senate Bill S2088

Amended

Provides for reimbursement of unused one-way, round trip, or multi-trip tickets purchased for use on the Long Island Rail Road or the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company

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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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  • 10 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2088A
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1285
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Provides for the reimbursement of the ticket price of unused one-way, round trip or multi-trip tickets purchased for use on the Long Island Rail Road or the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company if returned within one year.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1868
Versions:
S2088
S2088A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1266-j, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3778B, A6889C, S3778B

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BILL NUMBER:S2088

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to one-way or round trip tickets purchased for use on the
Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To eliminate the cost of mandated
surcharges for the cancellation of one-way or round trip Long Island
Rail Road and Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company tickets within six
months of their original purchase.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Creates Section 1266-j of the public
authorities law; requiring the Metropolitan Transit Authority to
extend the validity of one-way or round trip Long Island Railroad and
Metro-North Railroad tickets to six months from the date of purchase
and to reimburse one hundred percent (100%) of the purchase price for
unused one-way or round Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Commuter
Railroad Company tickets returned within six months of the date of
purchase and prohibiting the assessment of any surcharge or processing
fee for the returned ticket.

JUSTIFICATION: On December 30, 2010, the Metropolitan Transit
Authority (MIA) Board adopted a new refund policy for tickets
purchased for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North
Commuter Railroad Company. The recently instituted policy invalidates
Unused One Nay and Round Trip tickets within two weeks of the purchase
date. For a full refund, any unused tickets must be returned within 30
days of the purchase date. Prior to this policy's enactment, LIRR and
Metro-North tickets had been valid for up to six months.

This legislation will prolong the use of tickets for a reasonable
amount of time.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 3778D (2012) - Passed Senate S. 3778B
(2011) - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

                                  2088

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINS, FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
  tion

AN  ACT  to  amend the public authorities law, in relation to one-way or
  round trip tickets purchased for use on the Long Island Rail Road  and
  the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company

  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 1266-j to read as follows:
  S  1266-J.  LONG  ISLAND  RAIL  ROAD AND METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD
COMPANY; REIMBURSEMENT.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ANY
ONE-WAY OR ROUND TRIP TICKET PURCHASED FOR USE ON THE LONG  ISLAND  RAIL
ROAD OR THE METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD COMPANY SHALL BE VALID FOR SIX
MONTHS  FROM  THE DATE OF PURCHASE AND THE AUTHORITY SHALL REIMBURSE ONE
HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF ANY  UNUSED  LONG  ISLAND  RAIL
ROAD  OR  METRO-NORTH  COMMUTER  RAILROAD  COMPANY ONE-WAY OR ROUND TRIP
TICKET TO THE BEARER OF  SUCH  TICKET,  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH  TICKET  IS
RETURNED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE DATE OF PURCHASE.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03238-01-3

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