senate Bill S2539

Authorizes and directs the thruway authority to issue annual short distance commuter permits for travel at no charge along the thruway in the Syracuse area

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Authorizes and directs the thruway authority to issue annual short distance commuter permits for travel at no charge along the thruway in the Syracuse area.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4230
Versions:
S2539
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง378, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S761, A3003
2007-2008: A9085

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3
13
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3
Nay
3
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
excused
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2539

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to commuter passes on
the New York state thruway in the Syracuse area

PURPOSE:

To provide no-cost Thruway travel for Syracuse-area commuters.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 -- Amends section 378 of the Public Authorities Law to allow
for no-cost commuter travel on the Thruway between exits 34A, 35, 36,
37, 38, and 39. Each exit is within the Syracuse-area.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation seeks to ease the financial burden that is faced by
Thruway commuters in the Syracuse-area. Currently, Thruway commuters
in this region must pay the standard Thruway fees imposed upon those
traveling the Thruway over long distances. This legislation allows
these drivers to commute at no cost.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.761/A.30003 - 2009-10; S.6133/A.9085 - 2007-2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

120 days after it shall have become a law.

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

                                  2539

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public authorities  law,  in  relation  to  commuter
  passes on the New York state thruway in the Syracuse area

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

  Section 1.  The opening paragraph of section 378 of the public author-
ities law is designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2  is  added
to read as follows:
  2.  THE  AUTHORITY  IS  HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ISSUE ANNUAL
SHORT DISTANCE COMMUTER PERMITS WHICH SHALL PROVIDE  FOR  TRAVEL  AT  NO
CHARGE BETWEEN INTERCHANGES IN PERMIT AREAS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDI-
VISION,  THE  TERM  "PERMIT AREA" SHALL MEAN THE FOLLOWING SET OF INTER-
CHANGES:  THIRTY-FOUR-A, THIRTY-FIVE, THIRTY-SIX, THIRTY-SEVEN,  THIRTY-
EIGHT  AND  THIRTY-NINE.  SUCH  PERMITS  SHALL  BE VALID ONLY FOR TRAVEL
WITHIN THE PERMIT AREA.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that the thruway authori-
ty shall promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for  the  imple-
mentation of this act on or before such effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03758-01-1

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