|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1547
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1547 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Authorities Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1277-b, Pub Auth L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
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
BILL NUMBER:S1547 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to prohibiting the consumption of food in New York city subways PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to mitigate the growing rat infestation in the NYC subway system. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: § 1- Public authorities law is amended by adding a new section 1277 -b which prohibits the consumption of food on subway trains. Subdivision 2. Establishes fines and other punitive actions for a failure to adhere to the prohibition. Subdivision 3. Requires all fines collected pursuant to subdivision 2 of this section be deposited to the credit of the New York subway littering prevention fund established pursuant to section 97-uuu of the state finance law. § 2- Effective Date.
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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