Bill Text: NY A06491 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the New York city transit authority to contract with mass transit entities including the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company to provide a minimum twenty-five percent discount for college students.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-08 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A06491 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06491-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 8, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. WILLIAMS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing a
          reduced fare on  the  metropolitan  transportation  authority  transit
          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.  (a)  The authority, in cooperation with the New York city transit
     4  authority, the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Commuter  Rail-
     5  road  Company,  shall establish and implement a reduced fare program for
     6  transportation on New York city  transit  authority  systems,  the  Long
     7  Island  Rail  Road  and  the  Metro-North  Commuter Railroad Company for
     8  students of a college or vocational institution that  is  located  in  a
     9  city with a population of one million or more.
    10    (b)  For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall
    11  have the following meanings unless the context shall indicate another or
    12  different meaning or intent:
    13    (i) "Student" shall mean a person who is  enrolled  at  a  college  or
    14  vocational institution;
    15    (ii)  "Reduced  fare"  shall  mean  a minimum of a twenty-five percent
    16  discount on the value of a single or monthly ride fare;
    17    (iii) "College" shall mean any institution of higher education, recog-
    18  nized and approved by the board of regents  of  the  university  of  the
    19  state  of  New  York,  which  provides  a course of study leading to the
    20  granting of a post-secondary degree or diploma; and
    21    (iv) "Vocational Institution" shall mean a business, trade,  technical
    22  or other occupational school approved as such by the board of regents of
    23  the  university  of  the state of New York or accredited by a nationally
    24  recognized accrediting agency or association accepted  as  such  by  the
    25  regents of the state of New York.
    26    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.