|SAME AS||SAME AS S03837|
|COSPNSR||Lentol, Jacobs, Gottfried, Millman, Sweeney, Cahill, Abinanti, Cook, Crespo, Gunther, Kellner, Rodriguez, Schimel, Jaffee, Clark, Gabryszak, Titone, Rosenthal, Peoples-Stokes, Brindisi, Steck|
|MLTSPNSR||Abbate, Benedetto, Buchwald, Colton, Cusick, DenDekker, Glick, Kavanagh, Magee, Malliotakis, Markey, Nolan, Paulin, Perry, Pretlow, Stevenson, Weinstein, Weisenberg, Weprin, Wright|
|Amd S182, Exec L|
|Relates to a prohibition on diversion of funds dedicated to public transportation systems.|
A05084 Floor Votes:
There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A5084 SPONSOR: Brennan (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to a prohibition on diversion of funds dedicated to public transportation systems   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill amends section 182 of the Executive law, to prohibit funds raised to support public transportation systems from being diverted towards another purpose unless a statute is enacted to authorize such a diversion. The bill defines "public transportation systems" to include any public benefit corporation constituting a transportation authority which provides or contract for mass transit services, a subsidiary thereof, or any county or city which provides or contracts for mass transit services. The bill declares that the only condition where it is acceptable for these funds to be diverted is through legislation, and that legislation must include a diversion impact statement Such statement must include the amount of the diversion from each fund listed separately, the amount diverted expressed as current monthly transit fares, the cumulative amount of diversion from the previous 5 years and a detailed estimate of the impact of the diversion from dedicated mass transit funds will have on service, maintenance, security and the current capital program. The funds affected are listed as including, but not limited to §§ 88-a, 89-c or 92-ff of the state finance law and chapter 25 of the Laws of 2009.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill requires that these funds, which were put into law far the express purpose of funding public transportation systems, be used for their intended purpose or provide a detailed state- ment on the effects of not doing so. By retaining these funds for the system, we stabilize fares and protect funding for the system's opera- tion.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: An expansion of A.6766c of 2011 which only applied to the MTA and its subsidiaries. 2012 - A9017a/S6170a - Reported by Ways and Means to Assembly Rules.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.