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File #: Int 0611-2015    Version: Name: Membership of the veterans advisory board.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 1/7/2015
Enactment date: 3/18/2015 Law number: 2015/024
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to membership of the veterans advisory board, and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation and posting of electronic mail addresses by members of the veterans' advisory board.
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Mark Levine, Andrew Cohen, Alan N. Maisel, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, James G. Van Bramer, Daniel Dromm , Vanessa L. Gibson, David G. Greenfield, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Jumaane D. Williams, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: Established in the New York City Charter is a Veterans Advisory Board (the “Board”), which is tasked with advising the director of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) on all matters concerning veterans, as well as to meet quarterly and report on its activities on or before December 31 of each year. Currently, the Board consists of nine members, all of whom must be veterans. Five of the members are appointed by the Mayor, and four are appointed by the Speaker of the City Council. Members serve for three year terms. The Mayor and the Speaker are required to considered service in conflicts when making their appointments. This bill would expand the Veterans Advisory Board to eleven members, allowing the Mayor to appoint six members and the Speaker of the City Council to appoint five members. Additionally, the bill would require that MOVA ensure each member of the Board receive a city email address upon appointment. Such email address is to be made available to the public on the MOVA website within 30 days of the appointment.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 611, 2. Int. No. 611 - 1/7/15, 3. Committee Report 2/10/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 2/10/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 2/10/15, 6. Committee Report 2/25/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/25/15, 8. February 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Fiscal Impact Statement, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-26-15, 11. Mayor's Letter, 12. Local Law 24, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 26, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
3/18/2015AMathieu Eugene City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/2015AMathieu Eugene Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/2015AMathieu Eugene Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015AMathieu Eugene City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015AMathieu Eugene City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Veterans Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015AMathieu Eugene Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/2015*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/2015*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015*Mathieu Eugene City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015*Mathieu Eugene City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 611-A
 
By Council Members Eugene, Koo, Rose, Levine, Cohen, Maisel, Arroyo, Van Bramer, Dromm, Gibson, Greenfield, Kallos, Lander, Williams and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to membership of the veterans advisory board, and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation and posting of electronic mail addresses by members of the veterans' advisory board.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Subdivision d of section 14 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law number 10 for the year 2006, is amended to read as follows:
      d. Veterans' advisory board. There shall be a veterans' advisory board consisting of [nine] eleven members, all of whom shall be veterans, [five] six of whom shall be appointed by the mayor and [four] five of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the council of the city of New York.  Of these [nine] eleven appointees, there shall be one representative from each of the five boroughs of the city of New York. The mayor and the speaker shall each consider service in conflicts involving members of the United States armed forces when making such appointments.  All members shall serve for a term of three (3) years and may be removed by the appointing official for cause. Members of the advisory board shall elect by majority vote one such member to serve as chairperson and one such member to serve as vice-chairperson, each to serve in that capacity for one-year terms.  In the event of a vacancy on the advisory board during the term of office of a member by reason of removal, death, resignation, or otherwise, a successor shall be chosen in the same manner as the original appointment. A member appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the balance of the unexpired term.  The advisory board shall (i) advise the director on all matters concerning veterans; (ii) hold at least one meeting open to the public in each borough on an annual basis, with notice of each public meeting provided in accordance with the public notice requirements of article 7 of the public officers law, and with each public meeting recorded and broadcast in accordance with subdivision d of section 1063 of the New York city charter; (iii) keep a record of its deliberations; (iv) determine its own rules of procedure; and (v) submit an annual report of its activities to the mayor and the council on or before December 31st of each year. Such annual report should include policy and legislative recommendations for the office of veterans' affairs and the council.
      §2.  Subchapter 3 of chapter one of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-132 to read as follows:
        § 3-132 Veterans' advisory board electronic mail addresses. Upon appointment to the board, every member of the veterans' advisory board, as constituted pursuant to subdivision d of section 14 of the New York city charter, shall create an electronic mail address dedicated exclusively to the conduct of the business of the board. The office of veterans' affairs shall make such electronic mail address available to the public on the website of the office of veterans' affairs no later than thirty days after the commencement of the member's term of appointment. Such electronic mail address may not be commingled with any other personal or professional electronic mail addresses held or maintained by the members of the board. The office of veterans' affairs may establish guidelines to promote uniformity in the formatting of any electronic mail address created pursuant to this section.
               §3.      This local law shall take effect thirty days after enactment into law.
 
 
 
 
 
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