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A00586 Summary:

BILL NOA00586A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06403-A
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSRSepulveda, De La Rosa
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 1266-k, Pub Auth L
 
Requires the metropolitan transportation authority to post signage over mass transit seats indicating that individuals should give up their seats for the elderly, pregnant and disabled; provides such signage shall be conspicuously posted and visible from all seats.
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A00586 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A586A
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to priority seating for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers   PURPOSE: This bill requires the MTA to post signage in each subway car or bus indicating that individuals should give up their seats for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers;   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the public authorities law by adding a new section 1266-k. Section two sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Riding the subway or taking a bus is part of nearly all New York City residents' daily routine. Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), public transportation authorities are required to make prior- ity seating available for riders with disabilities and senior citizens. The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) encourages riders to similarly give up their seats to pregnant individuals. While the MTA already designates a small number of priority seats, many commu- ters fail to give up their seats to priority passengers, who are then forced to stand for the entirety of their commute as a result. This bill will help to encourage commuters to give up their seats for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers by requiring signage in each subway car or bus as well as designating certain seats as reserved for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00586 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         586--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions -- reported and
          referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --  committee  discharged,
          bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
          committee

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities  law,  in  relation  to  priority
          seating for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 1266-k to read as follows:
     3    § 1266-k. Priority seating for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passen-
     4  gers.  1. The authority shall post signage, which may take the form of a
     5  sticker, in each subway car and bus, in the manner and of the  size  and
     6  number,  sufficient  to  be  viewed  by  passengers in all parts of such
     7  subway car and bus which states, either graphically or in the  languages
     8  the authority deems appropriate: "Please give up your seat for pregnant,
     9  elderly, or disabled passengers."
    10    2.  The  authority  shall  post  signage, which may take the form of a
    11  sticker, designating certain  seats  in  such  subway  car  and  bus  as
    12  reserved  for  pregnant,  elderly  or  disabled passengers. Such signage
    13  shall state, either graphically or in the languages the authority  deems
    14  appropriate:  "These seats are reserved for pregnant, elderly, and disa-
    15  bled passengers."
    16    3. In addition to the signage required in subdivisions one and two  of
    17  this section, such information shall be included in any LED banner signs
    18  and any announcements made in subway cars or buses.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    20  it shall have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01935-08-7
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A00586 LFIN:

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