senate Bill S3778C

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2012 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
amended by restoring to previous print 3778d
Jun 18, 2012 recalled from assembly
May 15, 2012 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 14, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 09, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 08, 2012 1st report cal.725
May 01, 2012 print number 3778d
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jun 18, 2012 amended on third reading 3778e
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
Mar 01, 2012 print number 3778c
amend and recommit to finance
Jan 09, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1219
Jun 13, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 10, 2011 print number 3778b
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Mar 22, 2011 print number 3778a
amend and recommit to transportation
Mar 03, 2011 referred to transportation

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S3778 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L

S3778 - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S3778

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to tickets purchased
for use on the Long Island Rail Road

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To eliminate the cost of mandated
surcharges for the cancellation of Long Island Rail Road tickets
within six months of their original purchase.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1205 of the public authorities
law is amended by adding subdivision 9; requiring the Metropolitan
Transit Authority to reimburse one hundred percent (100%) of the
purchase price for unused Long Island Rail Road 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 (MTA) Board adopted a new refund policy for tickets
purchased for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The recently
instituted policy invalidates Unused One Way 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 tickets had been valid for up to
sixth months.

In addition to the reduction in the amount of time allowed for
full-refund ticket returns, the new policy also includes a $10 refund
processing fee for each ticket return transaction. In most cases, the
$10 processing fee is more than the cost of the purchased One-Way
ticket. This policy discourages transit riders from obtaining a
refund, losing the cost of the ticket if they are unable use the
ticket within 14 days.

This legislation will eliminate the inequitable charge of the $10
processing fee for refunded tickets and prolong the use of tickets
for a reasonable amount of time.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3778

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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  tickets
  purchased for use on the Long Island Rail Road

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

  Section 1. Section 1205 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW,  FOR  ANY  TICKET
PURCHASED FOR USE ON THE LONG ISLAND  RAIL  ROAD,  THE  AUTHORITY  SHALL
REIMBURSE  ONE  HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF ANY UNUSED LONG
ISLAND RAIL ROAD TICKET TO THE BEARER OF SUCH TICKET, PROVIDED THAT SUCH
TICKET IS RETURNED WITHIN SIX  MONTHS  OF  THE  DATE  OF  PURCHASE.  THE
AUTHORITY  IS  PROHIBITED FROM ASSESSING ANY SURCHARGE OR PROCESSING FEE
FOR THE RETURN OF ANY SUCH UNUSED TICKET PURCHASED FOR USE ON  THE  LONG
ISLAND RAIL ROAD.
  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.
                                                           LBD09820-01-1

S3778A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L

S3778A - Bill Texts

view summary

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

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BILL NUMBER:S3778A

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To eliminate the cost of mandated
surcharges for the cancellation of Long Island Rail Road 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
reimburse one hundred percent (100%) of the purchase price for unused
Long Island Rail Road 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 (MTA) Board adopted a new refund policy for tickets
purchased for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The recently
instituted policy invalidates unused one-way 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 tickets had been valid for up to
sixth months.

In addition to the reduction in the amount of time allowed for
full refund ticket returns, the new policy also includes a $10
refund processing fee for each ticket return transaction. In most
cases, the $10 processing fee is more than the cost of the purchased
one-way ticket. This policy discourages transit riders from obtaining
a refund, losing the cost of the ticket if they are unable use the
ticket within 14 days.

This legislation will eliminate the inequitable charge of the $10
processing fee for refunded tickets and prolong the use of tickets
for a reasonable amount of time.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3778--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public  authorities  law,  in  relation  to  tickets
  purchased for use on the Long Island Rail Road

  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; REIMBURSEMENT.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR ANY TICKET PURCHASED FOR  USE  ON  THE  LONG
ISLAND  RAIL  ROAD, THE AUTHORITY SHALL REIMBURSE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF
THE PURCHASE PRICE OF ANY UNUSED LONG ISLAND RAIL  ROAD  TICKET  TO  THE
BEARER  OF SUCH TICKET, PROVIDED THAT SUCH TICKET IS RETURNED WITHIN SIX
MONTHS OF THE DATE OF PURCHASE. THE AUTHORITY IS PROHIBITED FROM ASSESS-
ING ANY SURCHARGE OR PROCESSING FEE FOR THE RETURN OF  ANY  SUCH  UNUSED
TICKET PURCHASED FOR USE ON THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD.
  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.
                                                           LBD09820-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S3778B - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L

S3778B - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3778B

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

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 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
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 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 (MTA) Board adopted a new refund policy for tickets
purchased for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The recently
instituted policy invalidates Unused One Way 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 tickets had been valid for up to
sixth months.

