Bill Text: NY S02755 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes a discount fare rate of no less than 25% for full-time undergraduate students attending an accredited college who utilize the New York city transit system, including railroad, subway and/or omnibus services.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02755 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02755-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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 rates of fare
          on 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 19 to read as follows:
     3    19. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the authority and  any
     4  of  its subsidiary corporations shall establish and implement a discount
     5  fare rate program, such discount to be no less than twenty-five  percent
     6  of  the  regular fare, for full-time undergraduate students attending an
     7  accredited college. The  discount  fare  rate  program  established  and
     8  implemented  pursuant  to  this subdivision shall be in operation during
     9  all hours in which such authority provides railroad, subway and/or omni-
    10  bus services, and such program shall not  be  limited  in  operation  to
    11  off-peak  hours or to any other hours designated by the authority or its
    12  subsidiary corporations. The chairman shall establish and implement  all
    13  rules and regulations necessary to effectuate this subdivision.
    14    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    15  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.