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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
|Jan 06, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1354
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S1354 - Details
S1354 - Summary
Directs, upon conveyance of certain transit facilities, that the New York city transit authority shall be deemed the sole owner of such facilities with respect to all obligations and liabilities imposed by law on property owners.
S1354 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1354 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the ownership status of transit facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would correct an unintended loophole in current law which allows a small group of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) employees to recover from their employer in tort for personal injuries for which they have already been fully compensated by workers' compensation benefits. This loophole undermines the basic premise of the workers' compensation framework. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the public Authorities Law ("PAL") to expressly provide that NYCT is the owner of all transit facilities in the City of New York solely for purposes of non-delegable duties of property owners imposed by state law. JUSTIFICATION:
S1354 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1354 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. DILAN, DIAZ, PARKER -- 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 the ownership status of transit facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1203 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, UPON THE CONVEYANCE OF THE TRANSIT FACILITIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION, WHETHER BY DEED, LEASE, LICENSE OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT, THE AUTHORITY SHALL BE DEEMED THE SOLE OWNER OF SUCH FACILITIES WITH RESPECT TO ALL OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES IMPOSED BY LAW ON PROPERTY OWNERS. S 2. Section 1203-a of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows: 12. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, UPON THE CONVEYANCE OF ANY OMNIBUS LINE ACQUIRED BY THE CITY TO THE SUBSIDIARY CORPORATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION, THE SUBSIDIARY CORPORATION SHALL BE DEEMED THE SOLE OWNER OF SUCH FACILITIES WITH RESPECT TO ALL OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES IMPOSED BY LAW ON PROPERTY OWNERS. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all matters arising on or after such effective date and to all matters pend- ing on such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02929-01-1
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