senate Bill S7297

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the imposition and collection of tolls for the passage of motor vehicles over highways in a city having a population of one million or more

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May 09, 2014 referred to transportation

S7297 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10177
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง391, V & T L

S7297 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the imposition and collection of tolls for the passage of motor vehicles over highways in a city having a population of one million or more.

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BILL NUMBER:S7297

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to prohibiting the imposition of a toll or fee for passage of
a motor vehicle over a highway within a city having a population of
one million or more

PURPOSE:

To prohibit the imposition and collection of tolls for the passage of
motor vehicles over highways in a city having a population of one
million or more.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends Section 391 by adding another
subdivision, 2, which states that notwithstanding any provision of law
to the contrary, no person, corporation, public authority,
municipality, the state, nor any agency of the state or of a political
subdivision thereof shall be authorized to impose or receive a toll or
fee for passage of a motor vehicle over any highway within a city
having a population of one million or more.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill would prohibit the imposition of motor vehicle tolls or fees
on highways and roads in the City of New York. Recently, the United
States Department of Transportation recently unveiled "The Grow
America Act" that would remove the federal ban which prevents states
from tolling interstate highways. One of the main purposes for the
creation of the interstate highway system was to promote the free
travel of the public and to connect our country together. Presently,
there are current funding streams to maintain our highways and roads.
Adding tolls on our interstate highways will place another burden on
our already overtaxed residents.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7297

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  prohibiting
  the  imposition of a toll or fee for passage of a motor vehicle over a
  highway within a city having a population of one million or more

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

  Section  1.  Section  391 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended to
read as follows:
  S 391. Rates of toll on motor vehicles. 1. Where a different  rate  is
not  otherwise prescribed or permitted by law, any person or corporation
maintaining a plank road, turnpike road or  bridge  and  authorized,  or
which shall be hereafter authorized, to receive tolls for the passage of
motor  vehicles over the same, may charge and receive for each and every
motor vehicle propelled by any power other than  animal  power,  passing
over  the same, a toll rate not greater than the maximum rate allowed by
law to be charged and received for the passage of a vehicle  drawn  over
such  road  or bridge by two animals, provided that for such motor vehi-
cles designed to carry only two persons the  rate  of  toll  charged  or
received  shall not exceed the maximum rate allowed by law to be charged
and received for the passage of  a  vehicle  drawn  over  such  road  or
bridge, without a load, by a single animal.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO PERSON,
CORPORATION, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, MUNICIPALITY, THE STATE, NOR  ANY  AGENCY
OF  THE  STATE OR OF A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF SHALL BE AUTHORIZED
TO IMPOSE OR RECEIVE A TOLL OR FEE FOR PASSAGE OF A MOTOR  VEHICLE  OVER
ANY HIGHWAY WITHIN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15090-01-4

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