senate Bill S3065A

Requires any public authority that provides bus transportation in the county of Queens to perform a security audit on all of its bus routes

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 08 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 3065A
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 19 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Requires any public authority that provides bus transportation in the county of Queens to perform a security audit on all of its bus routes.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6109A
Versions:
S3065
S3065A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2933, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2061A, A5498A
2007-2008: S4103A

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BILL NUMBER:S3065A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to public authority
accountability and security

PURPOSE OF BILL:
This bill would require select public authorities, operating in the
County of Queens, to provide increased public accountability and
security.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Specifically, this bill would add a new section 2933 to the public
authorities law to provide: Any public authority which provides surface
bus transportation, or contracts for the provision of surface bus
transportation, in the County of Queens, shall:

1. In cooperation with the police Department of the City of New York,
perform a security audit of all its surface bus transportation routes
within the County of Queens, and shall make a report with
recommendations as to how it may provide for the increased safety and
security of its riders, to both the Senate and Assembly Standing
Committees on Corporations Authorities and Commissions, on or before
March 15, 2014; and

2. Develop and implement a plan to increase routes and ridership of such
surface bus transportation provided within the County of Queens by
January 15, 2016.

JUSTIFICATION:
There are few more pressing issues facing the citizens of New York today
than the safety, affordability and availability of transportation. At
this time of heightened public safety concerns, and with ever escalating
gas prices, it is imperative that safe, convenient and affordable public
transport be offered in the City of New York. The County of Queens has
historically been under served with respect to these assets and needs to
have them made available.

This bill would address this problem in two ways. First it would require
a security audit be performed with respect to improving the public
safety and security of surface bus transportation, and secondly, it
would increase the routes and ridership of such transportation in the
County of Queens. By so doing, this bill would promote the improved
safety, quality, affordability and availability of public transportation
in Queens, and provide for the increased accountability and security of
the public authorities that operate the same.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None Noted.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act would take effect immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3065--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HUNTLEY, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Corporations,
  Authorities  and Commissions -- recommitted to the Committee on Corpo-
  rations, Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  authorities  law, in relation to public
  authority accountability and security

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 2933 to read as follows:
  S 2933. PUBLIC  AUTHORITY  ACCOUNTABILITY  AND  SECURITY.  ANY  PUBLIC
AUTHORITY  WHICH  PROVIDES  SURFACE BUS TRANSPORTATION, OR CONTRACTS FOR
THE PROVISION OF SURFACE BUS TRANSPORTATION, IN  THE  COUNTY  OF  QUEENS
SHALL:
  1.  IN COOPERATION WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,
PERFORM A SECURITY AUDIT OF ALL ITS SURFACE  BUS  TRANSPORTATION  ROUTES
WITHIN  THE  COUNTY  OF QUEENS, AND SHALL MAKE A REPORT WITH RECOMMENDA-
TIONS AS TO HOW IT MAY PROVIDE FOR THE INCREASED SAFETY AND SECURITY  OF
ITS  RIDERS,  TO  BOTH  THE  SENATE  AND ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEES ON
CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS, ON OR BEFORE MARCH FIFTEENTH,
TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN; AND
  2. DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO INCREASE ROUTES  AND  RIDERSHIP  OF
SUCH  SURFACE BUS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED WITHIN THE COUNTY OF QUEENS BY
JANUARY FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08022-03-1

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