senate Bill S6526A

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

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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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  • 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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10592
Versions:
S6526
S6526A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง89-b, Nav L

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BILL NUMBER:S6526A

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 five year schedule of pilotage rates as
follows: effective January 1, 2013 - $8.11 per pilotage unit; on
January 1, 2014 - $8.27 per pilotage unit; on January 1, 2015 -
$8.44; on January 1, 2016 - $8.60; on January 1, 2017 - $8.86.

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 five 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
regulate 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--A

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

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 dollars per pilotage unit; [upon one year
after the effective date of a chapter of the laws of two thousand  seven
that  amended  this  subparagraph  and thereafter, all vessels shall pay
seven dollars and forty-two cents per pilotage unit; and, upon two years
after the effective date of a chapter of the laws of two thousand  seven
that  amended  this  subparagraph  and thereafter, all vessels shall pay
seven dollars and eighty-seven cents per  pilotage  unit]  FROM  JANUARY
FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN
ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND ELEVEN CENTS PER PILOTAGE  UNIT;
FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOU-
SAND FIFTEEN, ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND TWENTY-SEVEN CENTS
PER  PILOTAGE UNIT; FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN UNTIL JANU-
ARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS  AND
FORTY-FOUR  CENTS  PER  PILOTAGE  UNIT; FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
SIXTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN  ALL  VESSELS  SHALL
PAY  EIGHT DOLLARS AND SIXTY CENTS PER PILOTAGE UNIT; ON AND AFTER JANU-
ARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN ALL VESSELS SHALL  PAY  EIGHT  DOLLARS
AND EIGHTY-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.
                                                           LBD14740-04-2

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