senate Bill S1897A

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

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8793
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, S7566

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1897A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to
providing fares free of charge to certain correction officers on
passenger 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
Transportation 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
officers 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--A

                       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  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation 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 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 FIFTEEN, 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.
                                                           LBD01782-02-4

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