
   11  recreation  commission, OR COMMUNITY BOARD IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, be a
   12  citizen of the United States, a resident of the state, and if  it  be  a
   13  local  office,  a  resident  of  the  political subdivision or municipal
   14  corporation of the state for which he OR SHE shall be chosen, or  within
   15  which  the  electors  electing him OR HER reside, or within which his OR
   16  HER official functions are required to be exercised, or who  shall  have
   17  been  or shall be convicted of a violation of the selective draft act of
   18  the United States, enacted May eighteenth, nineteen  hundred  seventeen,
   19  or the acts amendatory or supplemental thereto, or of the federal selec-
   20  tive  training  and  service  act  of nineteen hundred forty or the acts
   21  amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.
        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
       S. 4142                             2
    1    S 2. Subdivision a of section 2800 of the New York  city  charter,  as
    2  amended  by  a vote of the people of the city of New York at the general
    3  election held in November of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
    4    a.  For each community district created pursuant to chapter sixty-nine
    5  there shall be a community board which shall consist  of  (1)  not  more
    6  than  fifty  persons  appointed  by  the borough president for staggered
    7  terms of two years, at least one-half of whom shall  be  appointed  from
    8  nominees  of  the  council  members elected from council districts which
    9  include any part of the community district, and  (2)  all  such  council
   10  members  as  non-voting  members. The number of members appointed on the
   11  nomination of each such council member  shall  be  proportional  to  the
   12  share of the district population represented by such council member. The
   13  city  planning  commission, after each council redistricting pursuant to
   14  chapter two-A,  and  after  each  community  redistricting  pursuant  to
   15  section  twenty-seven hundred two, shall determine the proportion of the
   16  community district's population  represented  by  each  council  member.
   17  Copies  of  such  determinations  shall  be  filed  with the appropriate
   18  borough president, community board, and council member. One-half of  the
   19  members  appointed  to any community board shall serve for a term of two
   20  years beginning on the first day of April in each odd-numbered  year  in
   21  which  they  take  office  and  one half of the members appointed to any
   22  community board shall serve for a term of two  years  beginning  on  the
   23  first day of April in each even-numbered year in which they take office.
   24  Members  shall  serve until their successors are appointed but no member
   25  may serve for more than sixty days after the expiration of  his  or  her
   26  original term unless reappointed by the borough president. Not more than
   27  twenty-five percent of the appointed members shall be city employees. NO
   29  person shall be appointed to or remain as a member of the board who does
   30  not have a residence, business, professional or other significant inter-
   31  est in the district. The borough president shall assure adequate  repre-
   32  sentation from the different geographic sections and neighborhoods with-
   33  in  the  community  district.  In  making such appointments, the borough
   34  president shall consider whether the aggregate  of  appointments  fairly
   35  represents all segments of the community. Community boards, civic groups
   36  and  other  community  groups  and  neighborhood associations may submit
   37  nominations to the borough president and to council members.
   38    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.