Bill Text: NY A03281 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to the metropolitan transportation authority providing signs that would give the public immediate instruction on how to react to a fall onto the transit facility tracks.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-18 - substituted by s3228a [A03281 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03281-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 29, 2019

        Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL, VANEL, COLTON, SEAWRIGHT, D'URSO, GOTT-
          FRIED, MOSLEY, BLAKE -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
          Corporations,  Authorities  and  Commissions  -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          New  York  city  transit  authority  advisory  council to investigate,
          report and make recommendations on instructing the public  on  how  to
          react when an individual falls onto authority facility tracks

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 1204-e of the public authorities law is amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5.  On  or  before  December  thirty-first, two thousand nineteen, the
     4  council shall  investigate,  report  and  make  recommendations  to  the
     5  authority  board  related  to  signage  to instruct the public on how to
     6  react when an individual falls  onto  authority  facility  tracks.  Such
     7  report and recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, consid-
     8  eration  of  an  educational  campaign  for  the public including public
     9  service  announcements  within  and  without  subway  cars  and   subway
    10  stations, the costs of signage for all transit facilities, and any other
    11  issues  the  council  deems relevant, such as potential liability issues
    12  for the authority, instructions for the public on how to react to  other
    13  emergencies  and  alternative  methods  of alerting the public on how to
    14  react when an individual falls on transit facility tracks. Such investi-
    15  gation, report and recommendations shall be made public  by  posting  on
    16  the council website and any other method the council deems appropriate.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.