senate Bill S4056

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Repeals section 271 of the highway law relating to limitations on amounts to be raised for the repair and improvement of highways by tax levy upon the vote of a town board

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 04, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.341
Mar 06, 2013 referred to transportation

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S4056 - Bill Details

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A7272
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Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld ยง271, Hway L

S4056 - Bill Texts

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Repeals certain provisions relating to limitations on amounts to be raised for the repair and improvement of highways by tax levy upon the vote of a town board.

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BILL NUMBER:S4056

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal section 271 of the highway law
relating to limitations on amounts to be raised for the repair and
improvement of highways by tax levy upon the vote of a town board

PURPOSE GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Repeals the annual cap on the amount of
tax dollars that municipalities can spend on equipment for the
improvement of highways.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 repeals Section 271 of the highway law.

Section 2 sets an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: In 1936, the State enacted a law which set annual caps
on the amount of money a town could raise in taxes to spend on repair
and improvement projects of highways and the equipment needed for such
repairs include plows, power rollers, concrete mixers and machines for
grading and scraping roads. While the tax levy was a sufficient base
to cover the costs of the equipment in the years following this law's
enactment, the current law hampers the town's ability to provide
necessary services.

Equipment needed for improvements inevitably costs substantially more
than they did since this law's enactment and subsequent additions and
restricting the money raised by the tax levy makes it difficult to
update or purchase necessary equipment. This bill repeals this
antiquated and now unnecessary law.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4056

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to repeal section 271 of the highway law relating to  limitations
  on  amounts to be raised for the repair and improvement of highways by
  tax levy upon the vote of a town board

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

  Section 1. Section 271 of the highway law is REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09585-01-3

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