senate Bill S1547

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the consumption of food in New York city subways

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S1547 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1277-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6312

S1547 - Summary

Prohibits the consumption of food on New York city subways; defines subways to include trains, stations, platforms and shops operated by the MTA.

S1547 - Sponsor Memo

S1547 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1547

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERKINS, ESPAILLAT, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to prohibiting
  the consumption of food in New York city subways

  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 1277-b to read as follows:
  S 1277-B. PROHIBITION OF THE CONSUMPTION OF FOOD ON SUBWAY TRAINS.  1.
NO PERSON SHALL CONSUME ANY FOOD WITHIN ANY SUBWAY. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE TERM "SUBWAY" SHALL MEAN ALL  RAIL  RAPID  TRANSIT  SYSTEMS
OPERATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMIT-
ED  TO  ALL  TRAINS,  RAIL CARS, PASSENGER STATIONS, PLATFORMS AND SHOPS
OPERATED BY SUCH AUTHORITY.
  2. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISION OF SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION
SHALL  BE  PUNISHABLE  BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS
AND/OR A REQUIREMENT TO PERFORM SERVICES FOR A PUBLIC OR  NOT-FOR-PROFIT
CORPORATION,  ASSOCIATION,  INSTITUTION  OR  AGENCY  NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT
HOURS AND FOR ANY SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND/OR A REQUIREMENT  TO  PERFORM  SERVICES  FOR  A
PUBLIC OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, INSTITUTION OR AGENCY
NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT HOURS.
  3.  FINES  COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL
BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE NEW YORK SUBWAY  LITTERING  PREVENTION
FUND  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  NINETY-SEVEN-UUU  OF THE STATE
FINANCE LAW, AND SHALL BE USED BY THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO
POST SIGNS NOTIFYING THE PUBLIC OF THE MAXIMUM FINE FOR A  VIOLATION  OF
SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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