senate Bill S701

Provides for free public transportation of senior citizens

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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

Summary

Provides free public transportation for senior citizens.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1543
Versions:
S701
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง15-d, Transp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1691, A7612
2009-2010: S1630, A323
2007-2008: A1731

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S701

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the transportation law, in relation to providing free public
transportation for senior citizens

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide all senior citizens who reside in New York State with the
privilege of having free transportation.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Add section 15-d to the transportation law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The purpose of this bill is to give seniors a break from their expenses.
Seniors are retired citizens with fixed incomes and most of them
cannot afford the extra expense of public transportation on a daily
basis.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.1691 of 2011
01/11/11 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
01/04/12 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall become a law, provided that the commissioner of transportation
shall promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for the
implementation of this act on or before such effective date.

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

                                   701

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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  free
  public transportation for senior citizens

  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
15-d to read as follows:
  S  15-D.  PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION  FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. SENIOR CITIZENS
SHALL RECEIVE USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FREE OF CHARGE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that the commissioner  of
transportation  shall promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for
the implementation of this act on or before such effective date.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02129-01-3

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