A02723 Summary:

BILL NOA02723A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S09476
 
SPONSORO'Donnell
 
COSPNSROtis, Cunningham, Hevesi, Davila
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1266, Pub Auth L
 
Relates to paratransit services; directs that an applicant for recertification submit correspondence from a licensed physician in lieu of an in-person assessment.
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A02723 Actions:

BILL NOA02723A
 
01/27/2023referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
05/12/2023amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
05/12/2023print number 2723a
05/16/2023reported referred to ways and means
01/03/2024referred to ways and means
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A02723 Committee Votes:

CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS Chair:Zebrowski DATE:05/16/2023AYE/NAY:25/0 Action: Favorable refer to committee Ways and Means
ZebrowskiAyeLemondesAye
CookAyeBlankenbushAye
OtisAyeFriendAye
RozicAyePalmesanoAye
KimAyeAngelinoAye
DilanAyeJensenAye
Pheffer AmatoAyeCurranAye
VanelAyePirozzoloAye
CarrollAye
FallExcused
Jean-PierreAye
Gonzalez-RojasAye
ZinermanAye
TapiaAye
JacobsonAye
BoresAye
ShimskyAye
SimoneAye

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A02723 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02723 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2723A
 
SPONSOR: O'Donnell
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to paratransit services   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill ensures that individuals with disabilities may recertify for paratransit service, such as NYC's Access-A-Ride, by submission of a doctor's note that verifies their disability, in lieu of an in-person assessment.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 1266 of the public authorities law by adding a new subdivisions 15-a and 15-b which stipulate that an individual recer- tifying for paratransit service may, in lieu of an in-person assessment, submit a note from licensed physician indicating the necessity of such service. The note must be dated within the preceding thirty days, and the rules regarding the form and content of the note will be set by the proper authority. Section 2 establishes the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: As it stands, to enroll in New York City's Access-A-Ride program, one must go to the NYC Transit Authority in Brooklyn for an assessment. However, this imposes an undue burden for individuals with disabilities, time constraints, and those who live far away from the assessment center. This bill would eliminate such burdens by allowing individuals to apply or recertify by submission of correspondence from a licensed physician dated within the past thirty days, indicating that the Access-A-Ride program is necessary for such individual. If we are to support disability rights, we must work to make the application and recertification process easier for individuals using paratransit service.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.3710 (21-22) A.8757 (19-20) A.10772 (17-18)   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A02723 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         2723--A
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 27, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  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
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to paratransit
          services

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  1266 of the public authorities law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 15-a to read as follows:
     3    15-a. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of  law,  an  individual
     4  recertifying  for  paratransit  service,  shall, in lieu of an in-person
     5  assessment, submit correspondence from a licensed physician, dated with-
     6  in the preceding thirty days, indicating  that  paratransit  service  is
     7  necessary for such individual.
     8    (b) The authority shall promulgate rules and regulations regarding the
     9  form  and content of the licensed physician's correspondence pursuant to
    10  paragraph (a) of this subdivision.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07426-02-3
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A02723 LFIN:

 NO LFIN
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A02723 Chamber Video/Transcript:

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