assembly Bill A8956A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to impose a personal income surcharge on high income residents to fund transit improvements and reduced fares for low income residents

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Feb 27, 2018 print number 8956a
Feb 27, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 09, 2018 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

A8956 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6830
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1205 & 2799-hh, add §1270-i, Pub Auth L; add §1304-E, amd §§1310 & 1313, Tax L; add §11-1704.2, amd §11-1706, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2743, S3246
2021-2022: A4434, S1194

A8956 - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to impose a personal income surcharge on high income residents to fund transit improvements and reduced fares for low income residents.

A8956 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8956

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing for
  the appointment of an emergency manager for the metropolitan transpor-
  tation authority, and providing for his or her powers and  duties;  to
  amend  the  tax  law,  in relation to establishing personal income tax
  rates and a tax table benefit recapture for taxpayers  who  reside  in
  the metropolitan commuter transportation district; to direct the comp-
  troller  to  transfer  moneys in the general fund to the MTA financial
  assistance fund; and providing for the repeal  of  certain  provisions
  upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "better trains, better cities act of 2017".
  §  2.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
1263-a to read as follows:
  § 1263-A. EMERGENCY MANAGER. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE OFFICE
OF EMERGENCY MANAGER OF THE AUTHORITY. SUCH MANAGER  SHALL  OVERSEE  THE
AUTHORITY,  AND  IMPLEMENT THE PLAN ESTABLISHED BY THE EMERGENCY MANAGER
SUBMITTED TO EACH HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE  DURING  THE  COURSE  OF  THE
CONFIRMATION OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGER.
  2.  THE  EMERGENCY  MANAGER OF THE AUTHORITY SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE
GOVERNOR, SUBJECT TO SEPARATE CONFIRMATION BY EACH OF THE HOUSES OF  THE
LEGISLATURE. SUCH CONFIRMATIONS SHALL BE COMPLETED WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF
THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE OF THIS SECTION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT UPON NOMI-
NATION BY THE GOVERNOR, EACH NOMINEE FOR EMERGENCY MANAGER SHALL DEVELOP
AND SUBMIT TO THE LEGISLATURE, PRIOR TO HIS OR HER CONFIRMATION, A  PLAN
OUTLINING  HOW  THE  NOMINEE,  IF  CONFIRMED,  WILL  EXPEDITE REPAIRS TO
AUTHORITY FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT,  EXPAND  CAPACITY,  AND  ENSURE  THE
RELIABILITY AND SAFETY OF THE AUTHORITY FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT AND THE
SERVICES PROVIDED THEREBY. NO NOMINEE SHALL BE CONFIRMED UNTIL SUCH PLAN
SHALL HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND REVIEWED BY EACH HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE.

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

A8956A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6830
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1205 & 2799-hh, add §1270-i, Pub Auth L; add §1304-E, amd §§1310 & 1313, Tax L; add §11-1704.2, amd §11-1706, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2743, S3246
2021-2022: A4434, S1194

A8956A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to impose a personal income surcharge on high income residents to fund transit improvements and reduced fares for low income residents.

A8956A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8956--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Corporations, Authorities and  Commissions  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, the tax law and the adminis-
  trative  code  of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing and
  imposing a tax surcharge on the personal income of certain high-income
  residents of  such  city  in  order  to  fund  transit  infrastructure
  improvements and reduced fares for low-income residents of such city

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

  Section 1. Section 1205 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE AUTHORITY AND ANY
OF ITS SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A HALF-FARE
RATE PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS OF THE CITY WHO ARE EIGHTEEN YEARS
OF AGE OR OLDER AND YOUNGER THAN SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE.  FOR  PURPOSES
OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "LOW-INCOME" SHALL MEAN AN ANNUAL INCOME
THAT IS BELOW THE FEDERAL POVERTY  LINE  AS  DETERMINED  BY  THE  UNITED
STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION 2
OF  SECTION  9902  OF TITLE 42 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE.  THE HALF-FARE
RATE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED AND IMPLEMENTED PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION
SHALL  INCLUDE  SUBWAY AND BUS SERVICE, EXCLUSIVE OF EXPRESS BUS SERVICE
DURING PEAK HOURS. SUCH HALF-RATE PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE TO
SUCH LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS OF THE CITY EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND
YOUNGER THAN SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE  HALF-FARE
RATE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PURSUANT
TO SUBDIVISION TWO OR EIGHT OF THIS SECTION. UPON THE WRITTEN REQUEST OF
THE  MAYOR  AND  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH SUCH REQUEST, THE AUTHORITY OR ITS
SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS SHALL DELEGATE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY  TO  ASSIST
WITH  THE  ADMINISTRATION  OF SUCH HALF-FARE RATE PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE
ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS.
  § 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
1270-i to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets