senate Bill S487

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the appointment of a transit dependent and para-transit dependent representative on various transporation authorities

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S487 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1299-a, 1299-c, 1299-bb, 1299-dd, 1301, 1303, 1326 & 1328, Pub Auth L

S487 - Summary

Requires the appointment of a transit dependent and para-transit dependent representative on various transportation authorities.

S487 - Sponsor Memo

S487 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   487

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 the transpor-
  tation authorities

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

  Section  1. Section 1299-a of the public authorities law is amended by
adding two new subdivisions 18 and 19 to read as follows:
  18. "TRANSIT DEPENDENT" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL  WHO  IS  LIMITED  TO
PUBLIC TRANSIT AS THEIR PRIMARY MODE OF TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE THE INDI-
VIDUAL, (A) HAS NO MEANS OF PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION, (B) IS ELDERLY (OVER
AGE  65);  (C) IS A YOUTH (UNDER AGE 18); OR (D) LIVES BELOW THE POVERTY
OR MEDIAN INCOME LEVELS AS DEFINED BY THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU;
  19. "PARA-TRANSIT DEPENDENT" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO  IS  LIMITED
TO  PUBLIC  TRANSIT  AS THEIR PRIMARY MODE OF TRANSPORTATION AND WHO HAS
EITHER A PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY DISABILITY.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 1299-c of the public authorities law, as
amended by chapter 220 of the laws of 2012, paragraph (c) as amended  by
chapter 176 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  (a)  There  is hereby created the "Niagara Frontier transportation
authority." The authority shall be a body corporate and politic  consti-
tuting  a  public  benefit corporation. The authority shall consist of a
chairman, [ten] NOT MORE THAN TWELVE other members and  shall  have  two
non-voting members as described in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subdi-
vision  appointed  by the governor by and with the advice and consent of
the senate. The chairman and all  members  shall  be  residents  of  the
district.  Of  the  [ten]  members other than the chairman, one shall be
appointed upon the written recommendation of the Erie  county  executive
[and],  one  shall  be  appointed upon the written recommendation of the
Erie county legislature, AND AT LEAST ONE SHALL BE APPOINTED AS A REPRE-

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

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