Bill Text: NY S05917 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides for the reimbursement of the ticket price of unused one-way, round trip or multi-trip tickets purchased for use on the Long Island Rail Road or the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company if returned within one year.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-16 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S05917 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05917-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          5917

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 16, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sens. COMRIE, KAMINSKY -- 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  one-way,
          round  trip or multi-trip tickets and tickets purchased after boarding
          the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Compa-
          ny

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding two new
     2  sections 1266-l and 1266-m to read as follows:
     3    § 1266-l. Long Island Rail  Road  and  Metro-North  Commuter  Railroad
     4  Company; reimbursement.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any
     5  one-way,  round  trip  or multi-trip ticket not purchased for a specific
     6  month or unlimited travel, but purchased for use on the Long Island Rail
     7  Road or the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company shall be valid for one
     8  year from the date of purchase and the  authority  shall  reimburse  one
     9  hundred  percent  of  the  purchase price of any unused Long Island Rail
    10  Road or Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company  one-way,  round  trip  or
    11  multi-trip ticket to the bearer of such ticket, provided that such tick-
    12  et is returned within one year of the date of purchase. The authority is
    13  prohibited from assessing any surcharge or processing fee for the return
    14  of  any  such  unused one-way, round trip or multi-trip ticket purchased
    15  for use on the Long Island Rail Road or the Metro-North  Commuter  Rail-
    16  road Company.
    17    §  1266-m.  Long  Island  Rail  Road and Metro-North Commuter Railroad
    18  Company; fare after boarding.  Additional  train  fare  purchased  after
    19  boarding  by  a  passenger  possessing  a ticket with insufficient fare,
    20  shall be rounded up to the nearest quarter of a dollar.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    22  have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06964-01-9
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