senate Bill S7603

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to violations concerning number plates on a toll highway, bridge and/or tunnel facility

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May 15, 2014 referred to transportation

S7603 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง402, V & T L

S7603 - Bill Texts

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Relates to violations concerning number plates on a toll highway, bridge and/or tunnel facility.

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BILL NUMBER:S7603

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to violations concerning number plates on a toll highway,
bridge and/or tunnel facility

PURPOSE: To provide increased fines for violations of the law relating
to number plates on vehicles for violations occurring on a toll
highway, bridge and/or tunnel facility.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Adds a new subdivision 9 to section
402 of the vehicle and traffic law to provide that any violation of
this section on a toll highway, bridge and/or tunnel facility shall be
punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than five
hundred dollars. This section also makes a corresponding technical
amendment to subdivision 8 of section 402.

Section 2. Effective date.

EXISTING LAW: Existing law provides fines of not less than twenty-five
nor more than two hundred dollars for violations relating to number
plates.

JUSTIFICATION: Several public authorities in New York have implemented
the electronic toll collection system commonly referred to as E-ZPass.
The E-ZPass system has increased customer convenience while reducing
travel time, fuel consumption and potential back-ups at toll plazas
for the Thruway Authority and other public authorities. While the
benefits of EZPass are numerous, it does provide opportunities for
abuse. Those who are not E-ZPass subscribers can evade tolls by
driving through lanes designated for that purpose.

This bill addresses the increasing problem of motorists using special
devices designed specifically to hide or shield a person's license
plate from the view of the cameras that are used for toll collection
enforcement by establishing higher fines for the use of such devices
on a toll highway, bridge and/or tunnel facility.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall have become a law.

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

                                  7603

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  violations
  concerning  number  plates  on  a  toll  highway, bridge and/or tunnel
  facility

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  8  of section 402 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 61 of the laws of 1989 and as  renumbered  by
chapter  648  of the laws of 2006, is amended and a new subdivision 9 is
added to read as follows:
  8. [The] EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION NINE OF THIS  SECTION,  THE
violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than
twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars.
  9.  THE  VIOLATION  OF  THIS  SECTION ON A TOLL HIGHWAY, BRIDGE AND/OR
TUNNEL FACILITY SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A  FINE  OF  NOT  LESS  THAN  ONE
HUNDRED NOR MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15275-01-4

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