senate Bill S1898A

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8782
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, S6560

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1898A

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 amended by chapter 182 of the laws of 2013, is
amended to include New York State and New York city Corrections
officers in the LIRR's no-fare program.

EXISTING LAW: Chapter 182 of the laws of 2013.

JUSTIFICATION: New York City Correction Officers axe authorized Peace
Officers highly trained and often called upon to detain and arrest
individuals 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 2021/2012

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--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 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  amended by chapter 182 of the laws of 2013, 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  and  towns,  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 condition of riding without cost; (b) requiring such officers

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01771-02-4

S. 1898--A                          2

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
authority  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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