senate Bill S7840

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the Metropolitan Transportation Authority accountability and transparency act of 2012

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Aug 17, 2012 referred to rules

S7840 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1269-h, rpld §1263 subs 1 & 7, sub 3 ¶¶b, c & d, amd §1263, Pub Auth L

S7840 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the Metropolitan Transportation Authority accountability and transparency act of 2012; creates a temporary reorganization board to recommend a statutory plan for the prospective governing structure required to ensure continued transparency, efficiency, and accountability of metropolitan region mass transportation operations.

S7840 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7840 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 17, 2012

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- 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 enacting  the
  Metropolitan  Transportation Authority accountability and transparency
  act of 2012 and to repeal certain  provisions  of  such  law  relating


  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the  "Metropolitan Transportation Authority accountability and transpar-
ency act of 2012".
  S 2. Legislative findings. 1. The legislature finds and declares  that
the  efficient and adequate transportation of mass transit riders within
the New York metropolitan area is of vital importance to  the  New  York
state economy.
  2. The legislature further declares that it is the policy of the state
that the preservation, strengthening and improvement of mass transporta-
tion  services  is  an  essential  public purpose, and that it is in the
public's interest for the state and its political subdivision, in  coop-
eration  with  other  levels of government, to take appropriate measures
and assume responsibilities  for  the  preservation  of  such  essential
  3. The legislature finds that the Metropolitan Transportation Authori-
ty  was  authorized to incorporate by chapter 324 of the laws of 1965 to
serve as the  state's  instrument  for  the  carrying  out  of  programs
designed to continue and improve mass transit services.
  4.  The legislature further finds that the Metropolitan Transportation
Authority was additionally authorized under chapter 717 of the  laws  of
1967  to provide a greater degree of coordination of effort, development
and operation of public-owned mass transportation facilities within  the
metropolitan  region  operated by several agencies by placing such agen-
cies under the control of a single board  charged  with  the  additional
responsibility of developing and implementing a unified mass transporta-
tion policy for the region.

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


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