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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 31, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S3311
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S3311 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S3311 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law and the vehi- cle and traffic law, in relation to the exemption of certain veterans from tolls collected by the New York state thruway authority PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the exemption of honor- ably discharged U.S. veterans from payment of New York Thruway tolls. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 4 of section 1630 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended to read as follows: Charging of tolls, taxes, fees, licenses or permits for the use of the highway or any of its parts, where the imposition thereof is authorized by law. No such toll shall be imposed by the New York state thruway authority upon honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioner of trans- portation is authorized and directed to reimburse the New York state thruway authority for any loss in net revenue, up to one hundred thou- sand dollars per fiscal, due to the exemption from tolls upon honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States. JUSTIFICATION: The bill would provide a benefit to those who have honorably served our country at a nominal cost. Passage of this bill would not only provide recognition to former service men, but would also provide another incentive to individuals considering joining the mili- tary.
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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