File #: Int 1011-2023    Version: * Name: Providing information on reduced fare programs to individuals arrested or summoned for fare evasion.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 4/27/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing information on reduced fare programs to individuals arrested or summoned for fare evasion
Sponsors: Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Farah N. Louis, Amanda Farías, Gale A. Brewer, Marjorie Velázquez, Eric Dinowitz, Charles Barron, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Shekar Krishnan
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would require police officers to distribute flyers containing information about reduced fare programs administered by the City to individuals arrested or summoned for fare evasion in the subway system.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1011, 2. Int. No. 1011, 3. April 27, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-27-23

Int. No. 1011

 

By Council Members Brooks-Powers, Louis, Farías, Brewer, Velázquez, Dinowitz, Barron, Richardson Jordan and Krishnan

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to providing information on reduced fare programs to individuals arrested or summoned for fare evasion

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 14-172.1 to read as follows:

§ 14-172.1 Providing reduced fare program information to individuals arrested or summoned for fare evasion. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Officer. The term “officer” means a sworn police officer of the department.

Reduced fare program. The term “reduced fare program” means any program established

to provide a discount for eligible individuals on designated city transit options, including subway and bus service.

                     Subway station. The term “subway station” means any New York city transit authority station.

b. The department of social services/human resources administration shall develop and

print flyers of a size no greater than three inches by five inches containing information regarding all reduced fare programs administered by the city, including:

1.                     The criteria for eligibility for each reduced fare program;

2.                     The nature of the discount provided by each reduced fare program; and

3.                     The method for applying for each reduced fare program.

c. Officers assigned to patrol any subway station must carry the flyers described in

subdivision b of this section while on their patrol. Such officers who make any arrests in a subway station under subdivision 3 of section 165.15 of the penal law, section 140.05 of the penal law, or section 140.10 of the penal law, or who issue summonses for fare evasion as defined in section 1050.4 of title 21 of the New York codes, rules and regulations shall distribute the flyers described in subdivision b of this section to each individual so arrested or summoned.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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