senate Bill S6836

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides a toll exemption for voluntary ambulance services

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Mar 18, 2014 referred to transportation

S6836 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3755
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Transportation
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2149, S1212
2009-2010: A6278, S1542

S6836 - Bill Texts

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Exempts voluntary ambulance service or rescue squads from tolls on any highway, bridge, tunnel or other toll road on the NYS thruway while responding to an emergency or furnishing voluntary ambulance services.

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BILL NUMBER:S6836

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to exempting voluntary ambulance
services from the payment of tolls

PURPOSE: To exempt volunteer ambulances from thruway tolls.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The payment of tolls on any highway,
bridge, tunnel or other toll road within this state shall not apply to
voluntary ambulance service operating pursuant to a valid voluntary
ambulance service statement of registration issued under section 3004
of the public health law.

Section 2. Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would exempt vehicles of a volunteer
ambulance corps, service or rescue squad from toll fees on the New
York State Thruway, provided that the service has a valid statement of
registration issued under section three thousand four of the Public
Health Law. Volunteer ambulance corps render services to many areas of
this state which do not have municipal ambulances. The members
contribute their time without compensation. The funds raise by these
organizations are used to buy vehicles, rescue equipment, gasoline and
medical supplies necessary to their operation. The ambulance services
operate in relay teams, and often transport an injured person over a
considerable distance. Tolls are paid from their general operating
funds, and if this exemption were granted, the money can be used to
improve their equipment and services to the public.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2005-06 (A.535 / S369)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minor loss of revenue to the Thruway Authority

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  6836

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 18, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT in relation to exempting voluntary ambulance  services  from  the
  payment of tolls

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the payment of tolls on any highway, bridge, tunnel or other  toll  road
within this state shall not apply to a voluntary ambulance service oper-
ating pursuant to a valid operating certificate as described in subdivi-
sion  1  of  section 3005 of the public health law while such vehicle is
responding to an emergency or furnishing voluntary ambulance services.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03564-01-3

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