|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|Jan 24, 2013||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S2878
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S2878 - Details
S2878 - Summary
Allows veterans who performed military service during a period of war to ride public transportation free of charge for the year immediately after his or her return to this state.
S2878 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2878 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the military law, in relation to allow- ing certain veterans to ride public transportation free of charge PURPOSE: To allow Honorably Discharged Veterans who served in a period of war to receive--free of charge--rides from every transportation provider in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: A new Section 245-a is added to the Military Law to provide that for a period of one year commencing after an honorable discharge, a Veteran is entitled to receive 'free' rides on every trans- portation provider utilizing public funds in New York State. The Commis- sioner of the Department of Transportation is authorized to promulgate regulations to carry this legislative initiative into effect. JUSTIFICATION: It is quite clear that, at least in this life, we will never be able to adequately reward our Veterans for their years of abso- lutely purposeful sacrifice and forthrightly honorable service, not only to our country and state, but to every individual constituent part ther- ein. It is entirely reasonable to extend this small modicum of courtesy, i.e., free public transportation for one year, to our War Veterans. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4153 of 2012; Re Referred to Veterans, Homeland Security and Military
S2878 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2878 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 24, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SMITH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the military law, in relation to allowing certain veter- ans to ride public transportation free of charge THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The military law is amended by adding a new section 245-a to read as follows: S 245-A. FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; CERTAIN WAR VETERANS. NOTWITH- STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW OR THE TERMS OF ANY CONTRACT, A RESIDENT OF THE STATE WHO IS A HONORABLY DISCHARGED MEMBER OF ANY BRANCH OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO PERFORMED MILITARY SERVICE DURING A PERIOD OF WAR SHALL BE ENTITLED, FOR THE YEAR IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS OR HER RETURN TO THIS STATE FROM SUCH MILITARY SERVICE, TO RIDE FREE OF CHARGE ON EVERY TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER IN THIS STATE. THE COMMIS- SIONER OF TRANSPORTATION IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER" SHALL MEAN ANY PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR NOT-FOR-PRO- FIT ENTITY UTILIZING PUBLIC FUNDS TO PROVIDE OR CONTRACT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR SPECIF- IC CLIENT GROUPS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07237-01-3
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