senate Bill S4716

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the discontinuance of the Yonkers toll plaza on the New York state thruway

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S4716 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2842
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง354-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1014, A2469, A9003
2009-2010: S4287, A5360

S4716 - Bill Texts

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Directs the New York state thruway authority to discontinue and remove the Yonkers toll plaza on the New York state thruway.

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BILL NUMBER:S4716

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to discontinuing the Yonkers toll plaza on the New York state
thruway

PURPOSE:

To require the state Thruway Authority to remove the Yonkers Toll
Plaza.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

The public authorities law is amended by adding a new section 354 -a
to read as follows: Yonkers toll plaza discontinued. The authority
shall discontinue and remove the Yonkers Toll plaza on the New York
State Thruway.

JUSTIFICATION:

The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that the
spring valley toll plaza will be discontinued. The stated reason for
removing the plaza was that it caused traffic congestion. Nearly as
many vehicles go through the Yonkers Toll plaza daily. In addition,
the Governor plans to raise certain tolls on the Tappan Zee Bridge to
make up for the loss of revenue from closing the toll plaza at Spring
Valley Plaza. Removing the Yonkers Toll Plaza will ensure that
Westchester residents are not unfairly disadvantaged and will advance
the Thruway Authority's goal of relieving traffic congestion in the
lower Hudson Valley corridor

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009/2010 - S.4287 (Died Transportation)
2011/2012 - S1014 - Died Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

The authority is instructed to take all necessary means to make up for
the revenue loss form removing the Yonkers Toll Plaza.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become law.

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

                                  4716

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 discontinuing
  the Yonkers toll plaza on the New York state thruway

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

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 354-a to read as follows:
  S 354-A. YONKERS TOLL PLAZA DISCONTINUED. THE AUTHORITY SHALL  DISCON-
TINUE AND REMOVE THE YONKERS TOLL PLAZA ON THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03279-01-3

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