senate Bill S3311

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 31, 2013 referred to transportation

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S3311 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1734
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §361, Pub Auth L; amd §1630, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S460, A1207
2009-2010: S2683A, A2776

S3311 - 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.

S3311 - Sponsor Memo

S3311 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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

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