assembly Bill A7842

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the metropolitan transportation authority open data act

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
May 24, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

A7842 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1279-j & 1269-h, amd §§1263 & 1276-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1442

A7842 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the metropolitan transportation authority open data act; establishes requirements for the reporting of data based on ridership, routes, and services.

A7842 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7842

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting  the
  metropolitan transportation authority open data act

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "metropol-
itan transportation authority open data act".
  §  2.  Legislative findings. The legislature finds that the release of
data, in a format that is easily accessible, understandable  and  usable
by  the  public, can increase civic engagement with government. In addi-
tion, in an authority providing a public service and operating an enter-
prise as vast as that  of  the  Metropolitan  Transportation  Authority,
transparency  in data is in the public's best interest. It is the intent
of the legislature that the authority and its  subsidiaries  release  as
much  data as is feasible in open formats, so that the public can access
that data, analyze it, and engage with the  authority  with  suggestions
and solutions to improve its operations.
  §  3.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
1279-j to read as follows:
  § 1279-J. OPEN DATA  REPORTING.  1.  THE  METROPOLITAN  TRANSPORTATION
AUTHORITY  AND  ITS  SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, INCLUDING THE NEW YORK
CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY AND THE TRIBOROUGH BRIDGE AND  TUNNEL  AUTHORITY,
SHALL  FULLY  COMPLY  WITH THE PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 95 OF 2013,
"USING TECHNOLOGY TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY, IMPROVE  GOVERNMENT  PERFORM-
ANCE  AND  ENHANCE  CITIZEN  ENGAGEMENT," AND SHALL PROVIDE THE NEW YORK
STATE OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND LEGISLATURE ALL DATA
AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11226-03-9