senate Bill S4153

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows certain veterans to ride public transportation free of charge

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Mar 21, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S4153 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1657
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง245-a, Mil L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A7625

S4153 - Summary

Allows veterans who performed military service during a period of war to ride public transportation free of charge for the year immediately after his or her return to this state.

S4153 - Sponsor Memo

S4153 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4153

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SMITH  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the military law, in relation to allowing certain veter-
  ans to ride public transportation free of charge

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

  Section  1.  The military law is amended by adding a new section 245-a
to read as follows:
  S 245-A. FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; CERTAIN WAR VETERANS.    NOTWITH-
STANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISIONS  OF LAW OR THE TERMS OF ANY CONTRACT, A
RESIDENT OF THE STATE WHO IS A HONORABLY DISCHARGED MEMBER OF ANY BRANCH
OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO PERFORMED MILITARY  SERVICE
DURING A PERIOD OF WAR SHALL BE ENTITLED, FOR THE YEAR IMMEDIATELY AFTER
HIS OR HER RETURN TO THIS STATE FROM SUCH MILITARY SERVICE, TO RIDE FREE
OF  CHARGE  ON  EVERY TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER IN THIS STATE. THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF TRANSPORTATION IS  AUTHORIZED  TO  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS  TO
CARRY  OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER" SHALL MEAN ANY PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR NOT-FOR-PRO-
FIT ENTITY UTILIZING PUBLIC FUNDS TO  PROVIDE  OR  CONTRACT  FOR  PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR SPECIF-
IC CLIENT GROUPS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04026-01-1

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