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A03980 Summary:

COSPNSRGunther, Mayer, Skoufis, Lifton, Abinanti, Paulin, Steck
MLTSPNSRGalef, Lupardo, Simon
Amd 15-b, Transp L; amd 1266, Pub Auth L
Provides for a cap on fares for paratransit transportation.
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A03980 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 30, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SEPULVEDA  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the transportation law and the public  authorities  law,
          in relation to capping fares for paratransit transportation
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Clause (a) of subparagraph 4 of paragraph a of  subdivision
     2  5  of section 15-b of the transportation law, as added by chapter 498 of
     3  the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) Fares, and other charges for paratransit transportation. In deter-
     5  mining such fares and other charges the  committee  shall  consider  the
     6  nature of such services, the cost and expense of maintaining paratransit
     7  facilities  in  good  condition and repair and the capital and operating
     8  expenses of the contractor. Fares for paratransit  transportation  shall
     9  be  set  at  levels  based  on  the  criteria set forth in this section;
    10  provided that fares for paratransit transportation shall be set no high-
    11  er than the base fares for transportation of non-disabled adults utiliz-
    12  ing the transit system;
    13    § 2. Section 1266 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
    14  new subdivision 15-a to read as follows:
    15    15-a. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law or the terms of  any
    16  contract,  the authority shall not set fares for paratransit transporta-
    17  tion higher than the  base  fares  for  transportation  of  non-disabled
    18  adults utilizing the transit system.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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