Authorizes the metropolitan transportation authority to permit correction officers employed by the department of corrections and community supervision and the department of correction of the city of New York to ride the Long Island railroad at no charge.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing the metropolitan transportation authority to permit state correction officers and New York city correction officers to ride the Long Island Rail Road at no charge
PURPOSE: To increase safety on the Long Island Rail Road by encouraging its use by Corrections Officers.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Subdivision 14 of section 1266 of the public authorities law, as added by Chapter 307 of the laws of 1995, is amended to include New York State and New York city Corrections officers in the LIRR's no-fare program.
EXISTING LAW: Chapter 307 of the laws of 1995.
JUSTIFICATION: New York City Correction Officers are authorized Peace Officers highly trained and often called upon to detain and arrest individuals while off-duty during the commission of a crime.
Present law provides access to this rail service to numerous other law enforcement officers and this legislation seeks to provide the same recognition to New York City Correction Officers.
These brave men and women are duty bound to protect the public at all times and recognizing the continued possibility of threats targeting our mass transportation systems, enactment of this legislation reinforces our respect for all Peace Officers and their commitment to protecting the public from violent criminals.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6560 of 2011/2012
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1898 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 authorizing the metropolitan transportation authority to permit state correction officers and New York city correction officers to ride the Long Island Rail Road at no charge THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 14 of section 1266 of the public authorities law, as added by chapter 307 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: 14. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law or the terms of any contract, the authority, in consultation with the Long Island Rail Road, shall establish and implement a no fare program for transportation on the Long Island Rail Road for police officers employed by the city of New York, county of Nassau, Nassau county villages and cities, county of Suffolk, Suffolk county villages, the division of state police, the port authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, the New York city housing authority
[and], the New York city transit authority, CORRECTION OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND CORRECTION OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION. In establishing such program, which has as its goal increased protection and improved safety for its commuters, the authority and the Long Island Rail Road shall, among other things, consider: (a) requiring police officers who ride without cost to register with the Long Island Rail Road as a condi- tion of riding without cost; (b) requiring such officers to indicate during such registration process their regular working hours and the Long Island Rail Road trains that such officers expect to ride; and (c) periodically re-registering and re-validating such officers. The author-EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01771-01-3 S. 1898 2
ity and the Long Island Rail Road shall also have the power to consider other matters necessary to carry out the goals and objectives of this section. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.