senate Bill S5870

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases maximum civil penalties authorized to be imposed for violations of the rules of the New York city transit authority

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 23, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 10, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2012 1st report cal.28
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Aug 03, 2011 referred to rules


S5870 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1204 & 1209-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3618
2013-2014: S756

S5870 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases maximum civil penalties authorized to be imposed for violations of the rules of the New York city transit authority; provides that the notice of violation of any such rule shall be mailed by first class mail, rather than by registered or certified mail.

S5870 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5870 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 3, 2011

Introduced  by  Sens. FUSCHILLO, DILAN, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  the  maximum
  civil  penalties and service by mail provisions of the transit adjudi-
  cation bureau of the New York city transit authority


  Section  1.  Subdivision 5-a of section 1204 of the public authorities
law, as amended by chapter 931 of the laws of 1984, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  5-a.  To make, amend and repeal rules governing the conduct and safety
of the public as it may deem necessary, convenient or desirable for  the
use  and  operation  of  the  transit facilities under its jurisdiction,
including without limitation rules relating to the protection or mainte-
nance of such facilities, the conduct and  safety  of  the  public,  the
payment of fares or other lawful charges for the use of such facilities,
the  presentation  or  display of documentation permitting free passage,
reduced fare passage or full fare passage on  such  facilities  and  the
protection  of  the  revenue of the authority.  Violations of such rules
shall be an offense punishable by a fine of  not  exceeding  twenty-five
dollars or by imprisonment for not longer than ten days, or both, or may
be  punishable  by  the  imposition  by  the transit adjudication bureau
established pursuant to the provisions of this title of a civil  penalty
in an amount for each violation not to exceed [one] FIVE hundred dollars
(exclusive  of interest or costs assessed thereon), in accordance with a
schedule of such penalties as may from time to time  be  established  by
rules  of  the authority. Such schedule of penalties may provide for the
imposition of additional penalties, not to exceed a total of [fifty] ONE
HUNDRED dollars for each violation, upon the failure of a respondent  in
any  proceeding  commenced  with  respect  to any such violation to make
timely response  to  or  appearance  in  connection  with  a  notice  of

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


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