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|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to transportation
|Feb 05, 2019||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S3246
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S3246 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Transportation
- Law Section:
- Public Authorities Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§1205 & 2799-hh, add §1270-j, 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:
2021-2022: S1194, A4434
2023-2024: S602, A4474
2019-S3246 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3246 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: 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 improve- ments and reduced fares for low-income residents of such city PURPOSE: To provide much needed revenue to repair MTA infrastructure in New York City and to provide reduced fares for those most in need. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Public Authorities Law section 1205 by adding a new subdivision 9 to establish a reduced fare program for those aged 18-64 earning at or under the federal poverty level.
2019-S3246 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3246 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 5, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 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 THE MAYOR AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH REQUEST, THE AUTHORITY OR ITS SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS SHALL DELEGATE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY TO ASSIST WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF SUCH HALF-FARE RATE PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02941-01-9
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