Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2022||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S8115
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8115 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S8115 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8115 SPONSOR: CLEARE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the public authorities law, in relation to theft of certain transit services PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is decriminalize the offense of fare- beating by lowering the offense from a misdemeanor to a violation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 165.18 provision 1 states a person is guilty of theft of transit service when on a railroad or subway service without payment for trans- portation. Section 2 provision for an option for low-income individuals to do community service instead of paying a civil fine.
2021-S8115 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8115 I N S E N A T E January 25, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law and the public authorities law, in relation to theft of certain transit services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 165.15 of the penal law is amended to read as follows: 3. With intent to obtain [railroad, subway, bus,] air[,] OR taxi [or any other public transportation] service without payment of the lawful charge therefor, or to avoid payment of the lawful charge for such transportation service which has been rendered to him, he obtains or attempts to obtain such service or avoids or attempts to avoid payment therefor by force, intimidation, stealth, deception or mechanical tampering, or by unjustifiable failure or refusal to pay; or § 2. Paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 1209-a of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 460 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows: b. To impose civil penalties not to exceed a total of one hundred fifty dollars for any transit infraction within its jurisdiction, in accordance with a penalty schedule established by the authority or the metropolitan transportation authority or a subsidiary thereof, as appli- cable, except that FOR PENALTIES FOR THEFT OF SERVICES, THE DEFENDANT MAY ELECT TO PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SCHEDULE ESTABLISHED BY THE AUTHORITY AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PAYMENT OF THE CIVIL PENALTY IF SUCH DEFENDANT IS A MINOR OR HAS A HOUSEHOLD INCOME AT OR BELOW TWO HUNDRED FIFTY PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LINE, AND penal- ties for violations of the health code of the city of New York shall be in accordance with the penalties established for such violations by the board of health of the city of New York, and penalties for violations of the noise code of the city of New York shall be in accordance with the penalties established for such violations by law, and civil penalties for violations of the rules and regulations of the triborough bridge and tunnel authority shall be in accordance with the penalties established for such violations by section twenty-nine hundred eighty-five of this chapter; § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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