Bill Status of HB2657 96th General Assembly
Short Description: MASS TRANS-SENIOR FREE
Rep. Suzanne Bassi - Kathleen A. Ryg - Sandra M. Pihos - Renée Kosel
| 1/11/2011||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Downstate Public Transportation Act, Metropolitan Transit Authority Act, Local Mass Transit District Act, and Regional Transportation Authority Act. Provides that senior citizens that are eligible for benefits under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act may receive services without charge (now, all senior citizens aged 65 or older).
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Requires that seniors must be aged 65 or older, as well as eligible for benefits under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act, to receive free service. Provides that the requirement must be imposed no later than 180 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the Department of Aging shall furnish all information necessary to establish eligibility for free service. Effective immediately.