senate Bill S6526A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 03, 2012 signed chap.473
Sep 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1435
substituted for s6526a
Jun 20, 2012 substituted by a10592
ordered to third reading cal.1435
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 08, 2012 print number 6526a
amend and recommit to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation
Feb 23, 2012 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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S6526 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10592
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89-b, Nav L

S6526 - Bill Texts

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Relates to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.

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BILL NUMBER:S6526

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the navigation law, in relation to rates for pilotage on
Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

PURPOSE:
The bill establishes a new system of pilotage fees for the Long Island
Sound and Block Island Sound.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends section 89-b of the navigation law to
establish a new system of pilotage fees for Long Island Sound and Block
Island Sound. The section establishes a three-year schedule of pilotage
rates as follows: effective upon enactment - $8.19 per pilotage unit;
one year from effective date - $8.52 per pilotage unit; and, two years
from effective date - $8.86 per pilotage unit.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would adjust the pilotage rates for foreign trade
vessels entering and leaving the Long Island-Block Island Sound for the
first time since 2007. In order to fairly compensate pilots at Long
Island and Block island Sound ports, this bill would establish a three
year schedule for an increase in pilotage fees.

Merchant ships entering the Long Island and Block Island Sounds are
required by law to take aboard a local pilot to direct the vessel's
movement and docking. Connecticut and New York share authority to regu-
late pilotage and a 1999 memorandum of agreement was established for
licensed pilots to participate in a joint rotation of the pilots.

The legislation is based upon the recommendation of the Connecticut
Pilot Commission. The Commission believes the rate structure should
fairly compensate pilots, justify the substantial capital investment
required to acquire and maintain pilots' boats and to provide training
costs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6526

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 23, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Cultural  Affairs,
  Tourism, Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to rates for pilotage on
  Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivision 4  of  section
89-b  of  the  navigation  law, as amended by chapter 339 of the laws of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (1) Upon the effective date of this paragraph and thereafter:
  All vessels shall pay [seven] EIGHT dollars  AND  NINETEEN  CENTS  per
pilotage unit; upon one year after the effective date of [a] THE chapter
of  the  laws  of two thousand [seven] TWELVE that amended this subpara-
graph and thereafter, all vessels shall pay [seven]  EIGHT  dollars  and
[forty-two] FIFTY-TWO cents per pilotage unit; and, upon two years after
the  effective  date  of  [a]  THE  chapter  of the laws of two thousand
[seven] TWELVE  that  amended  this  subparagraph  and  thereafter,  all
vessels  shall  pay  [seven]  EIGHT dollars and [eighty-seven] EIGHT-SIX
cents per pilotage unit.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14740-01-2

S6526A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10592
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §89-b, Nav L

S6526A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.

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BILL NUMBER:S6526A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the navigation law, in relation to rates for pilotage on Long
Island Sound and Block Island Sound

PURPOSE:
The bill establishes a new system of pilotage fees for the
Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends section 89-b of the
navigation law to establish a new system of pilotage fees for Long
Island Sound and Block Island Sound.
The section establishes a five year schedule of pilotage rates as
follows: effective January 1, 2013 - $8.11 per pilotage unit; on
January 1, 2014 - $8.27 per pilotage unit; on January 1, 2015 -
$8.44; on January 1, 2016 - $8.60; on January 1, 2017 - $8.86.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would adjust the pilotage rates for
foreign trade vessels entering and leaving the Long Island-Block
Island Sound for the first time since 2007. In order to fairly
compensate pilots at Long Island and Block Island Sound ports, this
bill would establish a five year schedule for an increase in pilotage
fees.

Merchant ships entering the Long Island and Block Island Sounds are
required by law to take aboard a local pilot to direct the vessel's
movement and docking. Connecticut and New York share authority to
regulate pilotage and a 1999 memorandum of agreement was established
for licensed pilots to participate in a joint rotation of the pilots.

The legislation is based upon the recommendation of the Connecticut
Pilot Commission. The Commission believes the rate structure should
fairly compensate pilots, justify the substantial capital investment
required to acquire and maintain pilots' boats and to provide
training costs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6526--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 23, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Cultural  Affairs,
  Tourism,  Parks  and Recreation -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to rates for pilotage on
  Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section
89-b of the navigation law, as amended by chapter 339  of  the  laws  of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (1) Upon the effective date of this paragraph and thereafter:
  All  vessels shall pay seven dollars per pilotage unit; [upon one year
after the effective date of a chapter of the laws of two thousand  seven
that  amended  this  subparagraph  and thereafter, all vessels shall pay
seven dollars and forty-two cents per pilotage unit; and, upon two years
after the effective date of a chapter of the laws of two thousand  seven
that  amended  this  subparagraph  and thereafter, all vessels shall pay
seven dollars and eighty-seven cents per  pilotage  unit]  FROM  JANUARY
FIRST,  TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN
ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND ELEVEN CENTS PER PILOTAGE  UNIT;
FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOU-
SAND FIFTEEN, ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND TWENTY-SEVEN CENTS
PER  PILOTAGE UNIT; FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN UNTIL JANU-
ARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS  AND
FORTY-FOUR  CENTS  PER  PILOTAGE  UNIT; FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
SIXTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN  ALL  VESSELS  SHALL
PAY  EIGHT DOLLARS AND SIXTY CENTS PER PILOTAGE UNIT; ON AND AFTER JANU-
ARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN ALL VESSELS SHALL  PAY  EIGHT  DOLLARS
AND EIGHTY-SIX CENTS PER PILOTAGE UNIT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14740-04-2

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