senate Bill S3240

Relates to ambulance registration fees

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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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  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.813
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.174
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 13 / Feb / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 01 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Relates to ambulance registration fees.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5484
Versions:
S3240
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง401, V & T L

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BILL NUMBER:S3240

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to ambulance
registration fees

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To exempt not for profit emergency
medical vehicles from the payment of vehicle registration fees.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 allows ambulance services
that charge a fee to cover only the actual costs of the services
provided to remain exempt from paying vehicle registration fees.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many localities rely on not-for-profit emergency rescue
squads or ambulance services to transport sick and injured residents.
Many of these rescue squads have operated for years on community
donations. With the downturn in the economy and advances in emergency
medical services and expanding roles and responsibilities, many of
these ambulance services found that they needed to bill for services
in order to remain solvent. Simply billing for services to remain
whole does not make them a for profit entity, and as such they should
not be required to pay vehicle registration fees.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3240

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  ambulance
  registration fees

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

  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 6 of section 401 of the  vehicle
and  traffic  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 168 of the laws of 1987, is
amended to read as follows:
  b. The provisions of this article  with  respect  to  the  payment  of
registration  fees  shall  not  apply  to ambulances used exclusively to
carry sick or injured persons, other than those used in the business  of
carrying  or transporting sick or injured persons for [hire or] profit[,
or]; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AMBULANCE SERVICES THAT  CHARGE  A  FEE  TO
COVER  ACTUAL  COSTS OF SUCH SERVICES SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PROFIT
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION. NOR SHALL  SUCH  PROVISIONS  APPLY  to
motor  vehicles  which  are especially constructed and equipped to carry
lost, strayed, sick, maimed or disabled animals, and owned and  operated
for  that  purpose  by a duly incorporated society, incorporated for the
purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, or to motor vehicles owned  or
controlled by the state, a city, county, village, town, school district,
or  fire  district or any of the departments thereof or county extension
service association or public  improvement  district  formed  under  and
pursuant  to  provisions  of  the  town law, or sanitary district formed
pursuant to the provisions of chapter five hundred sixteen of  the  laws
of  nineteen  hundred  twenty-eight,  as  amended,  or soil conservation
districts formed pursuant to the provisions  of  the  soil  conservation
districts  law,  or  to  motor  vehicles  owned  by professional foreign
consuls-general, consuls and vice consuls,  who  are  nationals  of  the
state  appointing them and who are assigned to foreign consulates in the
state of New York, provided that American professional consular officers

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08296-01-1

S. 3240                             2

of equal rank who are citizens of the United  States  and  who  exercise
their official functions at American consulates in such foreign country,
are  granted  reciprocal exemption, or to motor vehicles owned and oper-
ated  by the American Red Cross, but in other respects shall be applica-
ble.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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