Senate Bill S6316

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes short distance commuter permits for travel at no charge between certain interchanges in the Syracuse area

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S6316 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8398
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §378, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2205, A695

2015-S6316 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes short distance commuter permits for travel at no charge between certain interchanges in the Syracuse area; permits the thruway authority to restrict the use of such permit to peak commuter hours.

2015-S6316 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S6316 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6316

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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  commuter
  passes on the New York state thruway in the Syracuse area

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

  Section 1.  The opening paragraph of section 378 of the public author-
ities law is designated subdivision 1 and a new subdivision 2  is  added
to read as follows:
  2. (A) THE AUTHORITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ISSUE ANNUAL
SHORT  DISTANCE  COMMUTER  PERMITS  WHICH SHALL PROVIDE FOR TRAVEL AT NO
CHARGE BETWEEN INTERCHANGES IN PERMIT AREAS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDI-
VISION, THE TERM "PERMIT AREA" SHALL MEAN THE FOLLOWING  SET  OF  INTER-
CHANGES:   THIRTY-FOUR-A, THIRTY-FIVE, THIRTY-SIX, THIRTY-SEVEN, THIRTY-
EIGHT AND THIRTY-NINE. SUCH PERMITS  SHALL  BE  VALID  ONLY  FOR  TRAVEL
WITHIN  THE  PERMIT  AREA.  THE  AUTHORITY  MAY RESTRICT THE USE OF SUCH
PERMIT TO PEAK COMMUTER HOURS.
  (B) IF, UPON THE COMPLETION OF  AN  AUDIT  CONDUCTED  BY  A  CERTIFIED
PUBLIC  ACCOUNTANT  SELECTED  BY THE AUTHORITY, THE AUTHORITY CAN DEMON-
STRATE THAT THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AS AUTHORIZED IN  PARAGRAPH  (A)  OF
THIS SUBDIVISION FOR USE DURING PEAK COMMUTER HOURS CAUSES A SIGNIFICANT
LOSS  OF REVENUE TO THE AUTHORITY, THE AUTHORITY IS AUTHORIZED, PURSUANT
TO A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD, TO OFFER SUCH PERMITS AT A DISCOUNT OF THE
CASH COST PER MILE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT, PRIOR TO SUCH BOARD  RESOL-
UTION,  THE  AUTHORITY  SHALL  HOLD  AT  LEAST ONE PUBLIC HEARING IN THE
PERMIT AREA, AT A TIME AND LOCATION WHICH WILL, TO THE EXTENT  PRACTICA-
BLE, MAXIMIZE THE PARTICIPATION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that the thruway authori-
ty  shall  promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for the imple-
mentation of this act on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11950-01-5
              

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