assembly Bill A9861C

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to mitigating the closure of the L subway line in the city of New York and establishing a temporary high-occupancy vehicle program on the Williamsburg bridge

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading rules cal.281
rules report cal.281
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 13, 2018 print number 9861c
Jun 13, 2018 amend and recommit to ways and means
Jun 12, 2018 print number 9861b
Jun 12, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
Jun 05, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 01, 2018 print number 9861a
Jun 01, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Feb 14, 2018 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A9861 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8052C
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-e, amd §1268, Pub Auth L; amd V & T L, generally; amd §87, Pub Off L

A9861 - Summary

Relates to mitigating the closure of the L subway line in the city of New York; directs the MTA in consultation with other relevant entities to develop a plan to mitigate the individual and economic hardships due to the L subway line closure; establishes a temporary high-occupancy vehicle program on the Williamsburg bridge by means of mobile or stationary photo devices.

A9861 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9861

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend the public authorities law, the tax law, the New York
  state urban development corporation act, the real property tax law and
  the economic development law, in relation to mitigating the closure of
  the L subway line in the city of New York

  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 1277-b to read as follows:
  S 1277-B. L SUBWAY LINE CLOSURE MITIGATION PLAN.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE AUTHORITY SHALL DEVELOP A
PLAN TO MITIGATE THE INDIVIDUAL AND ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS EXPERIENCED BY  A
TEMPORARY  CLOSURE  OF  THE  L SUBWAY LINE FOR REPAIRS.  SUCH PLAN SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
  1. DISCOUNTED ADVERTISING ON ALL  AUTHORITY  ADVERTISING  MEDIUMS  FOR
BUSINESSES IN THE DESIGNATED L SUBWAY LINE RECONSTRUCTION AREA;
  2. SIGNAGE AT ABOVE GROUND WORK SITES WHICH STATES THAT BUSINESSES ARE
OPEN. SUCH SIGNAGE SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH
ABOVE GROUND WORK SITE;
  3.  GRANTS TO BE AWARDED TO ARTISTS FOR THE CREATION OF WORKS SUITABLE
FOR DISPLAY ON A STREET, BUS OR FERRY FOR THE PURPOSE OF  DRAWING  VISI-
TORS TO THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE L SUBWAY LINE RECONSTRUCTION AREA;
  4.  A  FREE  SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE FOR TRANSIT CUSTOMERS IN THE L SUBWAY
LINE RECONSTRUCTION AREA;
  5. FARE PARITY BETWEEN FERRY, BUS AND SUBWAY LINES SERVING AS ALTERNA-
TIVE ROUTES DURING THE TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN OF THE L SUBWAY LINE;
  6. FREE METROCARD TRANSFERS ON FERRY, BUS AND SUBWAY LINES SERVING  AS
ALTERNATIVE ROUTES DURING THE TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN OF THE L SUBWAY LINE.
  S  2.  Subdivision  (a)  of  section 1115 of the tax law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 45 to read as follows:
  (45) (I) FOOD, BEVERAGES, GOODS OR SERVICES SOLD IN  A  BUSINESS  ZONE
AREA  FROM  APRIL  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN UNTIL JULY THIRTY-FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND TWENTY.

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

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A9861A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8052C
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-e, amd §1268, Pub Auth L; amd V & T L, generally; amd §87, Pub Off L

A9861A - Summary

Relates to mitigating the closure of the L subway line in the city of New York; directs the MTA in consultation with other relevant entities to develop a plan to mitigate the individual and economic hardships due to the L subway line closure; establishes a temporary high-occupancy vehicle program on the Williamsburg bridge by means of mobile or stationary photo devices.

A9861A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9861--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL, DAVILA, BARRON, MOSLEY -- Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M.  of  A.  NIOU -- 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 and the vehicle and  traffics
  law, in relation to mitigating the closure of the L subway line in the
  city of New York; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The L subway line is  of  vital  impor-
tance  to  commuters,  the  local  community,  and businesses within the
service area of the line. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers ride  the
line  on  a  daily  basis, and such ridership volume is essential to the
economic vitality of nearby businesses. Officials from the  metropolitan
transportation  authority  (MTA)  have  indicated that portions of the L
subway line will be temporarily closed  for  repair  work  beginning  in
April  of  2019.  The  closure is anticipated to last fifteen months and
affect all L subway line stations west of, and  including,  the  Bedford
Avenue  and  1st  Avenue  Station. The temporary closure of the L subway
line will cause individual and economic hardships for those who rely  on
the  line  for  transportation  and economic opportunities.   Currently,
there is no statutory requirement that would mandate the MTA to  develop
a  plan to address the impacts of such a closure, allow for public feed-
back, and provide the plan to the community. It is  the  intent  of  the
legislature  that  there  be a legal requirement for the MTA to consider
and address all of the impacts of such a significant closure and provide
a plan to the public in a timely manner. Such plan shall require the MTA
to address timelines involved with the proposed closure,  transportation
alternatives  to  accommodate  diverted  riders, transportation facility
improvements and expansion, the authority to utilize bus lane cameras to
facilitate alternative forms of transportation, and provide  for  public
input  throughout  the  planning  process and the L subway line closure.

