senate Bill S1897

Amended

Grants free use of passenger transportation facilities within New York city to New York city correction officers

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1897A

Summary

Provides that the Long Island Rail Road and every public transportation authority in a city with a population of one million or more receiving operating assistance shall adopt rules and regulations providing that use of any of its facilities transporting passengers be free of charge for persons who display an authorization shield and identification card evidencing that they are correction officers of the city of New York department of correction and are performing their official duties or are on their way to or from performing their official duties.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1897
S1897A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง135-a, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7566

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1897

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to
providing fares free of charge to certain correction officers on passen-
ger transportation facilities operated by certain public transportation
authorities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow New York city correction
officers to ride public transportation at no charge in cities with a
population of one million or more.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 135-a to Transporta-
tion Law to allow New York City correction officers to ride public
transportation including the Long Island Rail Road and all others within
the city of New York at no charge.

JUSTIFICATION: While crime has dropped in NYC, the number of crimes in
the subway has not dropped as it has above ground. By offering a "free
ride" to the correction officers in NYC, we are encouraging these offi-
cers to ride the transit systems, knowing that police officers can't be
everywhere. So having officers with corrections training would more than
offset the costs involved by having these officers nearby in case of an
emergency. This legislation would encourage a greater number of officers
to ride our cities' buses and subways thereby enhancing security and
ultimately deterring crime.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7566 of 2011/2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined at this time.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  1897

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to  providing  fares
  free of charge to certain correction officers on passenger transporta-
  tion facilities operated by certain public transportation authorities

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

  Section 1.  The transportation law is amended by adding a new  section
135-a to read as follows:
  S  135-A.  FREE USE OF PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES OPERATED BY
CERTAIN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES.   THE LONG ISLAND  RAIL  ROAD
AND EVERY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY LOCATED IN A CITY WITH A POPU-
LATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE RECEIVING OPERATING ASSISTANCE PURSUANT TO
SECTION  EIGHTEEN-B  OF  THIS CHAPTER SHALL, NOT LATER THAN MARCH FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, ADOPT REGULATIONS PROVIDING THAT USE  OF  ANY  OF
ITS FACILITIES TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS BE FREE OF CHARGE FOR PERSONS WHO
DISPLAY  AN AUTHORIZATION SHIELD AND IDENTIFICATION CARD EVIDENCING THAT
THEY ARE  CORRECTION  OFFICERS  OF  THE  NEW  YORK  CITY  DEPARTMENT  OF
CORRECTION  AND  ARE PERFORMING THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES OR ON THEIR WAY TO
OR FROM PERFORMING THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01782-01-3

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