N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 1279-E
Assignment, transfer, sharing or consolidating powers, functions or activities


1.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this title or any other provision of law, general, special or local, the authority shall develop and complete a personnel and reorganization plan no later than June thirtieth, two thousand nineteen which shall, in whole or in part, assign, transfer, share, or consolidate any one or more of its powers, duties, functions or activities or any department, division or office established therewith, or any of those of its subsidiaries, or affiliates or their subsidiaries, within or between itself, its subsidiaries or affiliates or their subsidiaries, including, but not limited to the New York City Transit Authority, the Long Island Rail Road, the Metro North Commuter Railroad Company, MTA Capital Construction, MTA New York City Bus, Triborough bridge and tunnel authority, and the MTA Staten Island Railway, in a manner consistent with the provisions of this section. Such plan shall identify common functions and assign, transfer, share or consolidate, in whole or in part, such functions between the authority and its subsidiaries, affiliates and subsidiaries of affiliates and shall be accompanied by an independent evaluation of existing personnel within or between itself, its subsidiaries, or affiliates or their subsidiaries in coordination with the authority’s senior management. This plan shall be approved by the board of the authority by July thirtieth, two thousand nineteen. Upon such approval, the board shall also appoint a director of MTA transformation whose responsibilities shall include implementing the personnel and reorganization plan and reporting directly to the board regarding the director’s activities.

(b)

Upon receipt of the review pursuant to § 1279-F (Independent forensic audit)section twelve hundred seventy-nine-f of this title the authority shall revise the personnel and reorganization plan to consider and incorporate the findings of such review within ninety days of receipt. Such revised personnel and reorganization plan shall be approved by the board of the authority.

2.

Such assignment, transfer, sharing, or consolidation pursuant to this section shall occur only if approved by resolution of the board of the authority, serving on behalf of the authority and any affected subsidiary or affiliate or their subsidiary, adopted by not less than a majority vote of the whole number of members of the authority then in office, with the chairman having one additional vote in the event of a tie vote.

3.

Pursuant to this section, any such assigning, transferring, sharing, or consolidating of powers, duties, functions or activities shall not be authorized where it would impair any rights and remedies of any holders of notes, bonds or other obligations issued by the authority, its subsidiaries, or affiliates or their subsidiaries. Nothing set forth in this section shall be construed to impede, infringe or diminish the rights and benefits that accrue to employees and employers through collective bargaining agreements, or impact or change an employee’s membership in a bargaining unit.

4.

No consolidation shall result in the complete dissolution or merger within or between the authority or its subsidiaries, affiliates or their subsidiaries.

Source: Section 1279-E — Assignment, transfer, sharing or consolidating powers, functions or activities, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1279-E (updated Dec. 20, 2019; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

1260
Short title
1261
Definitions
1262
Metropolitan commuter transportation district
1263
Metropolitan transportation authority
1264
Purposes of the authority
1264‑A
State of emergency
1265
General powers of the authority
1265‑A
Contracts
1265‑B
Metropolitan transportation authority small business mentoring program
1266
Special powers of the authority
1266‑A
Medical emergency services
1266‑B
Medical emergency services plan
1266‑C
Transit projects
1266‑D
Long Island rail road commuter’s council
1266‑E
Metro-North rail commuter council
1266‑F
Medical emergency services plan
1266‑G
Excess loss fund
1266‑H
Authority police force
1266‑I
The permanent citizens advisory committee
1266‑J
Metropolitan transportation authority pledge to customers
1266‑K
Expired fare transfer policy
1266‑L
Surveillance cameras
1266‑L*2
Light duty for employees
1266‑M
Information concerning services for human trafficking victims
1267
Acquisition and disposition of real property
1267‑A
Acquisition and disposition of real property by department of transportation
1267‑B
Transit facilities for transit construction fund
1268
Co-operation and assistance of other agencies
1268‑A
Promotion of qualified transportation fringes
1269
Notes, bonds and other obligations of the authority
1269‑A
Metropolitan transportation authority capital program review board
1269‑B
Capital program plans
1269‑C
Metropolitan transportation authority capital program review board
1269‑D
Submission of strategic operation plan
1269‑E
Financial and operational reports
1269‑F
Mission statement and measurement report
1269‑G
Requirements for certain authority contracts and related subcontracts
1270
Reserve funds and appropriations
1270‑A
Metropolitan transportation authority special assistance fund
1270‑B
Metropolitan transportation authority Dutchess, Orange and Rockland fund
1270‑C
Metropolitan transportation authority dedicated tax fund
1270‑D
Consolidated financings
1270‑E
Implementation of the Transportation Infrastructure Bond Act of 2000
1270‑F
Implementation of the rebuild and renew New York transportation bond act of two thousand five
1270‑G
Regulation of certain authority expenditures
1270‑H
Metropolitan transportation authority finance fund
1270‑I
New York city transportation assistance fund
1270‑J
Metropolitan transportation authority commercial gaming revenue fund
1271
Agreement of the state
1272
Right of state to require redemption of bonds
1273
Remedies of noteholders and bondholders
1274
Notes and bonds as legal investment
1275
Exemption from taxation
1276
Actions against the authority
1276‑A
Annual audit of authority
1276‑B
Authority budget and financial plan
1276‑C
Independent audit of authority
1276‑D
Independent audit by the legislature
1276‑E
Reporting
1276‑F
Metropolitan transportation authority transit performance metrics
1277
Station operation and maintenance
1277‑A
Transfer and receipt of surplus funds
1278
Title not affected if in part unconstitutional or ineffective
1279
Metropolitan transportation authority inspector general
1279‑A
Management advisory board
1279‑B
Transition--election to withdraw from the metropolitan commuter transportation district
1279‑C
The office of legislative and community input
1279‑D
Supplemental revenue reporting program
1279‑E
Assignment, transfer, sharing or consolidating powers, functions or activities
1279‑F
Independent forensic audit
1279‑G
Major construction review unit
1279‑H
Debarment
1279‑I
Open data reporting
1279‑L
Right to share employees

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 20, 2019

§ 1279-E’s source at nysenate​.gov

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