senate Bill S5491

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to paratransit services within the state and city of New York during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Mar 09, 2021 referred to transportation

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S5491 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-b & 15-c, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8119

S5491 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to paratransit services within the state and city of New York during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

S5491 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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