senate Bill S4890

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the operation of N.Y. city transit authority subways or trains without a conductor on board

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Apr 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Mar 28, 2019 referred to transportation

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Apr 30, 2019 - Transportation committee Vote

S4890
11
2
committee
11
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

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S4890 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A441
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1205-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7509, A3559
2011-2012: S1058, A4065
2013-2014: S1625, A4816
2015-2016: S1231, A6393
2017-2018: S3406, A916

S4890 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the operation of NYC transit authority subways or trains without at least one conductor on board; requires a conductor on any subway or train operated by such authority whenever the subway or train has more than two cars attached to the engine.

S4890 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4890 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4890

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  ADDABBO, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, STAVISKY --
  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 requiring the
  New  York  city  transit  authority  to have at least one conductor on
  board

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

  Section 1.  The legislature finds and declares that, the New York city
transit  authority,  through  its  operation of the New York city subway
system, the largest public transit system in  the  world,  provides  the
primary  means  of commuting for many millions of New York residents and
visitors every day of the week. With an estimated average of over 10,000
passengers loaded onto each train during rush  hours,  the  presence  of
trained  New York city transit authority personnel, other than the engi-
neer, on each train is necessary and should always be required to ensure
improved safety for passengers during emergencies, which may occur while
in subway tunnels or traveling over bridges.
  The legislature further finds and declares that the tragic  events  of
September  11,  2001,  which launched the war of terror against America,
has tremendously heightened the need to significantly increase  security
and  safety  for  commuters  on  New  York city subway trains. Also, the
recent conviction of Zarein Ahmedzay, who was caught  buying  explosives
and  admitted  to  having  planned an attack on the New York city subway
system makes it imperative that we recognize the role of conductors  and
other  authority personnel assigned on passenger trains as first respon-
ders, and the front line defense to potentially  save  lives  and  limit
casualties in the event of a terrorist attack.
  §  2.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
1205-b to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05306-01-9

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