Bill S1388A-2011

Requires the MTA to submit annual reports on attacks, injuries, or deaths reported to or otherwise known to it in connection with its facilities and premises

Enacts the "MTA safety data reporting act"; requires the MTA to submit annual reports on assaults, including sexual assaults, attacks, injuries or deaths reported to or otherwise known to it in connection with its facilities and premises; requires a report relating to assaults, including sexual assaults, and attacks on employees and non-employees, and a report relating to physical infrastructure, safety, condition, security and other health hazards; requires separate tabulations for employees and other persons; requires recommendations to reduce such incidents.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 11, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 6, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 5, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.1101
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jun 10, 2011: PRINT NUMBER 1388A
  • Jun 10, 2011: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 7, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jun 5, 2012
Ayes (17): Fuschillo, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Adams, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Ayes W/R (1): Johnson
Excused (1): Smith

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1388A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting the "MTA safety data reporting act"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA: This bill would require the MTA to submit annual reports on attacks, injuries or deaths reported to or otherwise known to it in connection with its facilities and premises.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Adds a new section 1269-h to the public authorities law that requires:

1) An annual report be submitted to the governor, speaker of the assembly, and president of the senate on assaults and attacks on MTA employees, passengers, and other non-employees in connection with bus, subway, and train equipment owned/operated by MTA or its subsidiaries. Additionally, the report shall provide recommendations to avoid or reduce the frequency of such assaults and attacks.

2) An annual report be submitted to the governor, speaker of the assembly, and president of the senate on injuries or deaths to employees, passengers, and other non-employees caused by physical infrastructure, safety, condition, security, or other health hazards identified by MTA in connection with bus, subway, and train equipment owned/operated by MTA or its subsidiaries. Additionally, the report shall provide recommendations to avoid or reduce the frequency of such injuries.

JUSTIFICATION: By reporting instances of assaults and attacks and injuries from physical infrastructure, safety, condition, security, and other health hazards on MTA employees, passengers and other non-passengers, the MTA can establish a means for effective policy to remediate such hazards to such people.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: Referred to Transportation Reported and committed to Finance 2009: Referred to Transportation Reported and Committed to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: This legislation merely adds an additional categorical requirement to an already existing reporting system, thus there would be no additional cost.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1388--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 7, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting the "MTA safety data reporting act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "MTA safety data reporting act". S 2. The public authorities law is amended by adding a new section 1269-h to read as follows: S 1269-H. SUBMISSION OF REPORTS. 1. ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS ON EMPLOYEES AND NON-EMPLOYEES. (A) ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, THE AUTHORITY SHALL SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY A REPORT OF ALL ASSAULTS, INCLUDING SEXUAL ASSAULTS, OR ATTACKS ON EMPLOY- EES AND PASSENGERS AND OTHER NON-EMPLOYEES REPORTED TO OR OTHERWISE KNOWN TO THE AUTHORITY, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ACTS ARE CRIMINAL, ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH BUS, SUBWAY, AND TRAIN EQUIPMENT OWNED OR OPERATED, OR BOTH, BY THE AUTHORITY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ON OR IN ANY PREMISES OWNED OR USED, OR BOTH, BY THE AUTHORITY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH BUS, SUBWAY, AND TRAIN OPERATIONS. (B) SUCH REPORT SHALL CONTAIN AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE TABULATIONS, ONE RELATING TO EMPLOYEES OF THE AUTHORITY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ONE RELATING TO PASSENGERS AND OTHER NON-EMPLOYEES. EACH SUCH TABULATION SHALL SET FORTH THE NUMBER OF ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS, THE CATEGORIES OF CAUSES OR ALLEGED CAUSES OF SUCH ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS, AND THE GENERAL LOCATIONS WHERE SUCH ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS HAVE OCCURRED. IN ADDITION, SUCH REPORT SHALL PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO AVOID OR REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF SUCH ASSAULTS AND ATTACKS.
2. PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, SAFETY, CONDITION, SECURITY, AND OTHER HEALTH HAZARDS. (A) ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, THE AUTHORITY SHALL SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY A REPORT OF ALL INJURIES OR DEATHS TO EMPLOYEES AND PASSENGERS AND OTHER NON-EMPLOYEES REPORTED TO OR OTHERWISE KNOWN TO THE AUTHORITY AND CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, SAFETY, CONDITION, SECURITY, OR OTHER HEALTH HAZARDS IDENTIFIED BY THE AUTHORITY, ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH BUS, SUBWAY, AND TRAIN EQUIPMENT OWNED OR OPERATED OR BOTH BY THE AUTHORITY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ON OR IN ANY PREMISES OWNED OR USED, OR BOTH, BY THE AUTHORITY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH BUS, SUBWAY, AND TRAIN OPERATIONS. (B) SUCH REPORT SHALL CONTAIN AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE TABULATIONS, ONE RELATING TO EMPLOYEES OF THE AUTHORITY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ONE RELATING TO PASSENGERS AND OTHER NON-EMPLOYEES. EACH SUCH TABULATION SHALL SET FORTH THE NUMBER OF INJURIES OR DEATHS, THE CATEGORIES OF CAUSES OR ALLEGED CAUSES OF SUCH INJURIES AND DEATHS, AND THE GENERAL LOCATIONS WHERE SUCH INJURIES HAVE OCCURRED. IN ADDITION, SUCH REPORT SHALL PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO AVOID OR REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF SUCH INJURIES. 3. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "SUBSID- IARY" SHALL INCLUDE THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD, LONG ISLAND BUS SERVICE, AND METRO-NORTH RAILROAD, INCLUDING THEIR SUBSIDIARIES. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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