senate Bill S7217

Amended

Authorizes the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority, its licensees and contractors to have certain powers

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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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  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 15 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.780
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 7217A
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes the triborough bridge and tunnel authority, its licensees and contractors to have certain powers to erect, install, repair, reconstruct, maintain, operate or paint outdoor advertising signs or devices, including electronic displays, on or about its bridges, tunnels, projects, structures, facilities and other properties, including approaches.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7217
S7217A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง569-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A10317A

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BILL NUMBER:S7217

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the Triborough
bridge and tunnel authority

PURPOSE:.
This bill would amend the public authorities law to clarify
that the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) has the power
to erect outdoor advertising signs and devices on or in the vicinity
of its bridges and tunnels.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would amend Section
569-b of the Public Authorities Law by adding a new subdivision 5 to
confirm that the authority, and its licensees and contractors, may
erect, install, repair, reconstruct, maintain, operate or paint
outdoor advertising signs and devices, including electronic displays,
on or about the authority's bridges, tunnels, projects, structures,
facilities and other properties, including approaches.

Section 2 of the bill would make the act take effect immediately

EXISTING LAW:
Section 569-b of the Public Authorities Law allows
TBTA to prohibit outdoor advertising signs or devices that refer to
any subject other than the business actually conducted on the
premises or to sale or rental of such premises within 500 feet and
within view of the Whitestone Bridge project, the Throgs Neck Bridge,
the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel or their
approaches and connections. Outdoor advertising signs or devices that
refer to the business actually conducted on the premises or to sale
or rental of such premises in such locations are permissible but
cannot be taller than 10 feet.

JUSTIFICATION:
The MTA currently receives over $100 million a year
from licensing advertising rights on its facilities. These revenues
support the MTA's mission of providing public transportation
services within the MTA service area. Revenues from advertising
are expected to continue to grow. The MTA could substantially
increase such revenues by erecting advertising signs and devices on
TBTA facilities.

This bill will clarify that while Section 569-b authorizes TBTA to
restrict third-party property owners from erecting signs close to and
in view of certain TBTA facilities, the TBTA may erect outdoor
advertising signs and devices on its own facilities.

Safety and aesthetics would have to be carefully considered in any
advertising program involving TBTA facilities. The MTA is confident
that the safe and attractive signage that would be installed would
result in increased revenues to support MTA's essential
transportation mission.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
This bill would generate additional revenue for
the MTA to be used to subsidize subway, bus and commuter railroad
operations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  7217

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the Tribor-
  ough bridge and tunnel authority

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

  Section  1.  Section 569-b of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION OR ANY  OTHER  LAW,
GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL, THE AUTHORITY, AND ITS LICENSEES AND CONTRAC-
TORS, SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO ERECT, INSTALL, REPAIR, RECONSTRUCT, MAIN-
TAIN,  OPERATE  OR PAINT OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS OR DEVICES, INCLUDING
ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS, ON OR ABOUT ITS BRIDGES, TUNNELS, PROJECTS,  STRUC-
TURES, FACILITIES AND OTHER PROPERTIES, INCLUDING APPROACHES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15524-01-2

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