Bill Text: NY S01318 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to a half fare rate program in the MTA for veterans.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01318 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01318-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 14, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. SERINO, FELDER, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to a half fare
          rate program in the metropolitan transportation authority for veterans
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  16 of section 1266 of the public authorities
     2  law, as amended by chapter 25 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    16. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the authority and  any
     5  of its subsidiary corporations shall establish and implement a half fare
     6  rate program for, (a) persons with serious mental illness who are eligi-
     7  ble to receive supplemental security income benefits as defined pursuant
     8  to  title  sixteen  of  the  federal social security act and section two
     9  hundred nine of the social services law, and (b) veterans. For  purposes
    10  of this subdivision "veteran" shall mean a member of the armed forces of
    11  the  United  States  who served and was honorably discharged or released
    12  under honorable circumstances from such service, and presents an author-
    13  ized veteran identification card, and who is a  citizen  of  the  United
    14  States  or  an  alien  lawfully  admitted for permanent residence in the
    15  United States and who is a resident of the state of New York at the time
    16  of application for the half fare rate program.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.