BILL NO A00944
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Kellner (MS)
Requires any renovations of mass transit or rapid transit stations by the MTA
shall include elevators, escalators or other facilities to expand access to
include persons with disabilities.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 9, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. KELLNER, CLARK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
MILLMAN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Corporations,
Authorities and Commissions
AN ACT to require the metropolitan transit authority to include accessi-
bility in mass transit and rapid transit stations whenever such
authority makes major capital improvements to such stations
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Notwithstanding any law, administrative code, act, rule or
2 regulation to the contrary, the metropolitan transit authority, as
3 established by section 1263 of the public authorities law, is hereby
4 required to remove architectural and communication barriers that are
5 structural in nature and to make alterations necessary to ensure access
6 by persons with disabilities in each existing mass transit or rapid
7 transit station within that portion of the metropolitan commuter trans-
8 portation district, as established by section 1262 of the public author-
9 ities law, that is within the boundaries of the city of New York, when-
10 ever such authority makes alterations to such mass transit or rapid
11 transit station, unless such authority can demonstrate that such addi-
12 tional alterations or removal of such architectural barriers or communi-
13 cation barriers would result in an undue burden.
14 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.