senate Bill S3311

Provides for the exemption of honorably discharged U.S. veterans from payment of New York Thruway tolls

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  • 31 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides for the exemption of honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States from New York State Thruway tolls; provides reimbursement for any loss in net revenue up to one hundred thousand dollars.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1734
Versions:
S3311
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §361, Pub Auth L; amd §1630, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S460, A1207
2009-2010: S2683A, A2776
2007-2008: S4846, A2788A

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BILL NUMBER:S3311

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law and the vehi-
cle and traffic law, in relation to the exemption of certain veterans
from tolls collected by the New York state thruway authority

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the exemption of honor-
ably discharged U.S. veterans from payment of New York Thruway tolls.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 4 of section 1630 of the
vehicle and traffic law is amended to read as follows: Charging of
tolls, taxes, fees, licenses or permits for the use of the highway or
any of its parts, where the imposition thereof is authorized by law. No
such toll shall be imposed by the New York state thruway authority upon
honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner of trans-
portation is authorized and directed to reimburse the New York state
thruway authority for any loss in net revenue, up to one hundred thou-
sand dollars per fiscal, due to the exemption from tolls upon honorably
discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States.

JUSTIFICATION: The bill would provide a benefit to those who have
honorably served our country at a nominal cost. Passage of this bill
would not only provide recognition to former service men, but would also
provide another incentive to individuals considering joining the mili-
tary.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2001/2002: A.5982 Referred to Corporations,
Authorities, Commissions 2003/2004: A.5599 2007/2008: S.4846 2009/2010:
S.2683-A 2011/2012: S.460

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 120 days after enactment.

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

                                  3311

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the vehicle  and  traffic
  law,  in  relation  to  the  exemption  of certain veterans from tolls
  collected by the New York state thruway authority

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 361 of the public
authorities  law,  as  amended  by  chapter  621 of the laws of 1998, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) In addition to the powers conferred by  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  the  authority  is  hereby authorized to promulgate such rules and
regulations for the use and occupancy of the thruway as may be necessary
and proper for the public safety and convenience, for  the  preservation
of  its  property  and  for the collection of tolls and provided further
that the authority, in consultation with  the  departments  of  environ-
mental  conservation and transportation, is hereby authorized to promul-
gate rules and regulations necessary to implement a heavy  duty  vehicle
roadside  inspection program pursuant to section 19-0320 of the environ-
mental conservation law.  SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL AUTHORIZE THE
EXEMPTION FROM THE COLLECTION OF SUCH TOLLS  UPON  HONORABLY  DISCHARGED
VETERANS  OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. SUCH EXEMPTION SHALL
BE IN SUCH FORM AND MANNER AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROVIDE.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 1630 of the vehicle and traffic  law  is
amended to read as follows:
  4.  Charging of tolls, taxes, fees, licenses or permits for the use of
the highway or any of its parts, where the imposition thereof is author-
ized by law.  NO SUCH TOLL SHALL BE IMPOSED BY THE NEW YORK STATE  THRU-
WAY  AUTHORITY UPON HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF
THE UNITED STATES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00898-01-3

S. 3311                             2

  S 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the  commissioner  of
transportation  is  authorized  and  directed  to reimburse the New York
state thruway authority for any loss in net revenue, up to  one  hundred
thousand  dollars  per fiscal year, due to the exemption from tolls upon
honorably  discharged  veterans of the armed forces of the United States
authorized pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 361  of
the public authorities law.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law except that any rule or regulation necessary
for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date shall be
promulgated on or before such date.

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