Bill Text: NY S03945 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes and requires the metropolitan transportation authority, in consultation with the Long Island Rail Road, to implement a program to permit certain police officers and New York city fire marshals to ride on the Long Island Rail Road without cost.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-21 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S03945 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03945-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          3945
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 21, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing
          and requiring the metropolitan transportation authority, in  consulta-
          tion  with the Long Island Rail Road, to implement a program to permit
          certain police officers and New York city fire marshals to ride on the
          Long Island Rail Road without cost
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  14 of section 1266 of the public authorities
     2  law, as amended by chapter 182 of the laws of 2013, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    14.  Notwithstanding  any  other provisions of law or the terms of any
     5  contract, the authority, in consultation with the Long Island Rail Road,
     6  shall establish and implement a no fare program  for  transportation  on
     7  the  Long  Island Rail Road for police officers [employed by the city of
     8  New York, county of Nassau, Nassau county villages and cities, county of
     9  Suffolk, Suffolk county  villages  and  towns,  the  division  of  state
    10  police,  the  port authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metro-North
    11  Commuter Railroad Company, the New York city housing authority  and  the
    12  New York city transit authority] as defined by section 1.20 of the crim-
    13  inal procedure law and New York city fire marshals. In establishing such
    14  program,  which has as its goal increased protection and improved safety
    15  for its commuters, the authority and the Long Island  Rail  Road  shall,
    16  among other things, consider: (a) requiring police officers and New York
    17  city  fire  marshals  who  ride  without  cost to register with the Long
    18  Island Rail Road as a condition of riding without  cost;  (b)  requiring
    19  such officers to indicate during such registration process their regular
    20  working  hours  and  the Long Island Rail Road trains that such officers
    21  expect to ride; and (c) periodically  re-registering  and  re-validating
    22  such  officers  and  New  York city fire marshals. The authority and the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07958-01-9

        S. 3945                             2
     1  Long Island Rail Road shall  also  have  the  power  to  consider  other
     2  matters necessary to carry out the goals and objectives of this section.
     3    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that
     4  the no fare program shall be implemented on or before  the  one  hundred
     5  twentieth  day  after this act shall have become a law and that a report
     6  containing the provisions of such program shall be made to the governor,
     7  the senate majority and minority leaders, the speaker  of  the  assembly
     8  and  the  assembly  minority  leader,  and  the chairs of the senate and
     9  assembly transportation committees 30 days prior  to  implementing  such
    10  program.
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