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

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A9861B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8052C
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-e, amd §1268, Pub Auth L; amd V & T L, generally; amd §87, Pub Off L

A9861B - Summary

Relates to mitigating the closure of the L subway line in the city of New York; directs the MTA in consultation with other relevant entities to develop a plan to mitigate the individual and economic hardships due to the L subway line closure; establishes a temporary high-occupancy vehicle program on the Williamsburg bridge by means of mobile or stationary photo devices.

A9861B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9861--B

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL, DAVILA, BARRON, MOSLEY -- Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M.  of  A.  NIOU -- 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 -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and  Means
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the vehicle  and  traffic
  law, in relation to mitigating the closure of the L subway line in the
  city of New York; and to amend the public authorities law, the vehicle
  and traffic law and the public officers law, in relation to establish-
  ing  a  temporary  high-occupancy  vehicle program on the Williamsburg
  bridge by means of mobile or stationary photo devices;  and  providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The L subway line is  of  vital  impor-
tance  to  commuters,  the  local  community,  and businesses within the
service area of the line. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers ride  the
line  on  a  daily  basis, and such ridership volume is essential to the
economic vitality of nearby businesses. Officials from the  metropolitan
transportation  authority  (MTA)  have  indicated that portions of the L
subway line will be temporarily closed  for  repair  work  beginning  in
April  of  2019.  The  closure is anticipated to last fifteen months and
affect all L subway line stations west of, and  including,  the  Bedford
Avenue  and  1st  Avenue  Station. The temporary closure of the L subway
line will cause individual and economic hardships for those who rely  on
the  line  for  transportation  and economic opportunities.   Currently,
there is no statutory requirement that would mandate the MTA to  develop
a  plan to address the impacts of such a closure, allow for public feed-
back, and provide the plan to the community. It is  the  intent  of  the
legislature  that  there  be a legal requirement for the MTA to consider
and address all of the impacts of such a significant closure and provide
a plan to the public in a timely manner. Such plan shall require the MTA

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

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A9861C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8052C
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-e, amd §1268, Pub Auth L; amd V & T L, generally; amd §87, Pub Off L

A9861C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to mitigating the closure of the L subway line in the city of New York; directs the MTA in consultation with other relevant entities to develop a plan to mitigate the individual and economic hardships due to the L subway line closure; establishes a temporary high-occupancy vehicle program on the Williamsburg bridge by means of mobile or stationary photo devices.

A9861C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9861--C

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL, DAVILA, BARRON, MOSLEY -- Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M.  of  A.  NIOU -- 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 -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and  Means
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said  commit-
  tee  with  amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to
  said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the vehicle  and  traffic
  law, in relation to mitigating the closure of the L subway line in the
  city of New York; and to amend the public authorities law, the vehicle
  and traffic law and the public officers law, in relation to establish-
  ing  a  temporary  high-occupancy  vehicle program on the Williamsburg
  bridge by means of mobile or stationary photo devices;  and  providing
  for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The L subway line is  of  vital  impor-
tance  to  commuters,  the  local  community,  and businesses within the
service area of the line. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers ride  the
line  on  a  daily  basis, and such ridership volume is essential to the
economic vitality of nearby businesses. Officials from the  metropolitan
transportation  authority  (MTA)  have  indicated that portions of the L
subway line will be temporarily closed  for  repair  work  beginning  in
April  of  2019.  The  closure is anticipated to last fifteen months and
affect all L subway line stations west of the  Bedford  Avenue  Station.
The  temporary  closure  of  the L subway line will cause individual and
economic hardships for those who rely on the line for transportation and
economic opportunities.  Currently, there is  no  statutory  requirement
that  would  mandate the MTA to develop a plan to address the impacts of
such a closure, allow for public feedback, and provide the plan  to  the
community.  It  is  the  intent of the legislature that there be a legal
requirement for the MTA to consider and address all of  the  impacts  of

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

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