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

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]

Download: New_York-2019-A02481-Amended.html

                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 -- commit-
          tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
          mitted to said committee
        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 "two free transfers policy", provided, however, the authori-
     5  ty shall not pay any costs or expenses related to the two free transfers
     6  policy  from its operating or capital budgets and may only implement the
     7  two free transfers policy with funds appropriated to it by the state  of
     8  New  York for such purpose. The two free transfers policy may be amended
     9  from time to time. Such policy shall provide any person who pays  for  a
    10  single  fare  or  rate  with at least two automatic free transfers at no
    11  additional cost between any subway and bus, or between  buses  that  are
    12  owned  and  operated by the authority. Such transfers shall be valid for
    13  two hours from the time such fare or rate is collected by the  authority
    14  at a transit facility.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.