senate Bill S1058

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the operation of N.Y. city transit authority subways or trains without a conductor on board

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S1058 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4065
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1205-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7509A, A3559A

S1058 - Summary

Prohibits the operation of NYC transit authority subways or trains without at least one conductor on board; requires a conductor on any subway or train operated by such authority whenever the subway or train has more than two cars attached to the engine.

S1058 - Sponsor Memo

S1058 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1058

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 requiring the
  New York city transit authority to have  at  least  one  conductor  on
  board

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

  Section 1.  The legislature finds and declares that, the New York city
transit authority, through its operation of the  New  York  city  subway
system,  the  largest  public  transit system in the world, provides the
primary means of commuting for many millions of New York  residents  and
visitors every day of the week. With an estimated average of over 10,000
passengers  loaded  onto  each  train during rush hours, the presence of
trained New York city transit authority personnel, other than the  engi-
neer, on each train is necessary and should always be required to ensure
improved safety for passengers during emergencies, which may occur while
in subway tunnels or traveling over bridges.
  The  legislature  further finds and declares that the tragic events of
September 11, 2001, which launched the war of  terror  against  America,
has  tremendously heightened the need to significantly increase security
and safety for commuters on New  York  city  subway  trains.  Also,  the
recent  conviction  of Zarein Ahmedzay, who was caught buying explosives
and admitted to having planned an attack on the  New  York  city  subway
system  makes it imperative that we recognize the role of conductors and
other authority personnel assigned on passenger trains as first  respon-
ders,  and  the  front  line defense to potentially save lives and limit
casualties in the event of a terrorist attack.
  S 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
1205-b to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02183-01-1

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