senate Bill S1194

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to impose a personal income surcharge on high income residents to fund transit improvements and reduced fares for low income residents

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Jan 08, 2021 referred to transportation

S1194 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4434
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1205 & 2799-hh, add §1270-j, Pub Auth L; add §1304-E, amd §§1310 & 1313, Tax L; add §11-1704.2, amd §11-1706, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6830, A8956
2019-2020: S3246, A2743

S1194 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to impose a personal income surcharge on high income residents to fund transit improvements and reduced fares for low income residents.

S1194 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1194 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1194
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, the tax law and the adminis-
   trative code of the city of New York, in relation to  authorizing  and
   imposing a tax surcharge on the personal income of certain high-income
   residents  of  such  city  in  order  to  fund  transit infrastructure
   improvements and reduced fares for low-income residents of such city
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  1205 of the public authorities law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
   9. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE AUTHORITY  AND  ANY
 OF ITS SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A HALF-FARE
 RATE PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS OF THE CITY WHO ARE EIGHTEEN YEARS
 OF  AGE  OR OLDER AND YOUNGER THAN SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE. FOR PURPOSES
 OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "LOW-INCOME" SHALL MEAN AN  ANNUAL  INCOME
 THAT  IS  BELOW  THE  FEDERAL  POVERTY  LINE AS DETERMINED BY THE UNITED
 STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION 2
 OF SECTION 9902 OF TITLE 42 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE.    THE  HALF-FARE
 RATE  PROGRAM  ESTABLISHED  AND IMPLEMENTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION
 SHALL INCLUDE SUBWAY AND BUS SERVICE, EXCLUSIVE OF EXPRESS  BUS  SERVICE
 DURING PEAK HOURS. SUCH HALF-RATE PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE TO
 SUCH LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS OF THE CITY EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND
 YOUNGER  THAN SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE HALF-FARE
 RATE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PURSUANT
 TO SUBDIVISION TWO OR EIGHT OF THIS SECTION. UPON THE WRITTEN REQUEST OF
 THE MAYOR AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH  REQUEST,  THE  AUTHORITY  OR  ITS
 SUBSIDIARY  CORPORATIONS  SHALL DELEGATE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY TO ASSIST
 WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF SUCH HALF-FARE RATE  PROGRAM,  INCLUDING  THE
 ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03576-01-1

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