senate Bill S5823

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requirements for metropolitan transportation authority hearings for proposed fare increases, major reductions of transportation and/or major service changes

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2021 referred to transportation

S5823 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1206
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1263, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10303
2011-2012: S7372, A1726
2013-2014: S776, S6399, A9060, A31
2015-2016: S246, A1011
2017-2018: S4152, A5182
2019-2020: S2816, A606

S5823 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the MTA to hold hearings in each county affected by proposed fare increases, major reductions of transportation and/or major service changes; does not apply to standard seasonal or holiday adjustments, temporary changes due to routine maintenance and/or temporary changes in response to emergency situations; requires the authority to hold a hearing in each county of a service area that is affected by the proposed change(s) in fares or services, provided that such hearings be limited to one hearing per calendar day.

S5823 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5823 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5823
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  requirements
   for  metropolitan  transportation authority hearings for proposed fare
   increases, major reductions of  transportation  and/or  major  service
   changes
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 1263 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
 adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
   10.  (A)  THE AUTHORITY SHALL HOLD HEARINGS IN EACH COUNTY AFFECTED BY
 PROPOSED FARE INCREASES, MAJOR REDUCTIONS OF TRANSPORTATION AND/OR MAJOR
 SERVICE CHANGES.
   (B) THE HEARING REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDI-
 VISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO  STANDARD  SEASONAL  OR  HOLIDAY  ADJUSTMENTS,
 TEMPORARY CHANGES DUE TO ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND/OR TEMPORARY CHANGES IN
 RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
   (C)  THE  AUTHORITY  SHALL  HOLD A HEARING IN EACH COUNTY OF A SERVICE
 AREA THAT IS AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED CHANGE  OR  CHANGES  IN  FARES  OR
 SERVICES,  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH  HEARINGS  BE LIMITED TO ONE HEARING PER
 CALENDAR DAY.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00689-01-1


Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.