senate Bill S6130

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires public notice and hearing prior to any planned substantial change in service

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation

S6130 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A669
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1299-hhh, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6754, S4954
2009-2010: A2026, S5648

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

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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