S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 24, 2012
Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, ESPAILLAT, HUNTLEY, OPPENHEIMER -- 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 prohibiting
the consumption of food in New York city subways
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 1277-b to read as follows:
S 1277-B. PROHIBITION OF THE CONSUMPTION OF FOOD ON SUBWAY TRAINS. 1.
NO PERSON SHALL CONSUME ANY FOOD WITHIN ANY SUBWAY. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE TERM "SUBWAY" SHALL MEAN ALL RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS
OPERATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMIT-
ED TO ALL TRAINS, RAIL CARS, PASSENGER STATIONS, PLATFORMS AND SHOPS
OPERATED BY SUCH AUTHORITY.
2. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS
AND/OR A REQUIREMENT TO PERFORM SERVICES FOR A PUBLIC OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT
CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, INSTITUTION OR AGENCY NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT
HOURS AND FOR ANY SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND/OR A REQUIREMENT TO PERFORM SERVICES FOR A
PUBLIC OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, INSTITUTION OR AGENCY
NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT HOURS.
3. FINES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL
BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE NEW YORK SUBWAY LITTERING PREVENTION
FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-UUU OF THE STATE
FINANCE LAW, AND SHALL BE USED BY THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO
POST SIGNS NOTIFYING THE PUBLIC OF THE MAXIMUM FINE FOR A VIOLATION OF
SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.