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