Bill Text: NY A02481 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relates to allowing two automatic free transfers for riders using pay-per-ride Metrocards.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-12 - reported referred to ways and means [A02481 Detail]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 22, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ, DE LA ROSA -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to allowing two
          automatic free transfers for riders using pay-per-ride Metrocards
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  1266 of the public authorities law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 3-b to read as follows:
     3    3-b. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the  authority  shall
     4  establish  a fare transfer policy that may be amended from time to time.
     5  Such policy shall provide any person who pays a fare  or  rate  with  at
     6  least  two  transfers  at no cost between any subway and bus, or between
     7  buses that are owned and operated by the authority. Such transfers shall
     8  be valid for two hours from the time such fare or rate is  collected  by
     9  the authority at a transit facility.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.