Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 11, 2018||
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1659
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to transportation
|Jan 23, 2017||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S3406
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S3406 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S3406 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3406 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the New York city transit authority to have at least one conductor on board PURPOSE : To require at least one conductor on board any passenger subway train with two or more cars operated by the New York City Transit Authority, in order to maintain an acceptable standard of safety for passengers and reduce potential increased liability that could arise. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : To add a new section (1205-b) to the Public Authorities Law, to prohibit the operation of a subway passenger train without a conductor. A "conductor" shall be defined as the person other than the train operator/engineer who assist in the operation of the train and is primarily charged with opening and closing the doors and all other aspects of the operation of the train. The new provisions require a conductor on all subway trains which carry passengers and have two or more cars attached. JUSTIFICATION :
2017-S3406 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3406 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 the New York city transit authority to have at least one conductor on board THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislature finds and declares that, the New York city transit authority, through its operation of the New York city subway system, the largest public transit system in the world, provides the primary means of commuting for many millions of New York residents and visitors every day of the week. With an estimated average of over 10,000 passengers loaded onto each train during rush hours, the presence of trained New York city transit authority personnel, other than the engi- neer, on each train is necessary and should always be required to ensure improved safety for passengers during emergencies, which may occur while in subway tunnels or traveling over bridges. The legislature further finds and declares that the tragic events of September 11, 2001, which launched the war of terror against America, has tremendously heightened the need to significantly increase security and safety for commuters on New York city subway trains. Also, the recent conviction of Zarein Ahmedzay, who was caught buying explosives and admitted to having planned an attack on the New York city subway system makes it imperative that we recognize the role of conductors and other authority personnel assigned on passenger trains as first respon- ders, and the front line defense to potentially save lives and limit casualties in the event of a terrorist attack. § 2. The public authorities law is amended by adding a new section 1205-b to read as follows: § 1205-B. CONDUCTOR REQUIRED. ANY SUBWAY OR TRAIN OPERATED BY THE AUTHORITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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