senate Bill S7217A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the Triborough bridge and tunnel authority, its licensees and contractors to have certain powers

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Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 18, 2012 amended on third reading 7217a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 18, 2012 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 30, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.780
May 02, 2012 referred to transportation

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S7217 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10317A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §569-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A10317A

S7217 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the triborough bridge and tunnel authority, its licensees and contractors to have certain powers to erect, install, repair, reconstruct, maintain, operate or paint outdoor advertising signs or devices, including electronic displays, on or about its bridges, tunnels, projects, structures, facilities and other properties, including approaches.

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BILL NUMBER:S7217

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the Triborough
bridge and tunnel authority

PURPOSE:.
This bill would amend the public authorities law to clarify
that the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) has the power
to erect outdoor advertising signs and devices on or in the vicinity
of its bridges and tunnels.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would amend Section
569-b of the Public Authorities Law by adding a new subdivision 5 to
confirm that the authority, and its licensees and contractors, may
erect, install, repair, reconstruct, maintain, operate or paint
outdoor advertising signs and devices, including electronic displays,
on or about the authority's bridges, tunnels, projects, structures,
facilities and other properties, including approaches.

Section 2 of the bill would make the act take effect immediately

EXISTING LAW:
Section 569-b of the Public Authorities Law allows
TBTA to prohibit outdoor advertising signs or devices that refer to
any subject other than the business actually conducted on the
premises or to sale or rental of such premises within 500 feet and
within view of the Whitestone Bridge project, the Throgs Neck Bridge,
the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel or their
approaches and connections. Outdoor advertising signs or devices that
refer to the business actually conducted on the premises or to sale
or rental of such premises in such locations are permissible but
cannot be taller than 10 feet.

JUSTIFICATION:
The MTA currently receives over $100 million a year
from licensing advertising rights on its facilities. These revenues
support the MTA's mission of providing public transportation
services within the MTA service area. Revenues from advertising
are expected to continue to grow. The MTA could substantially
increase such revenues by erecting advertising signs and devices on
TBTA facilities.

This bill will clarify that while Section 569-b authorizes TBTA to
restrict third-party property owners from erecting signs close to and
in view of certain TBTA facilities, the TBTA may erect outdoor
advertising signs and devices on its own facilities.

Safety and aesthetics would have to be carefully considered in any
advertising program involving TBTA facilities. The MTA is confident
that the safe and attractive signage that would be installed would
result in increased revenues to support MTA's essential
transportation mission.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
This bill would generate additional revenue for
the MTA to be used to subsidize subway, bus and commuter railroad
operations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  7217

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the Tribor-
  ough bridge and tunnel authority

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

  Section  1.  Section 569-b of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION OR ANY  OTHER  LAW,
GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL, THE AUTHORITY, AND ITS LICENSEES AND CONTRAC-
TORS, SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO ERECT, INSTALL, REPAIR, RECONSTRUCT, MAIN-
TAIN,  OPERATE  OR PAINT OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS OR DEVICES, INCLUDING
ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS, ON OR ABOUT ITS BRIDGES, TUNNELS, PROJECTS,  STRUC-
TURES, FACILITIES AND OTHER PROPERTIES, INCLUDING APPROACHES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15524-01-2

S7217A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10317A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §569-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A10317A

S7217A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the triborough bridge and tunnel authority, its licensees and contractors to have certain powers to erect, install, repair, reconstruct, maintain, operate or paint outdoor advertising signs or devices, including electronic displays, on or about its bridges, tunnels, projects, structures, facilities and other properties, including approaches.

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BILL NUMBER:S7217A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the Triborough
bridge and tunnel authority

PURPOSE:
This bill would amend the public authorities law to clarify
that the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) has the power
to erect outdoor advertising signs and devices on or in the vicinity
of its bridges and tunnels.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would amend Section 569-b
of the Public Authorities Law by adding a new subdivision 5 to
confirm that the authority, and its licensees and contractors, may
erect, install, repair, reconstruct, maintain, operate or paint
outdoor advertising signs and devices, including electronic displays,
on or about the authority's bridges, tunnels, projects, structures,
facilities and other properties, including approaches.
Section 2 provides for the repeal if this renders New York State or
any public authority ineligible for federal funds.
Section 3 of the bill would make the act take effect immediately

EXISTING LAW:
Section 569-b of the Public Authorities Law allows TBTA
to prohibit outdoor advertising signs or devices that refer to any
subject other than the business actually conducted on the premises or
to sale or rental of such premises within 500 feet and within view of
the Whitestone Bridge project, the Throgs Neck Bridge, the
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel or their
approaches and connections. Outdoor advertising signs or devices that
refer to the business actually conducted on the premises or to sale
or rental of such premises in such locations are permissible but
cannot be taller than 10 feet.

JUSTIFICATION:
The MTA currently receives over $100
million a year
from licensing advertising rights on its facilities. These revenues
support the MTA's mission of providing public transportation
services within the MTA service area. Revenues from advertising are
expected to continue to grow. The MT A could substantially increase
such revenues by erecting advertising signs and devices on TBTA
facilities.
This bill will clarify that while Section 569-b authorizes TBTA to
restrict third-party property owners from erecting signs close to and
in view of certain TBTA facilities, the TBTA may erect outdoor
advertising signs and devices on its own facilities.
Safety and aesthetics would have to be carefully considered in any
advertising program involving TBTA facilities. The MTA is confident
that the safe and attractive signage that would be installed would
result in increased revenues to support MTA's essential
transportation mission.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
This bill would generate additional revenue for
the MTA to be used to subsidize subway, bus and commuter railroad
operations

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 7217--A
    Cal. No. 780

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
  ordered to a third reading, passed by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the
  Assembly,  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored  to third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the Tribor-
  ough bridge and tunnel authority

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

  Section  1.  Section 569-b of the public authorities law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION OR ANY  OTHER  LAW,
GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL, THE AUTHORITY, AND ITS LICENSEES AND CONTRAC-
TORS, SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO ERECT, INSTALL, REPAIR, RECONSTRUCT, MAIN-
TAIN,  OPERATE  OR PAINT OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS OR DEVICES, INCLUDING
ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS, ON OR ABOUT ITS BRIDGES, TUNNELS, PROJECTS,  STRUC-
TURES,  FACILITIES  AND OTHER PROPERTIES, INCLUDING APPROACHES, PROVIDED
THAT THE AUTHORITY SHALL NOT ALLOW ANY SUCH SIGN OR DEVICE TO OBSCURE OR
OTHERWISE PHYSICALLY INTERFERE WITH THE  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  AN  OFFICIAL
TRAFFIC  SIGN, SIGNAL, OR DEVICE, OR TO OBSTRUCT OR PHYSICALLY INTERFERE
WITH DRIVERS' VIEWS OF APPROACHING, MERGING, OR INTERSECTING TRAFFIC.
  S 2. This act shall be deemed repealed if any federal  agency  or  any
court  of  competent  jurisdiction determines that this act would render
New York state or any public authority ineligible  for  the  receipt  of
federal funds.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately.  The Triborough bridge
and tunnel authority shall notify the legislative bill drafting  commis-
sion  of the date a determination is made as described in section two of
this act in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and time-
ly effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state  of
New York in furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 44 of the
legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15524-05-2

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