Bill Text: NY S02816 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the MTA to hold hearings in each county affected by proposed fare increases, major reductions of transportation and/or major service changes; does not apply to standard seasonal or holiday adjustments, temporary changes due to routine maintenance and/or temporary changes in response to emergency situations; requires the authority to hold a hearing in each county of a service area that is affected by the proposed change(s) in fares or services, provided that such hearings be limited to one hearing per calendar day.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S02816 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02816-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          2816
                               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  requirements
          for  metropolitan  transportation authority hearings for proposed fare
          increases, major reductions of  transportation  and/or  major  service
          changes
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 1263 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10.  (a)  The authority shall hold hearings in each county affected by
     4  proposed fare increases, major reductions of transportation and/or major
     5  service changes.
     6    (b) The hearing requirements set forth in paragraph (a) of this subdi-
     7  vision shall not apply to  standard  seasonal  or  holiday  adjustments,
     8  temporary changes due to routine maintenance and/or temporary changes in
     9  response to emergency situations.
    10    (c)  The  authority  shall  hold a hearing in each county of a service
    11  area that is affected by the proposed change  or  changes  in  fares  or
    12  services,  provided  that  such  hearings  be limited to one hearing per
    13  calendar day.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    15  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04618-01-9
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