Bill Text: NY S01583 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Amends the Long Island Rail Road weekend reduced fare program to include the Far Rockaway station.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01583 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01583-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  in  relation  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. Short title. This act shall be known as  the  "Long  Island
     2  Rail Road Fare Act".
     3    §  2.  Legislative  findings. The New York state legislature has found
     4  that on the weekends the Long Island Rail  Road,  a  subsidiary  of  the
     5  Metropolitan Transportation Authority, provides reduced fare between the
     6  hours  of  12:01  AM  Saturday  until 11:59 AM Sunday at certain station
     7  locations. Passengers traveling to and from locations  within  New  York
     8  city  should  not  forfeit  their enjoyment of such reduced fare because
     9  their train happens to pass through Nassau county.
    10    § 3.  Section 1266 of the public authorities law is amended by  adding
    11  a new subdivision 14-a to read as follows:
    12    14-a.  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law or the terms of any
    13  contract, the Long Island Rail Road shall include Far  Rockaway  Station
    14  in  its  New  York City weekend reduced fare program. Such station shall
    15  enjoy the same benefits as all other stations included in such program.
    16    § 4. This act shall take effect April 1, 2020.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.