Bill Text: NY S02785 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs the metropolitan transportation authority to study and report on potentially hazardous structures and storage areas under elevated train tracks, and its commuter notification system.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02785 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02785-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 direct the metropolitan transportation authority  to  examine,
          assess  and report on potential hazardous structures and storage areas
          under the elevated train tracks; and the commuter notification  system
          of such authority
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  metropolitan  transportation  authority  is   hereby
     2  directed to examine, evaluate and make recommendations relating to:
     3    (a)  designating  and  determining  those structures and storage areas
     4  under the elevated train tracks of such  authority,  which  may  pose  a
     5  hazard  to the facilities, infrastructure and commuters of the metropol-
     6  itan transportation authority; and
     7    (b) the use and effectiveness of  the  commuter  notification  system,
     8  operated  by  the authority, in providing timely notifications to commu-
     9  ters of hazards, emergencies and changes in the provision of transporta-
    10  tion and service.
    11    § 2. The metropolitan transportation authority shall, within 1 year of
    12  the effective date of this act, submit to the governor and the  legisla-
    13  ture, a report of its findings, conclusions and recommendations.
    14    §  3.  All  costs  of implementing the provisions of this act shall be
    15  borne by the metropolitan transportation authority.
    16    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.