senate Bill S2683A

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

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  • 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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2776
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, A2788A

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BILL NUMBER: S2683A

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 OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL :
Provides for the exemption of honorably discharged U.S. veterans from
payment of New York Thruway tolls.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC 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. Notwithstanding
any other provision of law, the commissioner of transportation is
authorized and directed to reimburse the New York state thruway
authority for any loss in net revenue, up to one hundred thousand
dollars per fiscal, due to the exemption from tolls 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.

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

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
120 days after enactment.
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2683--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 361 of the public
authorities law, as amended by chapter 621  of  the  laws  of  1998,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  In  addition  to  the powers conferred by the vehicle and traffic
law, the authority is hereby authorized to  promulgate  such  rules  and
regulations for the use and occupancy of the thruway as may be necessary
and  proper  for the public safety and convenience, for the preservation
of its property and for the collection of  tolls  and  provided  further
that  the  authority,  in  consultation with the departments of environ-
mental conservation and transportation, is hereby authorized to  promul-
gate  rules  and regulations necessary to implement a heavy duty vehicle
roadside inspection program pursuant to section 19-0320 of the  environ-
mental conservation law.  SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL AUTHORIZE THE
EXEMPTION  FROM  THE  COLLECTION OF SUCH TOLLS UPON HONORABLY DISCHARGED
VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. SUCH EXEMPTION  SHALL
BE IN SUCH FORM AND MANNER AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROVIDE.
  S  2.  Subdivision 4 of section 1630 of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended to read as follows:
  4. Charging of tolls, taxes, fees, licenses or permits for the use  of
the highway or any of its parts, where the imposition thereof is author-
ized  by law.  NO SUCH TOLL SHALL BE IMPOSED BY THE NEW YORK STATE THRU-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00767-03-0

S. 2683--A                          2

WAY AUTHORITY UPON HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES  OF
THE UNITED STATES.
  S  3.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner of
transportation is authorized and directed  to  reimburse  the  New  York
state  thruway  authority for any loss in net revenue, up to one hundred
thousand dollars per fiscal year, due to the exemption from  tolls  upon
honorably  discharged  veterans of the armed forces of the United States
authorized pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 361  of
the public authorities law.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law except that any rule or regulation necessary
for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date shall be
promulgated on or before such date.

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