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File #: Int 0094-2004    Version: Name: Staten Island Ferry Service
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: 1/19/2005 Law number: 2005/011
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to Staten Island ferry service.
Sponsors: Michael E. McMahon, James S. Oddo, Andrew J. Lanza, Tony Avella, Maria Baez, Charles Barron, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Bill De Blasio, Lewis A. Fidler, James F. Gennaro, Eric N. Gioia, Robert Jackson, Allan W. Jennings, Jr., Melinda R. Katz, Eva S. Moskowitz, Michael C. Nelson, Bill Perkins, Madeline T. Provenzano, Christine C. Quinn, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Philip Reed, Diana Reyna, Joel Rivera, James Sanders, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, Helen Sears, Jose M. Serrano, Kendall Stewart, Albert Vann, David I. Weprin, David Yassky, John C. Liu, Dennis P. Gallagher, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Yvette D. Clarke, Gale A. Brewer, Tracy L. Boyland, Vincent J. Gentile, Betsy Gotbaum
Council Member Sponsors: 39
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 4/22/04, 2. Hearing Transcript 4/22/04, 3. Committee Report 11/18/04, 4. Fiscal Impact Statement-A, 5. Committee Report 1/13/05, 6. Hearing Transcript 11/18/04, 7. Local Law, 8. Mayor's Veto Message - Cover, 9. Mayor's Veto Message, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11/23/04, 11. Hearing Transcript 1/13/05, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting - 12/7/04, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting - 1/19/05
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1/19/2005AMichael E. McMahon City Council Overridden by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/13/2005AMichael E. McMahon Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/13/2005AMichael E. McMahon Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/29/2004AMichael E. McMahon Mayor Vetoed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2004AMichael E. McMahon City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/23/2004AMichael E. McMahon City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/18/2004*Michael E. McMahon Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/18/2004*Michael E. McMahon Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/18/2004*Michael E. McMahon Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/22/2004*Michael E. McMahon Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/4/2004*Michael E. McMahon City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Michael E. McMahon City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 94-A

 

By Council Members McMahon, Oddo, Lanza, Avella, Baez, Barron, Comrie, DeBlasio, Fidler, Gennaro, Gioia, Jackson, Jennings Katz, Moskowitz, Nelson, Perkins, Provenzano, Quinn, Recchia Jr., Reed, Reyna, Rivera, Sanders Jr., Seabrook, Sears, Serrano, Stewart, Vann, Weprin, Yassky, Liu, Gallagher, Addabbo Jr., Clarke, Brewer, Boyland, Gentile and The Public Advocate (Ms. Gotbaum)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to Staten Island ferry service.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section one.  Chapter 3 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-305 to read as follows:

                     19-305.  Ferry service.  a.  Any city owned and operated ferry operating between the Whitehall terminal in the borough of Manhattan and the St. George terminal in the borough of Staten Island shall operate, at a minimum, according to the following schedule:  (i) On monday through friday, except on legal holidays, a ferry shall depart from the Whitehall terminal in the borough of Manhattan every twenty minutes between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.; every fifteen minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; every thirty minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; every twenty minutes between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; every fifteen minutes between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; every twenty minutes between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and every thirty minutes between 8:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

(ii)  On monday through friday, except on legal holidays, a ferry shall depart from the St. George terminal in the borough of Staten Island every twenty minutes between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.; every fifteen minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.; every thirty minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.; every twenty minutes between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; every fifteen minutes between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and every thirty minutes between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

(iii)  On saturdays, sundays and legal holidays service both to and from Manhattan’s Whitehall terminal and Staten Island’s St. George terminal shall be every thirty minutes beginning at midnight on each such day.

b.  The schedule of service set forth in subdivision a of this section shall not apply in the event of the mechanical malfunction of a ferry being used to provide such service, when the commissioner or a designee determines that weather conditions make it unsafe to operate in accordance with such schedule or when the commissioner determines that an emergency exists preventing compliance with such schedule.  In the event of any such disruption in the schedule of service set forth in subdivision a of this section, the commissioner or a designee shall, within forty-eight hours of the service disruption, submit a written report to the speaker of the council which shall include the specific reasons for the disruption and the time at which service was restored.  If service has not been restored by the time the report must be submitted, the report shall also include the estimated duration of the disruption in service and what, if any, attempts are being made to mitigate the loss of scheduled service.  Any disruption in service in accordance with this subdivision which has a duration in excess of thirty days shall require the approval of the council by local law.

c.  Any proposed diminution in the schedule of service set forth in subdivision a of this section, other than in accordance with subdivision b of this section, shall require the approval of the council by local law.

§2.  This local law shall take effect one hundred and twenty days after it is enacted into law.