senate Bill S2646A

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 ยง389, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S857

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BILL NUMBER:S2646A

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 SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The bill amends the public authorities
law by adding a new section 389 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.

PRIOR 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.

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

                                 2646--A

                       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  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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 389 to read as follows:
  S 389. 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.
                                                           LBD07344-02-1

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