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File #: Int 1639-2019    Version: * Name: Providing free access to New York city transit authority services and ferry services to individuals 100 years of age or older.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 7/23/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing free access to New York city transit authority services and ferry services to individuals 100 years of age or older
Sponsors: Andy L. King, Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department for the Aging to provide individuals age 100 or older with a MetroCard or other means by which they may access New York City Transit Authority services free of charge. It would also require that access to ferry services subsidized by the City be provided to individuals age 100 or older free of charge.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1639, 2. Int. No. 1639, 3. July 23, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-23-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 23, 2019

Int. No. 1639

 

By Council Members King and Ampry-Samuel

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing free access to New York city transit authority services and ferry services to individuals 100 years of age or older

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-209 to read as follows:

§ 21-209 New York city transit authority access. Subject to appropriation, the commissioner shall provide, free of charge, to individuals age 100 or older who request it, a card or other means by which such individuals may access New York city transit authority services without having to purchase a fare.

§ 2. Chapter 3 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-308 to read as follows:

§ 19-308 Access to ferry services for certain individuals. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision a of section 19-304 and of section 19-401 of this title, individuals age 100 or older shall not be charged a fare to access any ferry service subsidized by the city.

 § 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of the department for the aging and the commissioner of transportation shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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