|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 31, 2013||
|Jul 19, 2013||
delivered to governor
|Jun 13, 2013||
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.1309
substituted for s1855
|Jun 13, 2013||
substituted by a1457
|Jun 12, 2013||
ordered to third reading cal.1309
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 09, 2013||
referred to transportation
senate Bill S1855Signed By Governor
Authorizes a no fare program for transportation on the Long Island Rail Road for police officers employed by the towns of Suffolk
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A1457 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
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Jun 17, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS1855211committee21Aye1Nay2Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
Jun 13, 2013 - floor VoteA1457581floor58Aye1Nay0Absent4Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 13, 2013aye (58)
Jun 12, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS1855211committee21Aye1Nay2Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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S1855 - Bill Details
S1855 - Bill Texts
Authorizes a no fare program for transportation on the Long Island Rail Road for police officers employed by the towns of Suffolk.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation
to authorizing a no fare program for transportation on the Long Island
Rail Road for police officers employed by the towns of Suffolk
PURPOSE: To include police officers employed by the towns in Suffolk
County in the provisions governing the Long Island Rail Road's Free
Police Ride Program.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Subdivision 14 of Section 1266 of the public
authorities law is amended to include police officers employed by the
towns in Suffolk County in the Long Island Rail Road's Free Police Ride
JUSTIFICATION: For the increased protection and improved safety of
commuters and employees, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
currently administers a program that provides free transportation on the
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) for certain police officers. Police offi-
cers employed by the City of New York, the County of Nassau, Nassau
County villages and cities, County of Suffolk, Suffolk County towns and
villages, the Division of State Police, the Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey, the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, the New York
City Housing Authority and the New York City Transit Authority have been
actively participating in this no fare program over the past several
A recent audit conducted by the MTA, however, revealed an apparent over-
sight in the provisions of law governing the LIRR's Free Police Ride
Program, § 1266(14) of the Public Authorities Law. Those police officers
employed by the towns within Suffolk County are not included in statute.
As a result, the MTA can no longer allow these police officers to
participate in the LIRR Free Police Ride Program as of January 1, 2011.
While the reason for this omission is unclear, the LIRR has indicated
its support for amending the statute to add police officers employed by
the towns in Suffolk County. This legislation merely corrects this over-
sight to grant the MTA the legal authority to extend this program to
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: A.1405/S.1452 - Passed Assembly
2010:A.9830/S.6764 - Passed Assembly
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 1855 A. 1457 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta- tion IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT, SALADINO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing a no fare program for transportation on the Long Island Rail Road for police officers employed by the towns of Suffolk THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 14 of section 1266 of the public authorities law, as added by chapter 307 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: 14. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law or the terms of any contract, the authority, in consultation with the Long Island Rail Road, shall establish and implement a no fare program for transportation on the Long Island Rail Road for police officers employed by the city of New York, county of Nassau, Nassau county villages and cities, county of Suffolk, Suffolk county villages AND TOWNS, the division of state police, the port authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, the New York city housing authority and the New York city transit authority. In establishing such program, which has as its goal increased protection and improved safety for its commuters, the authority and the Long Island Rail Road shall, among other things, consider: (a) requiring police officers who ride without cost to regis- ter with the Long Island Rail Road as a condition of riding without cost; (b) requiring such officers to indicate during such registration process their regular working hours and the Long Island Rail Road trains EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01625-01-3 S. 1855 2 A. 1457 that such officers expect to ride; and (c) periodically re-registering and re-validating such officers. The authority and the Long Island Rail Road shall also have the power to consider other matters necessary to carry out the goals and objectives of this section. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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