NJ SB 550

Author

Kevin O\'Toole

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609-292-5222

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Bill Text

Category

Ports

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State

NJ

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Summary

Establishes Bi-State Commission to recommend Reforms to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Issue

The purpose of the commission is to study the current structure, management, and oversight of the Port Authority and to recommend legislation to the legislatures of the State of New Jersey and the State of New York to reform the Port Authority. The report shall include, policies to address divisions between the Port Authority's New York and New Jersey counterparts and an analysis of whether the Port Authority could be restructured to resolve the two state's divergent goals and objectives; policies to address operational, structural, and management issues at the Port Authority; policies to address terms and method of appointment for Port Authority commissioners and senior leadership; policies establishing a formal and transparent process for non emergency operational changes at the Port Authority including an advance study and approval process and local government notification requirements; an analysis of the reforms implemented through New York's Public Authorities Report Act of 2009 and a determination of whether similar reforms should be implemented at the Port Authority. The commission is to submit a report of its findings and legislative proposals to the governors and legislatures of both states within 12 months of its first meeting.

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Notes

No further action at this time.

History

01/12/2016 Introduced in the Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism