senate Bill S95

Relates to ambulance registration fees

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

Summary

Relates to ambulance registration fees.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1562
Versions:
S95
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง401, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3240, A5484

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BILL NUMBER:S95

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to ambulance
registration fees

PURPOSE:
To exempt not for profit emergency medical vehicles from the payment
of vehicle registration fees.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 allows ambulance services that charge a fee to cover only
the actual costs of the services provided to remain exempt from
paying vehicle registration fees.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Many localities rely on not-for-profit emergency rescue squads or
ambulance services to transport sick and injured residents. Many of
these rescue squads have operated for years on community donations.
With the downturn in the economy and advances in emergency medical
services and expanding roles and responsibilities, many of these
ambulance services found that they needed to bill for services in
order to remain solvent. Simply billing for services to remain whole
does not make them a for profit entity, and as such they should not
be required to pay vehicle registration fees.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.3240/A.5484 Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   95

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  ambulance
  registration fees

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

  Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 6 of section 401 of the  vehicle
and  traffic  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 168 of the laws of 1987, is
amended to read as follows:
  b. The provisions of this article  with  respect  to  the  payment  of
registration  fees  shall  not  apply  to ambulances used exclusively to
carry sick or injured persons, other than those used in the business  of
carrying  or transporting sick or injured persons for [hire or] profit[,
or]; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AMBULANCE SERVICES THAT  CHARGE  A  FEE  TO
COVER  ACTUAL  COSTS OF SUCH SERVICES SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PROFIT
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION. NOR SHALL  SUCH  PROVISIONS  APPLY  to
motor  vehicles  which  are especially constructed and equipped to carry
lost, strayed, sick, maimed or disabled animals, and owned and  operated
for  that  purpose  by a duly incorporated society, incorporated for the
purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, or to motor vehicles owned  or
controlled by the state, a city, county, village, town, school district,
or  fire  district or any of the departments thereof or county extension
service association or public  improvement  district  formed  under  and
pursuant  to  provisions  of  the  town law, or sanitary district formed
pursuant to the provisions of chapter five hundred sixteen of  the  laws
of  nineteen  hundred  twenty-eight,  as  amended,  or soil conservation
districts formed pursuant to the provisions  of  the  soil  conservation
districts  law,  or  to  motor  vehicles  owned  by professional foreign
consuls-general, consuls and vice consuls,  who  are  nationals  of  the
state  appointing them and who are assigned to foreign consulates in the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00888-01-3

S. 95                               2

state of New York, provided that American professional consular officers
of equal rank who are citizens of the United  States  and  who  exercise
their official functions at American consulates in such foreign country,
are  granted  reciprocal exemption, or to motor vehicles owned and oper-
ated by the American Red Cross, but in other respects shall be  applica-
ble.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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