senate Bill S6830B

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 12, 2018 print number 6830b
Feb 12, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Jun 28, 2017 print number 6830a
Jun 28, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 27, 2017 referred to rules

S6830 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8956
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
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: S3246, A2743
2021-2022: S1194, A4434

S6830 - 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.

S6830 - Sponsor Memo

S6830 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6830

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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 and establishing a
  metropolitan transportation authority hotel unit fee in  the  city  of
  New  York; to direct the comptroller 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

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

S6830A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8956
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
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: S3246, A2743
2021-2022: S1194, A4434

S6830A - 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.

S6830A - Sponsor Memo

S6830A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6830--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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

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

S6830B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8956
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
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: S3246, A2743
2021-2022: S1194, A4434

S6830B (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.

S6830B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6830B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6830--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

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

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

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