senate Bill S1898

Amended

Authorizes no fare program for correction officers employed by the state and New York city department of corrections and community supervision

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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 1898A

Summary

Authorizes the metropolitan transportation authority to permit correction officers employed by the department of corrections and community supervision and the department of correction of the city of New York to ride the Long Island railroad at no charge.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1898
S1898A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1266, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6560

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1898

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation
to authorizing the metropolitan transportation authority to permit state
correction officers and New York city correction officers to ride the
Long Island Rail Road at no charge

PURPOSE: To increase safety on the Long Island Rail Road by encouraging
its use by Corrections Officers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Subdivision 14 of section 1266 of the public
authorities law, as added by Chapter 307 of the laws of 1995, is amended
to include New York State and New York city Corrections officers in the
LIRR's no-fare program.

EXISTING LAW: Chapter 307 of the laws of 1995.

JUSTIFICATION: New York City Correction Officers are authorized Peace
Officers highly trained and often called upon to detain and arrest indi-
viduals while off-duty during the commission of a crime.

Present law provides access to this rail service to numerous other law
enforcement officers and this legislation seeks to provide the same
recognition to New York City Correction Officers.

These brave men and women are duty bound to protect the public at all
times and recognizing the continued possibility of threats targeting our
mass transportation systems, enactment of this legislation reinforces
our respect for all Peace Officers and their commitment to protecting
the public from violent criminals.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.6560 of 2011/2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1898

                       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 public authorities law, in relation  to  authorizing
  the  metropolitan  transportation authority to permit state correction
  officers and New York city correction officers to ride the Long Island
  Rail Road at no charge

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  14 of section 1266 of the public authorities
law, as added by chapter 307 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read  as
follows:
  14.  Notwithstanding  any  other provisions of law or the terms of any
contract, the authority, in consultation with the Long Island Rail Road,
shall establish and implement a no fare program  for  transportation  on
the  Long  Island  Rail Road for police officers employed by the city of
New York, county of Nassau, Nassau county villages and cities, county of
Suffolk, Suffolk county villages, the division of state police, the port
authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metro-North Commuter  Railroad
Company,  the  New  York city housing authority [and], the New York city
transit authority, CORRECTION OFFICERS EMPLOYED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
CORRECTION  OF  THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND CORRECTION OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION. In establishing
such program, which has as its goal increased  protection  and  improved
safety  for  its  commuters, the authority and the Long Island Rail Road
shall, among other things, consider: (a) requiring police  officers  who
ride without cost to register with the Long Island Rail Road as a condi-
tion  of  riding  without  cost; (b) requiring such officers to indicate
during such registration process their regular  working  hours  and  the
Long  Island Rail Road trains that such officers expect to ride; and (c)
periodically re-registering and re-validating such officers. The author-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01771-01-3

S. 1898                             2

ity and the Long Island Rail Road shall also have the power to  consider
other  matters  necessary  to carry out the goals and objectives of this
section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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