|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 09, 2021||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S5491
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5491 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5491 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5491 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to paratransit services within the state and city of New York during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic PURPOSE: To ensure that paratransit services-an essential lifeline of many New Yorkers-continue operating and observe certain public health and safety protocols for the benefit of workers, employees, paratransit users, families and the general public. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends the Transportation Law to provide the following: *Postponement of Eligibility Expiration. The eligibility of all ADA paratransit-eligi- ble customers, whose certification would otherwise expire between March
S5491 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5491 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 9, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. COMRIE, HOYLMAN, KAPLAN, LIU, MAY, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to paratransit services within the state and city of New York during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 15-b of the transportation law is amended by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows: C. (1) (A) THE PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF THE PARATRANSIT CERTIFICATION OF ALL AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PARATRANSIT ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS, WHOSE CERTIFICATION WOULD OTHERWISE EXPIRE BETWEEN MARCH FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY AND JULY THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE, SHALL BE EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE. (B) EACH CONTRACTOR PROVIDING PARATRANSIT SERVICES SHALL RENDER ELIGI- BILITY DETERMINATIONS FOR ANY APPLICATION FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILI- TIES ACT PARATRANSIT BASED SOLELY ON INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WRIT- TEN APPLICATION AND IN SUBMITTED MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION, UNTIL AUGUST THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE. (C) ALL CONTRACTORS PROVIDING PARATRANSIT SERVICES SHALL, UNTIL JULY THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE, DISPATCH AND ROUTE INDIVIDUAL RATHER THAN SHARED PARATRANSIT RIDES, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE, AND SHALL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE IN ADVANCE IN THE EVENT THAT THEIR RIDE WILL BE SHARED WITH ANOTHER CUSTOMER. SUCH CUSTOM- ERS SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE OR RESCHEDULE RIDES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SHARED, AND ANY SUCH REFUSAL OR RESCHEDULING SHALL BE WITHOUT PENALTY PROVIDED THEY RESPOND WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. (D) ALL CONTRACTORS PROVIDING PARATRANSIT SERVICES IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK SHALL ENSURE THAT ALL PARATRANSIT DRIVERS AND PERSONNEL PROVIDING PARATRANSIT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITH HAND SANITIZER, DISPOSABLE STER- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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