senate Bill S2736

Amended

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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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2736A

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:
S2736
S2736A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง162-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4000A
2009-2010: S4568

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BILL NUMBER:S2736

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 depart-
ment, 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 extra-
vagance 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 govern-
ments.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4000A - - FINANCE 2011: S.4000 -- FINANCE
2009-2010: S.4568 -- FINANCE

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect April 1, 2014.

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

                                  2736

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

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

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, 2014.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05154-01-3

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