Bill Text: NY S03372 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to a half fare rate program in the MTA for veterans.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-08 - PRINT NUMBER 3372A [S03372 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03372-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 6, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
          tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
          mitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to a  half  fare
          rate program in the metropolitan transportation authority for veterans
          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 half fare
     5  rate program for veterans, provided, however, the  authority  shall  not
     6  pay any costs or expenses related to the half fare rate program from its
     7  operating  or  capital budgets and may only implement the half fare rate
     8  program with funds appropriated to it by the state of New York for  such
     9  purpose.  For purposes of this subdivision "veteran" shall mean a member
    10  of the armed forces of the United States who served  and  was  honorably
    11  discharged  or  released  under  conditions other than dishonorable from
    12  such service, and presents an authorized  veteran  identification  card,
    13  and  who  is a resident of the state of New York at the time of applica-
    14  tion for the half fare rate program.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.