senate Bill S1238

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the MTA to submit annual reports on attacks, injuries, or deaths reported to or otherwise known to it in connection with its facilities and premises

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1086
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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Jun 4, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S1238
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S1238 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1269-h, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1388A
2009-2010: S5010A

S1238 - Bill Texts

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Enacts the "MTA safety data reporting act"; requires the MTA to submit annual reports on assaults, including sexual assaults, attacks, injuries or deaths reported to or otherwise known to it in connection with its facilities and premises; requires a report relating to assaults, including sexual assaults, and attacks on employees and non-employees, and a report relating to physical infrastructure, safety, condition, security and other health hazards; requires separate tabulations for employees and other persons; requires recommendations to reduce such incidents.

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BILL NUMBER:S1238

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting the
"MTA safety data reporting act"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA:
This bill would require the MTA to submit annual reports on attacks,
injuries or deaths reported to or otherwise known to it in connection
with its facilities and premises.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Adds a new section 1269-h to the public authorities law that requires:

1) An annual report be submitted to the governor, speaker of the
assembly, and president of the senate on assaults and attacks on MTA
employees, passengers, and other non-employees in connection with
bus, subway, and train equipment owned/operated by MTA or its
subsidiaries.
Additionally, the report shall provide recommendations to avoid or
reduce the frequency of such assaults and attacks.

2) An annual report be submitted to the governor, speaker of the
assembly, and president of the senate on injuries or deaths to
employees, passengers, and other non-employees caused by physical
infrastructure, safety, condition, security, or other health hazards
identified by MTA in connection with bus, subway, and train equipment
owned/operated by MTA or its subsidiaries. Additionally, the report
shall provide recommendations to avoid or reduce the frequency of
such injuries.

JUSTIFICATION:
By reporting instances of assaults and attacks and injuries from
physical infrastructure, safety, condition, security, and other
health hazards on MTA employees, passengers and other non-passengers,
the MTA can establish a means for effective policy to remediate such
hazards to such people.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: Referred to Transportation
2011: Referred to Transportation
2010: Referred to Transportation
Reported and committed to Finance
2009: Referred to Transportation
Reported and Committed to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
This legislation merely adds an additional categorical requirement to
an already existing reporting system, thus there would be no
additional cost.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.


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

                                  1238

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON --
  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 enacting  the
  "MTA safety data reporting act"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "MTA safety data reporting act".
  S  2.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
1269-h to read as follows:
  S 1269-H. SUBMISSION OF REPORTS. 1. ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS ON  EMPLOYEES
AND  NON-EMPLOYEES.  (A)  ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN
AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, THE AUTHORITY SHALL SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND THE SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY  A
REPORT OF ALL ASSAULTS, INCLUDING SEXUAL ASSAULTS, OR ATTACKS ON EMPLOY-
EES  AND  PASSENGERS  AND  OTHER  NON-EMPLOYEES REPORTED TO OR OTHERWISE
KNOWN TO THE AUTHORITY, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ACTS ARE CRIMINAL, ON OR  IN
CONNECTION  WITH  BUS, SUBWAY, AND TRAIN EQUIPMENT OWNED OR OPERATED, OR
BOTH, BY THE AUTHORITY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ON  OR  IN  ANY  PREMISES
OWNED  OR  USED,  OR  BOTH,  BY  THE  AUTHORITY  OR  ITS SUBSIDIARIES IN
CONNECTION WITH SUCH BUS, SUBWAY, AND TRAIN OPERATIONS.
  (B) SUCH REPORT SHALL CONTAIN AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE  TABULATIONS,  ONE
RELATING  TO  EMPLOYEES  OF  THE  AUTHORITY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ONE
RELATING TO PASSENGERS AND OTHER  NON-EMPLOYEES.  EACH  SUCH  TABULATION
SHALL  SET  FORTH  THE NUMBER OF ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS, THE CATEGORIES OF
CAUSES OR ALLEGED CAUSES OF SUCH ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS, AND  THE  GENERAL
LOCATIONS  WHERE  SUCH  ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS HAVE OCCURRED. IN ADDITION,
SUCH REPORT  SHALL  PROVIDE  RECOMMENDATIONS  TO  AVOID  OR  REDUCE  THE
FREQUENCY OF SUCH ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02699-01-3

S. 1238                             2

  2.  PHYSICAL  INFRASTRUCTURE,  SAFETY,  CONDITION, SECURITY, AND OTHER
HEALTH HAZARDS. (A) ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  FOURTEEN  AND
ANNUALLY  THEREAFTER,  THE  AUTHORITY  SHALL SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND THE SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY  A
REPORT  OF  ALL INJURIES OR DEATHS TO EMPLOYEES AND PASSENGERS AND OTHER
NON-EMPLOYEES REPORTED TO OR OTHERWISE KNOWN TO THE AUTHORITY AND CAUSED
OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE,  SAFETY,  CONDITION,
SECURITY,  OR OTHER HEALTH HAZARDS IDENTIFIED BY THE AUTHORITY, ON OR IN
CONNECTION WITH BUS, SUBWAY, AND TRAIN EQUIPMENT OWNED  OR  OPERATED  OR
BOTH  BY  THE  AUTHORITY  OR  ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ON OR IN ANY PREMISES
OWNED OR USED,  OR  BOTH,  BY  THE  AUTHORITY  OR  ITS  SUBSIDIARIES  IN
CONNECTION WITH SUCH BUS, SUBWAY, AND TRAIN OPERATIONS.
  (B)  SUCH  REPORT SHALL CONTAIN AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE TABULATIONS, ONE
RELATING TO EMPLOYEES OF THE AUTHORITY  AND  ITS  SUBSIDIARIES  AND  ONE
RELATING  TO  PASSENGERS  AND  OTHER NON-EMPLOYEES. EACH SUCH TABULATION
SHALL SET FORTH THE NUMBER OF INJURIES  OR  DEATHS,  THE  CATEGORIES  OF
CAUSES  OR  ALLEGED  CAUSES OF SUCH INJURIES AND DEATHS, AND THE GENERAL
LOCATIONS WHERE SUCH INJURIES HAVE OCCURRED. IN  ADDITION,  SUCH  REPORT
SHALL  PROVIDE  RECOMMENDATIONS TO AVOID OR REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF SUCH
INJURIES.
  3. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE  TERM  "SUBSID-
IARY"  SHALL  INCLUDE  THE  NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, LONG ISLAND
RAIL ROAD, LONG ISLAND BUS SERVICE, AND METRO-NORTH RAILROAD,  INCLUDING
THEIR SUBSIDIARIES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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