senate Bill S335

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that a fire department located in a city with a population of one million or more shall obtain state approval for fees charged for responding to accidents

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
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S335 - Bill Details

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A3981
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §159-d, Exe L

S335 - Bill Texts

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Provides that a fire department located in a city with a population of one million or more shall obtain state approval from the office of fire prevention and control for fees charged for responding to motor vehicle fires and accidents.

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BILL NUMBER:S335

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to fees charged by certain fire
departments for motor vehicle fires and accidents

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Provides that a fire department located in a city with a population of
one million or more shall obtain state approval for fees charged for
responding to accidents.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 159-d
to read as follows: § 159-d. Approval for fees. Notwithstanding any
other provision of law, no fire department located in a city with a
population of one million or more shall charge a fee for services
provided in response to a motor vehicle fire or motor vehicle accident
unless such fire department obtains approval from the office of fire
prevention and control to charge such fee.
Such approval shall be obtained by application to such office in a
manner and form prescribed such office.

JUSTIFICATION:
The FDNY has announced its intention to impose a fee on
individuals involved in auto accidents. Under the plan, a car fire
with personal injury will cost $490, a car fire
without personal
injury will cost $415, an accident with injury will
cost $490, and an accident without injury will
cost $365. This so-called 'accident tax'
is unconscionable; if the FDNY responds, you will be charged, even
when the accident is NOT your fault!
New York City must not attempt to balance the budget on the backs of
middle class New Yorkers who have the misfortune to be involved in a
vehicular accident. This legislation will require approval by the
State legislature prior to the imposition of any 'accident tax' fees
on New York State residents.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after
it shall have become law; provided, however, that effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or
regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
effective date is authorized to be made and completed on or before
such date.

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

                                   335

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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  fees  charged  by
  certain fire departments for motor vehicle fires and accidents

  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  159-d
to read as follows:
  S  159-D.  APPROVAL  FOR  FEES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
LAW, NO FIRE DEPARTMENT LOCATED IN A  CITY  WITH  A  POPULATION  OF  ONE
MILLION  OR MORE SHALL CHARGE A FEE FOR SERVICES PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO
A MOTOR VEHICLE FIRE OR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT UNLESS SUCH FIRE  DEPART-
MENT  OBTAINS APPROVAL FROM THE OFFICE OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL TO
CHARGE SUCH FEE. SUCH APPROVAL SHALL BE OBTAINED BY APPLICATION TO  SUCH
OFFICE IN A MANNER AND FORM PRESCRIBED BY SUCH OFFICE.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date  is  authorized
to be made and completed on or before such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05461-01-1

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