senate Bill S4000A

Prohibits new or extensions or amendments of existing contracts by the state or any municipality to provide a person with the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis

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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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  • 11 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 4000A

Summary

Prohibits new or extensions or amendments of existing contracts by the state or any municipality providing a person with the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4000
S4000A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง162-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4568

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BILL NUMBER:S4000A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the prohibition of new or
extensions of existing contracts by the state or any municipality
to provide a person with the use of
a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis

PURPOSE:
This bill provides that neither the state nor any municipal
subdivision thereof and any department, bureau, board, commission,
authority or any other agency or instrumentality of the state or any
municipal subdivision thereof shall provide or enter into a contract
or agreement to provide any person the use of a vehicle on a
twenty-four hour basis.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - adds a new section 162-a
to the Executive Law to provide that the state, and any municipal
subdivision thereof and any department, bureau, board, commission,
authority or any other agency or instrumentality of the state or any
municipal subdivision thereof shall provide or enter into a contract
or agreement to provide any person the use of a vehicle on a
twenty-four hour basis.

Section 2 - Effective date.

CURRENT LAW:
Currently, twenty-four hour vehicles are provided to
employees by state and local governments across the state.

JUSTIFICATION:
Twenty-four hour employee use of a vehicle is an
extravagance that our state and local governments can no longer
afford. Often, this perk is justified on the basis that the employee
may be called at any time, but there is no reason why, when most
employees are responsible for getting to work with their own
transportation, a select few should get this special treatment.
Getting to and from work should be a prerequisite for all employees.
The costs of purchasing or leasing, maintaining and insuring these
vehicles by state and local governments is enormous. With business
and individual taxpayers "tightening their belts" to survive the
current economic downturn, it is both appropriate and prudent that
the state also cut unnecessary expenses.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Substantial savings to state and local governments.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.4568 -- FINANCE
2011: S.4000 -- FINANCE

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect April 1, 2013.


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

                                 4000--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance --  recommit-
  ted to the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
  8  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the prohibition of new
  or extensions of existing contracts by the state or  any  municipality
  to  provide  a  person with the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour
  basis

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 162-a
to read as follows:
  S 162-A. CONTRACTS FOR THE  USE  OF  VEHICLES.    NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
INCONSISTENT  PROVISION OF LAW, GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL, THE STATE AND
ANY MUNICIPAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF AND  ANY  DEPARTMENT,  BUREAU,  BOARD,
COMMISSION,  AUTHORITY  OR  ANY  OTHER  AGENCY OR INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE
STATE OR ANY MUNICIPAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF SHALL NOT  PROVIDE  OR  ENTER
INTO  A  CONTRACT  OR AGREEMENT OR EXTENSION OR AMENDMENT OF AN EXISTING
CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE ANY PERSON THE USE OF A  VEHICLE  ON  A
TWENTY-FOUR HOUR BASIS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect April 1, 2013.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02590-02-2

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