senate Bill S1212

Provides a toll exemption for voluntary ambulance services

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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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  • 06 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Exempts voluntary ambulance service or rescue squads from tolls on any highway, bridge, tunnel or other toll on the NYS thruway while responding to an emergency or furnishing voluntary ambulance services.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2149
Versions:
S1212
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1542, A6278
2007-2008: A497

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1212

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to exempting voluntary ambulance services from the
payment of tolls

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To exempt volunteer ambulances from Thruway tolls.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill would exempt vehicles of a volunteer
ambulance corps, service or rescue squad from toll fees on the New
York State Thruway, provided that the service has a valid statement
of registration issued under section three thousand four of the
public Health Law.

Volunteer ambulance corps render service to many areas of this state
which do not have municipal ambulances. The members contribute their
time without compensation. The funds raised by these organizations
are used to buy vehicles, rescue equipment, gasoline and medical
supplies necessary to their operation. The ambulance services operate
in relay teams, and often transport an injured person over a
considerable distance. Tolls are paid from their general operating
funds, and if this exemption were granted, the money would be used
to improve their equipment and services to the public.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This bill was previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minor loss of revenue to the Authority.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1212

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT in relation to exempting voluntary ambulance  services  from  the
  payment of tolls

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the payment of tolls on any highway, bridge, tunnel or other  toll  road
within this state shall not apply to a voluntary ambulance service oper-
ating pursuant to a valid operating certificate as described in subdivi-
sion  1  of  section 3005 of the public health law while such vehicle is
responding to an emergency or furnishing voluntary ambulance services.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05079-01-1

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