Bill Text: NY S02641 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to special powers of the authority; allows for paratransit eligible individuals who are at least eighty years old, to be required only to present correspondence from a licensed physician, dated within the preceding thirty days, indicating that the paratransit service is still necessary for the individual to make a single application for paratransit services; once approved, such individuals shall be exempt from all certification requirements.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-28 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02641 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02641-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          2641
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  special
          powers of the metropolitan transportation authority
          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 15-a to read as follows:
     3    15-a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, paratransit eligible
     4  individuals who are at least eighty years old, shall be required only to
     5  present  correspondence  from  a  licensed  physician,  dated within the
     6  preceding thirty days, indicating that the paratransit service is  still
     7  necessary  for the individual to make a single application for paratran-
     8  sit services. Once approved, such individuals shall be exempt  from  all
     9  recertification requirements.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07468-01-9
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