Bill Text: NY A06291 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Long Island Rail Road weekend reduced fare program to include the East New York station.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-04 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A06291 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06291-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6291
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN  ACT  relating  to  the  Long  Island  Rail Road weekend reduced fare
          program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.   Legislative findings. The New York state legislature has
     2  found that on the weekends the Long Island Rail Road,  a  subsidiary  of
     3  the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, provides reduced fare between
     4  the  hours of 12:01 AM Saturday until 11:59 AM Sunday at certain station
     5  locations. Passengers traveling to and from locations  within  New  York
     6  city  should  not  forfeit  their enjoyment of such reduced fare because
     7  their train happens to pass through Nassau county.
     8    § 2. Definitions. The term "fare" shall mean a person or  persons  who
     9  tender  money  to participate in the transportation services provided by
    10  the Long Island Rail Road.
    11    § 3. It shall be unlawful for the Long Island  Rail  Road  to  exclude
    12  from  its  weekend reduced fare programs individuals traveling from East
    13  New York station to another location within New York city  and  to  East
    14  New York station from another location within New York city.
    15    §  4.  All  trips  included in such weekend reduced fare program shall
    16  receive the same reduced fare regardless of starting and ending points.
    17    § 5. This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05945-01-9
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