Senate Bill S4178B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the metropolitan transportation authority to provide safety briefings to passengers aboard Metro-North trains, and train personnel in safety procedures

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    • In Committee Senate
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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
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    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2015-S4178 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6331
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-d, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S292, A2888
2019-2020: S3205, A4492
2021-2022: S3482, A4372
2023-2024: S1708

2015-S4178 - Summary

Directs the metropolitan transportation authority to provide safety briefings to passengers aboard Metro-North trains, and train personnel in safety procedures.

2015-S4178 - Sponsor Memo

2015-S4178 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4178

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- 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  a
  safety  briefing  of  Metro-North  commuter  railroad passengers to be
  conducted at each departure and every twenty minutes thereafter

  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 1279-d to read as follows:
  S 1279-D.  SAFETY  BRIEFING  OF  PASSENGERS  PLAN;  IMPLEMENTATION  ON
METRO-NORTH  COMMUTER  RAILROAD.  THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND
DIRECTED TO IMPLEMENT A SAFETY BRIEFING OF  PASSENGERS  PLAN  NOT  LATER
THAN  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND SIXTEEN, FOR THE BENEFIT OF PERSONS
UTILIZING TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER RELATED SERVICES OF  THE  METRO-NORTH
COMMUTER  RAILROAD.  SUCH  PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
PROVISIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING:
  1. BEFORE EACH DEPARTURE, AND EVERY  TWENTY  MINUTES  THEREAFTER,  THE
CONDUCTOR  OF  EACH  TRAIN  CARRYING  PASSENGERS  SHALL COMMUNICATE LIVE
AND/OR BY RECORDED, VISUAL AND/OR AUDIO IMAGES:
  (A) SMOKING. EACH PASSENGER SHALL BE BRIEFED ON WHEN, WHERE AND  UNDER
WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SMOKING IS PROHIBITED;
  (B) EVACUATION PROCEDURES;
  (C) LOCATION AND MEANS FOR OPENING THE PASSENGER ENTRY DOORS AND EMER-
GENCY EXITS;
  (D) LOCATION OF SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT; AND
  (E) LOCATION AND OPERATION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
  2.  THE  BRIEFINGS  REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION MAY BE
DELIVERED BY MEANS OF AN APPROVED  RECORDING  PLAYBACK  DEVICE  THAT  IS
AUDIBLE TO EACH PASSENGER UNDER NORMAL NOISE LEVELS.
  3. THE TRAINING OF CONDUCTORS, TRAINMEN AND OTHER DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES
IN  EMERGENCY  TECHNIQUES  AND PROCEDURES, INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS,
HANDLING AND POSITIONING OF STRICKEN COMMUTERS, AND KNOWLEDGE OF  PROCE-
DURES AND EQUIPMENT USED DURING EVACUATION PROCEDURES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

              

2015-S4178A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6331
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-d, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S292, A2888
2019-2020: S3205, A4492
2021-2022: S3482, A4372
2023-2024: S1708

2015-S4178A - Summary

Directs the metropolitan transportation authority to provide safety briefings to passengers aboard Metro-North trains, and train personnel in safety procedures.

2015-S4178A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4178--A
    Cal. No. 1220

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  requiring  a
  safety  briefing  of  Metro-North  commuter  railroad passengers to be
  conducted at certain times

  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 1279-d to read as follows:
  S 1279-D.  SAFETY  BRIEFING  OF  PASSENGERS  PLAN;  IMPLEMENTATION  ON
METRO-NORTH  COMMUTER  RAILROAD.  THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND
DIRECTED TO IMPLEMENT A SAFETY BRIEFING OF  PASSENGERS  PLAN  NOT  LATER
THAN  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND SIXTEEN, FOR THE BENEFIT OF PERSONS
UTILIZING TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER RELATED SERVICES OF  THE  METRO-NORTH
COMMUTER  RAILROAD.  SUCH  PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
PROVISIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING:
  1. BEFORE INITIAL DEPARTURE OF EACH  TRAIN  CARRYING  PASSENGERS,  AND
PERIODICALLY  THEREAFTER, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE AUTHORITY AT STATIONS
WHERE THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PASSENGERS BOARD THE TRAIN, THE  CONDUCTOR,
OR  THE  CONDUCTOR'S DESIGNEE, SHALL IMMEDIATELY COMMUNICATE LIVE AND/OR
BY RECORDED, VISUAL AND/OR AUDIO IMAGES:
  (A) EVACUATION PROCEDURES;
  (B) LOCATION AND MEANS FOR OPENING THE PASSENGER ENTRY DOORS AND EMER-
GENCY EXITS;
  (C) LOCATION OF FIRST AID AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT;
  (D) LOCATION AND OPERATION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09396-02-5

              

2015-S4178B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6331
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-d, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S292, A2888
2019-2020: S3205, A4492
2021-2022: S3482, A4372
2023-2024: S1708

2015-S4178B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the metropolitan transportation authority to provide safety briefings to passengers aboard Metro-North trains, and train personnel in safety procedures.

2015-S4178B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S4178B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4178--B
    Cal. No. 1220

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading -- recommitted to the  Commit-
  tee  on  Transportation  in  accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring a
  safety briefing of Metro-North  commuter  railroad  passengers  to  be
  conducted at certain times

  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 1279-d to read as follows:
  S  1279-D.  SAFETY  BRIEFING  OF  PASSENGERS  PLAN;  IMPLEMENTATION ON
METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD. THE AUTHORITY IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND
DIRECTED  TO  IMPLEMENT  A  SAFETY BRIEFING OF PASSENGERS PLAN NOT LATER
THAN JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, FOR THE BENEFIT  OF  PERSONS
UTILIZING  TRANSPORTATION  AND OTHER RELATED SERVICES OF THE METRO-NORTH
COMMUTER RAILROAD. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
PROVISIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING:
  1.  BEFORE  INITIAL  DEPARTURE  OF EACH TRAIN CARRYING PASSENGERS, AND
PERIODICALLY THEREAFTER, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE AUTHORITY AT  STATIONS
WHERE  THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PASSENGERS BOARD THE TRAIN, THE CONDUCTOR,
OR THE CONDUCTOR'S DESIGNEE, SHALL IMMEDIATELY COMMUNICATE  LIVE  AND/OR
BY RECORDED, VISUAL AND/OR AUDIO IMAGES:
  (A) EVACUATION PROCEDURES;
  (B) LOCATION AND MEANS FOR OPENING THE PASSENGER ENTRY DOORS AND EMER-
GENCY EXITS;
  (C) LOCATION OF FIRST AID AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT;

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

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