Bill Text: NY A06355 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes and directs the metropolitan transportation authority to implement a fare refund program for canceled or delayed Long Island rail road trains.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 7-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-06 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A06355 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06355-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6355
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 6, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. LiPETRI, DeSTEFANO, MANKTELOW, McDONOUGH, MIKU-
          LIN, RAYNOR, RAIA, M. L. MILLER --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing
          and directing the metropolitan transportation authority to implement a
          fare refund program for canceled or  delayed  Long  Island  rail  road
          trains
          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 19 to read as follows:
     3    19.  Notwithstanding  any  other provisions of law or the terms of any
     4  contract, the authority, and any of its subsidiary corporations involved
     5  with the Long Island rail road, shall establish  and  implement  a  fare
     6  refund  program  for  the Long Island rail road. The fare refund program
     7  shall, when a train is canceled or delayed by  more  than  ten  minutes,
     8  issue  refunds  for  the  full amount of each affected rider's fare. The
     9  fare refund program established and implemented pursuant to this  subdi-
    10  vision  shall  be  in operation during all hours in which such authority
    11  provides railroad, subway and/or  omnibus  services,  and  such  program
    12  shall  not  be  limited  in  operation to off-peak hours or to any other
    13  hours designated by the authority or its subsidiary corporations; howev-
    14  er, the fare refund program may be suspended temporarily when  an  emer-
    15  gency situation arises.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09123-01-9
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