senate Bill S3246

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to impose a personal income surcharge on high income residents to fund transit improvements and reduced fares for low income residents

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Feb 05, 2019 referred to transportation

S3246 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2743
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 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6830, A8956

S3246 - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to impose a personal income surcharge on high income residents to fund transit improvements and reduced fares for low income residents.

S3246 - Sponsor Memo

S3246 - 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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