senate Bill S1996

Amended

Allows the thruway authority to offer a discounted toll rate to residents of Rockland and Westchester counties for Tappan Zee bridge crossings

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 1996A

Summary

Allows the thruway authority to offer discounted tokens to residents of Rockland and Westchester counties for Tappan Zee bridge crossings.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1198
Versions:
S1996
S1996A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง354-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7094, A9881

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BILL NUMBER:S1996

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to allowing the New
York state thruway authority to offer discounted tokens to residents of
Rockland and Westchester counties for Tappan Zee bridge crossings

PURPOSE OF THE BILL:
This bill will provide Rockland and Westchester residents with a
discount resident rate for the Tappan Zee Bridge at 60% of original
toll.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends the public authorities law by adding a
new section 354-a as it relates to allowing the New York State
Thruway to offer discounted tokens to residents of Rockland and
Westchester for Tappan Zee bridge crossing at 60% of current toll.
Residency must be proved to the authority.

Section 2 relates to the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
As the construction of the new Tappan Zee bridge moves forward, we
must keep in mind the residents of Rockland and Westchester who will
bear the burden of paying for anticipated increase in tolls. Rockland
residents currently lack a one seat mass transit seat to Manhattan
and given that many residents do not have an alternative mass transit
option; a discounted toll is warranted. The County of Rockland
currently pays more than $40 million to the MTA annually than it
receives in services back. This value gap demonstrates the importance
of the new Tappan Zee Bridge to the region and the need to address
the lack of mass transit available to residents.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2412 - S.7094 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE:
To be determined; there are currently commuter rates that are offered
and this legislation would have similar impact.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1996

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 allowing  the
  New  York  state thruway authority to offer discounted tokens to resi-
  dents of Rockland and  Westchester  counties  for  Tappan  Zee  bridge
  crossings

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

  Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 354-a to read as follows:
  S  354-A.  TOKENS.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW,
BUT SUBJECT TO AGREEMENTS WITH NOTEHOLDERS AND BONDHOLDERS, THE AUTHORI-
TY SHALL OFFER FOR SALE TOKENS WITH RESPECT TO RESIDENTS OF  THE  COUNTY
OF  ROCKLAND  AND THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER AND MAY, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE
PROVIDED HEREIN, REGULATE THE USE THEREOF. TOKENS FOR RESIDENTS  OF  THE
COUNTY  OF  ROCKLAND  AND  THE  COUNTY  OF WESTCHESTER SHALL ENTITLE THE
PURCHASER TO CROSSINGS OVER THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE AT A REDUCED  COST  OF
SIXTY PER CENTUM OF THE REGULAR CROSSING FARE IMPOSED ON NONRESIDENTS OF
THE  COUNTY  OF ROCKLAND AND THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER. IN THE EVENT THE
AUTHORITY SHALL IMPOSE A SURCHARGE IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR  TOLL  FOR
CROSSINGS OVER THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE, SUCH SURCHARGE SHALL NOT BE DEEMED
A  PART  OF  THE REGULAR CROSSING FARE FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, AND
THE TOKENS OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY  OF  ROCKLAND
AND  THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER AS HEREIN PROVIDED SHALL ALSO ENTITLE THE
PURCHASER TO  A  PERMANENT  EXEMPTION  FROM  THE  PAYMENT  OF  ANY  SUCH
SURCHARGE IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF ANY SUCH SURCHARGE IMPOSED
DURING  CALENDAR YEAR TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN. APPLICATION FOR SUCH TOKENS
OR OTHER PAYMENT DEVICES SHALL BE MADE IN SUCH MANNER AS  PRESCRIBED  BY
THE  AUTHORITY  AND  SHALL CONTAIN SUCH INFORMATION AS THE AUTHORITY MAY
REASONABLY REQUIRE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00480-01-3

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