|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S6130
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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- Passed Assembly
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S6130 - Details
S6130 - Summary
Requires public notice and hearing prior to any planned substantial change in service; defines "substantial change in service" to mean any change in frequency of service or change in route or complete or partial closing of a passenger stop or route; outlines places where posters shall be placed.
S6130 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6130 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring public notice and hearing prior to any planned substantial change in service of the Rochester-Genesee regional transportation authority PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow for public comment, and adequate notice thereof, prior to the implementation of proposed changes in service; and to encourage public input by passengers affected in the specific areas by holding hearings and providing notice in the areas where proposed service changes take place. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 defines substantial change in service as any change in frequency of service or change in route, or complete or partial closing of a passenger stop or route. Section 1 part (a) requires that the RGRTA shall hold a public hearing or hearings in the affected areas at least thirty days prior to implementing any substantial change in service. Section 1 part (b) requires a public hearing or hearings to be held at least thirty days prior to a substantial change, and that the RGRTA is required to give at least thirty days notice prior to the hearing to elected officials or equivalent in areas affected with detailed information of the proposed changes. The meeting shall also be held at
S6130 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6130 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'BRIEN -- 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 requiring public notice and hearing prior to any planned substantial change in service of the Rochester-Genesee regional transportation authority 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 1299-hhh to read as follows: S 1299-HHH. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND NOTICE. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE IN SERVICE SHALL BE DEFINED AS ANY CHANGE IN FREQUENCY OF SERVICE OR CHANGE IN ROUTE, OR COMPLETE OR PARTIAL CLOSING OF A PASSENGER STOP OR ROUTE. 2. (A) A PUBLIC HEARING OR HEARINGS SHALL BE HELD AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO ANY SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE AT ONE OR MORE LOCATIONS CONVENIENTLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PERSONS WHO WOULD BE AFFECTED BY SUCH CHANGE IN SERVICE. (B) AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING OR HEARINGS, THE AUTHORITY SHALL GIVE NOTICE TO THE ELECTED TOWN BOARD MEMBERS OR EQUIV- ALENT IN AREAS AFFECTED BY ROUTE CHANGES AND SHALL PROVIDE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGES. IN ADDITION, THE AUTHORITY SHALL DISPLAY POSTERS IN A FORM NOT SMALLER THAN ELEVEN INCHES BY SEVEN- TEEN INCHES ON BUSES AND AT BUS STOPS OPERATING ON THE AFFECTED ROUTE AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING OR HEARINGS. SUCH POSTERS SHALL DESCRIBE THE PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGE IN DETAIL AND SHALL PROVIDE THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING OR HEARINGS AND SHALL STATE THAT THE PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGE SHALL BE OPEN TO DISCUSSION AND THAT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK AT THE HEARING. (C) PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES SHALL ALSO BE PLACED AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY OF ROCHESTER AND MONROE COUNTY, AS WELL AS IN ANY PUBLIC LIBRARY IN ANY TOWN OR ON ANY ROUTE AFFECTED BY THE CHANGE, AND IN THE TOWN OR CITY HALL OF THE AREAS AFFECTED BY THE CHANGE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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