senate Bill S3385

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a moratorium on the increase in rates of railroad fares established by the metropolitan transportation authority

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
May 17, 2019 print number 3385a
May 17, 2019 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 06, 2019 referred to transportation

S3385 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-e, Pub Auth L

S3385 - Summary

Establishes a moratorium on the increase in rates of railroad fares established by the metropolitan transportation authority until the authority has fully implemented the positive train control requirements of the federal rail safety improvement act of 2008; provides that such moratorium shall be in effect on and after January 1, 2020.

S3385 - Sponsor Memo

S3385 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3385

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  establishing
  a moratorium on the increase in rates of railroad fares established by
  the  metropolitan  transportation  authority;  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.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 1279-e to read as follows:
  § 1279-E. MORATORIUM ON RAILROAD FARE INCREASE; POSITIVE RAIL  CONTROL
IMPLEMENTATION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ON AND AFTER
JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, A MORATORIUM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED ON
THE INCREASE IN THE RATES OF FARE ESTABLISHED BY THE METROPOLITAN TRANS-
PORTATION AUTHORITY FOR ANY RAILROAD OPERATED BY THE METROPOLITAN TRANS-
PORTATION  AUTHORITY  OR  ANY  OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES FOR PASSENGERS RIDING
SUCH RAILROADS AND SUCH RATES OF FARE SHALL BE FIXED  AT  THE  RATES  OF
FARE  IN EXISTENCE ON DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN. SUCH
MORATORIUM SHALL CONTINUE IN EFFECT UNTIL ALL RAILROADS OPERATED BY  THE
METROPOLITAN  TRANSPORTATION  AUTHORITY  OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES HAVE
FULLY IMPLEMENTED THE  POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL REQUIREMENTS OF THE FEDER-
AL RAIL SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2008. UPON SUCH COMPLIANCE SUCH  MORA-
TORIUM SHALL BE LIFTED.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed when all railroads operated by the  metropolitan  trans-
portation  authority  or  any of its subsidiaries have fully implemented
the positive train control  requirements  of  the  federal  rail  safety
improvement act of 2008; provided that
  1. the provisions of this act shall apply to rates of fare established
by the metropolitan transportation authority on or after January 1, 2020

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09563-01-9

S3385A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1279-e, Pub Auth L

S3385A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a moratorium on the increase in rates of railroad fares established by the metropolitan transportation authority until the authority has fully implemented the positive train control requirements of the federal rail safety improvement act of 2008; provides that such moratorium shall be in effect on and after January 1, 2020.

S3385A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3385A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3385--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  establishing
  a moratorium on the increase in rates of railroad fares established by
  the  metropolitan  transportation  authority;  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.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 1279-i to read as follows:
  § 1279-I. MORATORIUM ON RAILROAD FARE INCREASE; POSITIVE RAIL  CONTROL
IMPLEMENTATION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ON AND AFTER
JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, A MORATORIUM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED ON
THE INCREASE IN THE RATES OF FARE ESTABLISHED BY THE METROPOLITAN TRANS-
PORTATION AUTHORITY FOR ANY RAILROAD OPERATED BY THE METROPOLITAN TRANS-
PORTATION  AUTHORITY  OR  ANY  OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES FOR PASSENGERS RIDING
SUCH RAILROADS AND SUCH RATES OF FARE SHALL BE FIXED  AT  THE  RATES  OF
FARE  IN EXISTENCE ON DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN. SUCH
MORATORIUM SHALL CONTINUE IN EFFECT UNTIL ALL RAILROADS OPERATED BY  THE
METROPOLITAN  TRANSPORTATION  AUTHORITY  OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES HAVE
FULLY IMPLEMENTED THE  POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL REQUIREMENTS OF THE FEDER-
AL RAIL SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2008. UPON SUCH COMPLIANCE SUCH  MORA-
TORIUM SHALL BE LIFTED.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed when all railroads operated by the  metropolitan  trans-
portation  authority  or  any of its subsidiaries have fully implemented
the positive train control  requirements  of  the  federal  rail  safety
improvement act of 2008; provided that

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09563-02-9

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