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legislature in such a way as to aid the legislature in the formulation and development of state policy includ

ing the promotion of identifiable growth industries. The commission shall provide the legislature with early

indications of probable beneficial and adverse impacts

of pending or proposed applications of technology. The commission shall upon the request of the chairman of

any standing committee of either house, or any joint committee commission, review any bill which relates

to a subject with scientific or technical implications. The commission shall consist of ten members to be ap

pointed as follows: three members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and two members

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the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among the members so appointed, chairman and vice chairman shall be designated by the joint action of the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission shall be filled in the

manner in which the original appointment was made. No member, officer or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall be forfeit any such office or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special,

or local law, ordinance, or city charter. An advisory board is hereby established to provide technical support and policy making assistance

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the commission. The board shall be made up of six members with knowledge and current experience in any pertinent field of science and/or technology and who belong to and are active in several professional scientific societies. The members shall be appointed as follows: three members shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate;

and three members shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly. From among the members appointed, a chairman and vice chairman shall be elected. Any vacancy that occurs in the advisory board shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appoint

ment was made. The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such per

sonnel as it may deem necessary for the performance of its functions and fix compensation within the amount appropriated therefor. The commission may meet within and without the state; hold public and private hearings and otherwise have all of the powers of a legislative committee under the legislative law. The members of the commission and advisory board shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties hereunder.

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Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em

ployees of the legislature for all purposes. The commission may request and shall receive from any sub

division, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, such facilities, sistance and data as it deems nec

ecessary or desirable for the proper execution of its powers and duties. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out

the purposes and objectives set forth herein. The commission shall submit a report to the governor and the legislature containing its findings

before March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. Maintenance undistributed

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LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION CHOICES

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The legislature hereby finds and declares that the econom

ic and social well-being of the people of the state inextricably linked to the quality of the state's transportation services and further that said transportation services heavily dependent upon energy sources or

fuels of uncertain future supply. Recent surveys of New York's transportation system indi

cate that portions of said system are badly in need of rehabilitation and improvement and such surveys warn that the transportation infrastructure may begin to deteriorate rapidly unless action is taken quickly to prevent such deterioration. The transportation systems serving the regions of the state are also subject to severe dislocations or disruptions of fuel supplies in the future, which will affect appreciably the standard

of living of all New York residents. Accordingly, there is hereby created a legislative commis

sion to be known as the legislative commission on critical transportation choices. Such commission shall consist of ten members to be appointed follows: three members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; three members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; two members of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate;

and two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the chairmanship, vice-chairmanship or other membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. From among the bers as appointed, a chairman and vice-chairman shall be

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appointed jointly by the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. No member, officer, or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any other public office or employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special, or local laws, ordi

nance, or city charter. The commission hereby created shall have the power to: (1)

recommend a statewide plan of action to meet critical transportation needs within the state; (2) assess the transportation needs of localities with respect

to various modes of moving people and goods and their energy dependency thereof; (3) evaluate probable impact of

energy shortages the ability to sustain the various modes of transportation; (4) identify and study long-term transportation

needs under attenuated energy supplies; (5) assess impact of federal and state regulations on transportation systems; (6) evaluate the impact of public projects on existing transportation networks; (7) coordinate and cooperate with other states in the planning and development of mutually beneficial and supportive transportation projects and services including highways, bridges, tunnels, railroad facilities and aviation projects; (8) study and assess the future of commercial and private air service and make recommendations for the preservation and improvement of such service; (9) undertake research and develop proposals in tion with the development of ports, free trade zones, transportation hubs and facilities related thereto; (10) undertake research and develop proposals in connection with safety and safety related programs in the various transportation modes; (11) evaluate the short-term and long-term capital needs and operating assistance requirements of the state's public transit systems; (12) cooperate with local, state and federal officials in the analysis of possible changes in rules, regulations and laws relating to transportation; (13) assess the relationship between transportation and economic develop

ment. The commission may employ personnel required and fix their

compensation within the amount appropriated therefor. The commission may meet within and without the state; hold public and private hearings and otherwise have all of the powers of legislative committee under the legislative law. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in

the performance of their duties hereunder. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em

ployees of the legislature for all purposes. The commission may request and shall receive from any sub

division, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency or other instrumentality of the state or of any

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political subdivision thereof, such facilities, sistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable for

the proper execution of its powers and duties. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out

the purposes and objectives of this act. The commission shall submit a report to the legislature containing its recommendations

before March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The commission shall continue in existence until March thirty

first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. Maintenance undistributed For services and expenses

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The legislature hereby finds and declares that the state

has the sovereign power to regulate and control the water resources of this state, including the counties of Nassau and Suffolk and an adequate and suitable water supply for two such counties for water supply, domestic, municipal, industrial, agricultural and commercial uses, power, irrigation, transportation, fire protection, sewage and water assimilation, the growth of the forest, maintenance of fish and wildlife, recreational enjoyment and other uses is essential to the health, safety and welfare of the people and economic growth and prosperity

of two said counties. Recent studies and reports have been made which indicate

that due to many diverse reasons, the water supply and water resources of the two said counties may be in

jeopardy. Accordingly, a legislative commission is hereby establish

ed: (a) to investigate and evaluate said reports; (b) to make recommendations for provisions to be made for the

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regulation and supervision of activities that deplete, defile, damage or otherwise adversely affect the waters of the two said counties, and the land resources associated therewith; (c) to determine where uncontaminated or virgin sources of water exist in both counties; and (d) to recommend legislative or administrative actions that are required to preserve and protect such resources for

future use. Such commission shall consist of six members to be ap

pointed as follows: two members of the senate shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; two members of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly; one member of the senate shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and

member of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. Any vacancy that occurs in the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the orginal appointment was made. Co-chairmen

of the commission shall be designated by the president protem of the senate and the speaker of the assembly respectively. No member, officer, or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from holding any public office employment, nor shall he forfeit any such office or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any gen

eral, special, or local law, ordinance, or city charter. The commission may employ personnel required and fix their

compensation within the amount appropriated therefor. The commission

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meet within and without the state; hold public and private hearings and otherwise have all of the powers

of legislative committee under the legislative law. The members the commission shall receive

no compensation for their services but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in

the performance of their duties hereunder. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be em

ployees of the legislature for all purposes. The commission may request and shall receive from any sub

division, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision

subdivision thereof, such facilities, sistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable for

the proper execution of its powers and duties. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to make

and sign any agreements, and to do and perform any acts that may be necessary, desirable or proper to carry out

the purposes and objectives set forth herein. The commission shall submit a report to the governor and the legislature containing its findings

before March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The commission shall continue in existence until March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six.

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