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legislature in such a way as to aid the the formulation and development of state policy including 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 or commission, review any bill which relates to a subject with scientific or technical implications. The commission shall consist of ten members to be appointed 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 of the assembly shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. From among the members SO appointed, a 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 same 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 and policy making assistance to 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 SO 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 appointment was made.

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The commission may employ and at pleasure remove such personnel 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 or other instrumentality of the state or of any
political subdivision thereof, such facilities, as-
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 on or before
March thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six.
Maintenance undistributed

For services and expenses

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STATE OPERATIONS

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON CRITICAL TRANSPORTATION CHOICES

State Purposes Account

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The legislature hereby finds and declares that the economic 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 are 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 criti-
cal transportation choices. Such commission shall con-
sist of ten members to be appointed as follows: three
members of the senate shall be appointed by the tem-
porary president of the senate; three members of the as-
sembly shall be appointed by the speaker of the assem-
bly; 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 chairm-
anship, 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 mem-
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 or employment by reason of his appointment hereunder, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special, or local laws, ordinance, 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 on 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 connection 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 of the powers of a 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 subdivision, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency or other instrumentality of the state or of any

MISCELLANEOUS

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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 on or before March
thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-six. The commis-
sion shall continue in existence until March thirty-
first, nineteen hundred eighty-six.
Maintenance undistributed

For services and expenses

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General Fund

Special Revenue Funds - Federal

Federal Operating Grants Fund
Federal Miscellaneous Grants Account

STATE OPERATIONS

For expenditures related to a federal grant beginning on or prior to April first, nineteen hundred eighty-five for a study of alternative ways of preventing deferment of necessary maintenance expenditures.

For services and expenses

Total for commission operations

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LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE NEEDS OF LONG ISLAND

State Purposes Account

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 appointed 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 one 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 other public office or employment, nor shall he 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. 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 a 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 the performance of their duties hereunder. Employees of the commission shall be considered to be employees of the legislature for all purposes.

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The commission may request and shall receive from any subdivision, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency or other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, such facilities, sistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable for the proper execution of its powers and duties.

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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 on or 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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