senate Bill S2646

Amended

Provides electronic toll collection discounts for certain fuel efficient vehicles

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  • 27 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 07 / Dec / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 07 / Dec / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 2646A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides electronic toll collection discounts for certain fuel efficient vehicles.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2646
S2646A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง388, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S857

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BILL NUMBER:S2646

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing electronic
toll collection discounts for certain fuel efficient vehicles

PURPOSE:
The bill provides owners of vehicles with a
high mile per
gallon fuel efficiency a ten percent "Green EZ-Pass discount" on
tolls in New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The bill amends the public
authorities law by
adding a new section 388 that provides persons that have an
electronic toll collection system account with the New York State
Thruway Authority a ten percent discount on tolls incurred on New
York State toll roads, if they use a motor vehicle which has a
highway mile per gallon fuel efficiency of thirty-five miles per
gallon or higher when incurring such tolls.

JUSTIFICATION:
Transportation remains one of the
greatest sources of
carbon dioxide emissions in our society. The promotion of vehicles
with high fuel efficiencies is desirable for environmental, public
health, economic, and energy goals. Incentives should be greater for
those vehicles that have high fuel efficiencies. Persons that utilize
the toll roads of New York should be given incentives to drive
vehicles with high fuel efficiencies. This bill provides encouragement
for the greater use of such vehicles by the public as they travel on
New York's tolled roads.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.4363 of 2007/08; Passed Senate in 2008
S.857 of 2009/10; Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 180 days after it becomes a
law, with provisions.

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

                                  2646

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MARCELLINO  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public authorities law, in relation to providing
  electronic toll collection discounts for certain fuel efficient  vehi-
  cles

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

  Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 388 to read as follows:
  S  388.  GREEN  E-ZPASS  DISCOUNT. 1. ANY PERSON WHO HAS AN ELECTRONIC
TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM ACCOUNT WITH THE AUTHORITY SHALL  RECEIVE  A  TEN
PERCENT  DISCOUNT  ON  TOLLS INCURRED ON NEW YORK STATE TOLL ROADS FOR A
MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH HAS A HIGHWAY MPG  FUEL  EFFICIENCY  OF  THIRTY-FIVE
MILES  PER  GALLON OR HIGHER. SUCH DISCOUNT SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE "GREEN
E-ZPASS DISCOUNT".
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW-
ING MEANINGS:
  A. "ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM" SHALL MEAN A SYSTEM OF COLLECT-
ING TOLLS OR CHARGES WHICH IS CAPABLE OF CHARGING AN ACCOUNT HOLDER  THE
APPROPRIATE  TOLL OR CHARGE BY TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION FROM AN ELEC-
TRONIC DEVICE ON A MOTOR VEHICLE TO THE TOLL LANE, WHICH INFORMATION  IS
USED TO CHARGE THE ACCOUNT THE APPROPRIATE TOLL OR CHARGE; AND
  B.  "HIGHWAY  MPG  FUEL EFFICIENCY" MEANS THE HIGHWAY MILES PER GALLON
FUEL EFFICIENCY ESTIMATE PROVIDED BY AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS AND PRINT-
ED ON THE FUEL ECONOMY LABEL AFFIXED TO A WINDOW ON A NEW MOTOR  VEHICLE
PURSUANT   TO   THE  REGULATIONS  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES  ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION AGENCY (40 CFR 600 ET.SEQ.).
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of  this  act on its effective date is authorized to be made and
completed on or before such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07344-01-1

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