senate Bill S7574

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the regulation of bus privatization contracts

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May 15, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S7574 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9679
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2875-c, Pub Auth L

S7574 - Summary

Relates to the regulation of bus privatization contracts.

S7574 - Sponsor Memo

S7574 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7574

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public authorities law, in relation to the regu-
  lation of bus privatization contracts

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that decisions to use private  contractors  to  provide  public
transportation service must be based on factors which promote the public
interest.  To  ensure  that  citizens  of the state receive high quality
transit services at low cost, with due regard for the taxpayers  of  the
state and the needs of public and private workers, the legislature finds
it necessary to regulate such privatization contracts.
  S  2.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
2875-c to read as follows:
  S 2875-C. REGULATION OF PRIVATIZATION CONTRACTS.  1.  DEFINITIONS.  AS
USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING WORDS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
INGS:
  A.  "PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM" MEANS ANY PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION
SERVICE PROVIDED BY BUS, WHICH, DURING ITS HOURS OF OPERATION, IS AVAIL-
ABLE ON AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BASIS TO ANY PERSON, WITHOUT PREFERENCE FOR
SERVICE AVAILABILITY, ELIGIBILITY OR DESIGN BEING GIVEN TO ANY PERSON OR
POPULATION SUB-GROUP BECAUSE OF  AGE,  GENDER,  RACE,  NATIONAL  ORIGIN,
CREED  OR  AGENCY  CLIENT  STATUS, AND WHICH IS REGULARLY ADVERTISED AND
MARKETED AS AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  NOTHING  IN  THIS  ARTICLE
SHALL  BE  DEEMED  TO  MEAN THAT THE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OPERATED OR
PROVIDED BY HUMAN OR SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES SOLELY FOR THEIR CLIENTS OR
PROGRAMS  CONSTITUTE,  IN  AND  OF  THEMSELVES,  PUBLIC   TRANSPORTATION
SERVICES.
  B.  "PRIVATIZATION  CONTRACT"  SHALL  MEAN AGREEMENT OR COMBINATION OR
SERIES OF AGREEMENTS BY WHICH A PRIVATE PERSON OR ENTITY AGREES  WITH  A
PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM TO PROVIDE SERVICES, VALUED AT ONE HUNDRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE, WHICH ARE SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO AND IN LIEU

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

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