senate Bill S8052C

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 14, 2018 print number 8052c
Jun 14, 2018 amend and recommit to transportation
Jun 13, 2018 print number 8052b
Jun 13, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jun 05, 2018 print number 8052a
Jun 05, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Mar 22, 2018 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S8052 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9861C
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

S8052 - 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.

S8052 - Sponsor Memo

S8052 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8052

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2018
                               ___________

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

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

S8052A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9861C
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

S8052A - 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.

S8052A - Sponsor Memo

S8052A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8052--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KAVANAGH, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  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.
Public  notice  and  involvement  throughout the process is essential so

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

Co-Sponsors

S8052B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9861C
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

S8052B - 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.

S8052B - Sponsor Memo

S8052B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8052--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KAVANAGH, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said committee -- 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
to address timelines involved with the proposed closure,  transportation
alternatives  to  accommodate  diverted  riders, transportation facility

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

Co-Sponsors

S8052C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9861C
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

S8052C (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.

S8052C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8052C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8052--C

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KAVANAGH, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  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 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
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

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

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