Bill Text: NY A04399 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the MTA to file a copy of proposed station closings with various governmental agencies; provides that the MTA hold a public hearing on any proposed closings; allows the MTA to not comply with the filing provisions for emergency repairs or repairs that cause the station to close for less than twenty-four hours.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A04399 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04399-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4399
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          MTA to post a schedule of station closings
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1277  of  the  public  authorities
     2  law,  as added by chapter 521 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    2. [A public hearing or hearings shall be held at  least  thirty  days
     5  prior to the closure of any transportation facility due to construction,
     6  improvement,  reconstruction  or rehabilitation where such facility will
     7  be out-of-service for ninety days or longer.] a. Whenever the  authority
     8  will  close  a  station  for  a  period of time in excess of twenty-four
     9  hours, the authority, at least six months prior to such scheduled  clos-
    10  ing  date,  must  file  a copy of such scheduled closings with the state
    11  comptroller, the New York city controller, the New York city  office  of
    12  economic  development,  all  affected  community  boards, and any local,
    13  state, or federal elected official.
    14    b. The authority shall be required to hold a public hearing after  the
    15  filing  of the scheduled closings but prior to such closing date. Public
    16  hearings required by this subdivision shall  be  held  at  one  or  more
    17  locations  conveniently  accessible to the persons who would be affected
    18  by such closure.
    19    c.  The authority shall not close any station for one week  commencing
    20  on the fourth Wednesday in November.
    21    d.  The  authority shall not be required to comply with the provisions
    22  of this subdivision for any closing that results from  emergency  repair
    23  or any closing that will be less than twenty-four hours in duration.
    24    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to any
    25  station closings that occur no  sooner  than  seven  months  after  such
    26  effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04426-02-9
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