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A03281 Summary:

BILL NOA03281B
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSRVanel, Colton, Seawright, D'Urso, Gottfried, Mosley, Blake, Otis
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §1204-e, Pub Auth L
 
Relates to the metropolitan transportation authority providing signs that would give the public immediate instruction on how to react to a fall onto the authority facility tracks.
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A03281 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3281B
 
SPONSOR: Carroll
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the New York city transit authority advisory council to investigate, report and make recommendations on instructing the public on how to react when an individual falls onto authority facility tracks   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 1204-e of the public authorities law by adding a new subdivision five, which provides that the New York city transit authority advisory council shall investigate, report and make recommendations to the New York City Transit Authority Board related to the posting of signage that will instruct the public on how to react in the event that a person falls onto the subway tracks. Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: On average, 134 people fall onto the subway tracks and are struck by trains each year, with 41 of those resulting in a fatality. In 2012, 141 people were struck, with 55 fatalities, and in 2013, 151 people were struck with 53 fatalities. Despite these incidents, the New York City Transit Authority has no established public instruction on the best way to react in the event that an individual falls onto the tracks. Signs that provide immediate public instruction could allow subway riders to react immediately, while leading to less incidents and fatalities. This law will task the New York City Transit Authority with investigat- ing, reporting and making recommendations to the Transit Authority on this important matter.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S4350A of 2015-16 A8536 of 2017-18   FISCAL IMPLICATION: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.
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A03281 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         3281--B
                                                                Cal. No. 134
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 29, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL, VANEL, COLTON, SEAWRIGHT, D'URSO, GOTT-
          FRIED, MOSLEY, BLAKE, OTIS -- read once and referred to the  Committee
          on  Corporations, Authorities and Commissions -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
          committee   --  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
 
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          New York city  transit  authority  advisory  council  to  investigate,
          report  and  make  recommendations on instructing the public on how to
          react when an individual falls onto authority facility tracks
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Section 1204-e of the public authorities law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5. On or before December thirty-first, two thousand twenty, the  coun-
     4  cil  shall investigate, report and make recommendations to the authority
     5  board related to signage to instruct the public on how to react when  an
     6  individual  falls onto authority facility tracks. Such report and recom-
     7  mendations shall include, but not be limited  to,  consideration  of  an
     8  educational  campaign  for the public including public service announce-
     9  ments within and without subway cars and subway stations, the  costs  of
    10  signage  for  all  transit  facilities, and any other issues the council
    11  deems relevant, such as potential liability issues  for  the  authority,
    12  instructions  for  the  public  on how to react to other emergencies and
    13  alternative methods of alerting the public on how to react when an indi-
    14  vidual falls on transit facility tracks. Such investigation, report  and
    15  recommendations  shall  be made public by posting on the council website
    16  and any other method the council deems appropriate.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01238-04-0
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