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File #: Int 0177-2006    Version: * Name: Required qualifications of the New York city commissioner of transportation.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 3/1/2006
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the required qualifications of the New York city commissioner of transportation.
Sponsors: James S. Oddo
Council Member Sponsors: 1

Int. No. 177

By Council Member Oddo

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the required qualifications of the New York city commissioner of transportation.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section one. Section 2901 of the New York city charter is hereby amended to read as follows:

§2901. Department; commissioner.  a. There shall be a department of transportation, the head of which shall be the commissioner of transportation;

b.                     No person shall be appointed as commissioner of transportation unless such person possesses the following qualifications:

(1)                     has been a licensed professional engineer in accordance with section 7206 of the education law prior to appointment as commissioner and is in good standing at the time of appointment; or

(2)                     has at least five years of professional experience in the aggregate in the fields of transportation management, transportation engineering, transportation planning, transportation design or traffic safety prior to appointment as commissioner.

c.                     This provision shall in no way impair, diminish or otherwise affect any power of the commissioner to any authority granted the commissioner by this charter or any other provision of law.

§2.                      This provision shall take effect immediately upon its enactment to law.

 

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