senate Bill S5535

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Includes certain members of the New York State Court Officers Association in the MTA Long Island Railroad no fare program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Apr 06, 2017 referred to transportation


S5535 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1266, Pub Auth L

S5535 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes officers, sergeants, lieutenants, captains, majors and chiefs of the New York State Court Officers Association in the MTA Long Island Rail Road no fare program.

S5535 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5535 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2017

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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  including
  certain  members  of  the New York State Court Officers Association in
  the MTA Long Island Railroad no fare program


  Section  1.  Subdivision  14 of section 1266 of the public authorities
law, as amended by chapter 182 of the laws of 2013, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  14.  Notwithstanding  any  other provisions of law or the terms of any
contract, the authority, in consultation with the Long Island Rail Road,
shall establish and implement a no fare program  for  transportation  on
the  Long  Island  Rail Road for police officers employed by the city of
New York, county of Nassau, Nassau county villages and cities, county of
Suffolk, Suffolk county  villages  and  towns,  the  division  of  state
police,  the  port authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metro-North
Commuter Railroad Company, the New York city  housing  authority  [and],
the  New  York  city transit authority AND OFFICERS, SERGEANTS, LIEUTEN-
ASSOCIATION.  In  establishing  such  program,  which  has  as  its goal
increased protection and improved safety for its commuters, the authori-
ty and the Long Island Rail Road shall, among  other  things,  consider:
(a) requiring police officers who ride without cost to register with the
Long Island Rail Road as a condition of riding without cost; (b) requir-
ing  such  officers  to  indicate during such registration process their
regular working hours and the Long Island Rail  Road  trains  that  such
officers  expect to ride; and (c) periodically re-registering and re-va-
lidating such officers. The authority and  the  Long  Island  Rail  Road
shall  also  have the power to consider other matters necessary to carry
out the goals and objectives of this section.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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