senate Bill S2683

Amended

Provides for the exemption of honorably discharged U.S. veterans from payment of New York Thruway tolls

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 26 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 28 / Jan / 2010
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 28 / Jan / 2010
    • PRINT NUMBER 2683A

Summary

Provides for the exemption of honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States from New York State Thruway tolls; provides reimbursement for any loss in net revenue up to one hundred thousand dollars.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2683
S2683A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §361, Pub Auth L; amd §1630, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S4846

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S2683

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the public authorities law and the vehicle and traffic
law, in relation to the exemption of certain veterans from tolls
collected by the New York State thruway authority

PURPOSE :
To provide honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. an exemption from
thruway tolls.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Subdivision 4 of section 1630 of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended to read as follows: Charging of tolls, taxes, fees, licenses
or permits for the use of the highway or any of its parts, where the
imposition thereof is authorized by law, No such toll shall be imposed
by the New York state thruway authority upon honorably discharged
veterans of the armed forces of the United States.

JUSTIFICATION :
The bill would provide a benefit to those who have honorably served
our country at a nominal cost. Passage of this bill would not only
provide recognition to former service men, but would also provide
another incentive to individuals considering joining the military.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2001/2002 A.5982 Referred to Corporations, Authorities, Commissions
2003/2004 A.5599
2007/2008 S.4846

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
Undetermined.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
120 days after enactment.
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