senate Bill S6526

Amended

Relates to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 23 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 08 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 08 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6526A
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1435
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A10592

Summary

Relates to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6526
S6526A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง89-b, Nav L

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BILL NUMBER:S6526

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the navigation law, in relation to rates for pilotage on
Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

PURPOSE:
The bill establishes a new system of pilotage fees for the Long Island
Sound and Block Island Sound.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends section 89-b of the navigation law to
establish a new system of pilotage fees for Long Island Sound and Block
Island Sound. The section establishes a three-year schedule of pilotage
rates as follows: effective upon enactment - $8.19 per pilotage unit;
one year from effective date - $8.52 per pilotage unit; and, two years
from effective date - $8.86 per pilotage unit.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would adjust the pilotage rates for foreign trade
vessels entering and leaving the Long Island-Block Island Sound for the
first time since 2007. In order to fairly compensate pilots at Long
Island and Block island Sound ports, this bill would establish a three
year schedule for an increase in pilotage fees.

Merchant ships entering the Long Island and Block Island Sounds are
required by law to take aboard a local pilot to direct the vessel's
movement and docking. Connecticut and New York share authority to regu-
late pilotage and a 1999 memorandum of agreement was established for
licensed pilots to participate in a joint rotation of the pilots.

The legislation is based upon the recommendation of the Connecticut
Pilot Commission. The Commission believes the rate structure should
fairly compensate pilots, justify the substantial capital investment
required to acquire and maintain pilots' boats and to provide training
costs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6526

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 23, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Cultural  Affairs,
  Tourism, Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to rates for pilotage on
  Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivision 4  of  section
89-b  of  the  navigation  law, as amended by chapter 339 of the laws of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (1) Upon the effective date of this paragraph and thereafter:
  All vessels shall pay [seven] EIGHT dollars  AND  NINETEEN  CENTS  per
pilotage unit; upon one year after the effective date of [a] THE chapter
of  the  laws  of two thousand [seven] TWELVE that amended this subpara-
graph and thereafter, all vessels shall pay [seven]  EIGHT  dollars  and
[forty-two] FIFTY-TWO cents per pilotage unit; and, upon two years after
the  effective  date  of  [a]  THE  chapter  of the laws of two thousand
[seven] TWELVE  that  amended  this  subparagraph  and  thereafter,  all
vessels  shall  pay  [seven]  EIGHT dollars and [eighty-seven] EIGHT-SIX
cents per pilotage unit.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14740-01-2

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