2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 5, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  in  relation  to  including
          certain  members  of  the  Court  Officers  Benevolent  Association of
          Suffolk County in the MTA Long Island Railroad no fare program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  14 of section 1266 of the public authorities
     2  law, as amended by chapter 182 of the laws of 2013, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    14.  Notwithstanding  any  other provisions of law or the terms of any
     5  contract, the authority, in consultation with the Long Island Rail Road,
     6  shall establish and implement a no fare program  for  transportation  on
     7  the  Long  Island  Rail Road for police officers employed by the city of
     8  New York, county of Nassau, Nassau county villages and cities, county of
     9  Suffolk, Suffolk county  villages  and  towns,  the  division  of  state
    10  police,  the  port authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metro-North
    11  Commuter Railroad Company, the New York city  housing  authority  [and],
    12  the  New  York  city  transit authority and senior court officers, court
    13  officer sergeants, court officer lieutenants,  court  officer  captains,
    14  court  officer  majors,  court  officer chiefs and court clerks who hold
    15  peace officer status of the Court  Officers  Benevolent  Association  of
    16  Suffolk  county.    In  establishing such program, which has as its goal
    17  increased protection and improved safety for its commuters, the authori-
    18  ty and the Long Island Rail Road shall, among  other  things,  consider:
    19  (a) requiring police officers who ride without cost to register with the
    20  Long Island Rail Road as a condition of riding without cost; (b) requir-
    21  ing  such  officers  to  indicate during such registration process their
    22  regular working hours and the Long Island Rail  Road  trains  that  such
    23  officers  expect to ride; and (c) periodically re-registering and re-va-
    24  lidating such officers. The authority and  the  Long  Island  Rail  Road
    25  shall  also  have the power to consider other matters necessary to carry
    26  out the goals and objectives of this section.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.