In addition to the reduction in the amount of time allowed for
full refund ticket returns, the new policy also includes a $10 refund
processing fee for each ticket return transaction. In most cases, the
$10 processing fee is more than the cost of the purchased One-Way
ticket. This policy discourages transit riders from obtaining a
refund, losing the cost of the ticket if they are unable use the
ticket within 14 days.

This legislation will eliminate the inequitable charge of the $10
processing fee for refunded tickets and prolong the use of tickets
for a reasonable amount of time.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3778--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINS, FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
  tion  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

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

  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; REIMBURSEMENT.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ANY ONE-WAY OR ROUND TRIP TICKET  PURCHASED  FOR
USE  ON THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD 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 ONE-WAY OR
ROUND TRIP TICKET TO THE BEARER OF SUCH TICKET, PROVIDED THAT SUCH TICK-
ET IS RETURNED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE DATE OF PURCHASE. THE  AUTHORITY
IS  PROHIBITED  FROM  ASSESSING  ANY SURCHARGE OR PROCESSING FEE FOR THE
RETURN OF ANY SUCH UNUSED ONE-WAY OR ROUND TRIP TICKET PURCHASED FOR USE
ON THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD.
  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.
                                                           LBD09820-04-1

Co-Sponsors

S3778C - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L

S3778C - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3778C

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

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 tickets within one year 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
tickets to one year 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 tickets returned within six months of the
date of purchase and prohibiting the assessment of any surcharge or
processing fee for the returned ticket or otherwise increasing the
cost of tickets for refunding their full value.

JUSTIFICATION:
On December 30, 2010, the Metropolitan Transit
Authority (MTA) Board adopted a new refund policy for tickets
purchased for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The recently
instituted policy invalidates Unused One Way 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. In
addition to the reduction in the amount of time allowed for
full refund ticket returns, the new policy also includes a $10 refund
processing fee for each ticket return transaction. In most cases, the
$10 processing fee is more than the cost of the purchased One-Way
ticket. This policy discourages transit riders from obtaining a
refund, losing the cost of the ticket if they are unable use the
ticket within 14 days.

This legislation will eliminate the inequitable charge of the $10
processing fee for refunded tickets and prolong the use of tickets
for a reasonable amount of time.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3778--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MARTINS, FUSCHILLO, SKELOS, STAVISKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said
  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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

  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; REIMBURSEMENT.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ANY ONE-WAY OR ROUND TRIP TICKET  PURCHASED  FOR
USE  ON  THE  LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD SHALL BE VALID FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE
DATE OF PURCHASE AND THE AUTHORITY SHALL REIMBURSE ONE  HUNDRED  PERCENT
OF  THE  PURCHASE  PRICE  OF ANY UNUSED LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD ONE-WAY OR
ROUND TRIP TICKET TO THE BEARER OF SUCH TICKET, PROVIDED THAT SUCH TICK-
ET IS RETURNED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE DATE OF PURCHASE. THE  AUTHORITY
IS  PROHIBITED  FROM ASSESSING ANY SURCHARGE OR PROCESSING FEE OR OTHER-
WISE ROUNDING UP THE ACTUAL COST OF  A  HIGHER  CLASS  TICKET  UPON  THE
RETURN OF ANY SUCH UNUSED ONE-WAY OR ROUND TRIP TICKET PURCHASED FOR USE
ON THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD.
  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.
                                                           LBD09820-06-2

Co-Sponsors

S3778D (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L

S3778D (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3778D

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 (MTA) 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 Way 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.

In addition to the reduction in, the amount of time allowed for
full-refund ticket returns, the new policy also includes a $10 refund
processing fee for each ticket return transaction. In most cases, the
$10 processing fee is more than the cost of the purchased One-Way
ticket. This policy discourages transit riders from obtaining a
refund, losing the cost of the ticket if they are unable use the
ticket within 14 days.

This legislation will eliminate the inequitable charge of the $10
processing fee for refunded tickets and prolong the use of tickets
for a reasonable amount of time.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3778--D

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MARTINS, FUSCHILLO, SKELOS, STAVISKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said
  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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. THE AUTHORITY IS
PROHIBITED FROM ASSESSING ANY SURCHARGE OR PROCESSING FEE FOR THE RETURN
OF ANY SUCH UNUSED ONE-WAY OR ROUND TRIP TICKET PURCHASED FOR USE ON THE
LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD OR THE METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD COMPANY.
  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.
                                                           LBD09820-10-2

Co-Sponsors

S3778E - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1266-j, Pub Auth L

S3778E - Bill Texts

view summary

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

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3778E

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 (MTA) 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 Way 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3778--E
    Cal. No. 725

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MARTINS, FUSCHILLO, SKELOS, STAVISKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said
  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on Finance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  passed by Senate and delivered to the
  Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09820-12-2

S. 3778--E                          2

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.

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