senate Bill S8946

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "toll payer protection act"; repealer

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Current Bill Status Via A9805 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2130
substituted for s8946
Jun 20, 2018 substituted by a9805a
ordered to third reading cal.2130
Jun 07, 2018 referred to rules

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S8946 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9805A
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §2985, add Art 9 Title 11-A §§2985 & 2985-a, Pub Auth L

S8946 - Summary

Enacts the "toll payer protection act" to establish a New York toll payers' bill of rights; provides that any person, firm, corporation, or other entity who is charged with the payment of a cashless toll fee in the state of New York shall have the option to be notified by text message or electronic mail that such fee has been so charged, the entity to which such fee must be paid, and the date by when such fee must be paid; further provides for the establishment of a payment plan for the payment of a toll fee and any related penalties; makes related provisions.

S8946 - Sponsor Memo

S8946 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8946

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 7, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting  the
  "toll  payer protection act"; and to repeal certain provisions of such
  law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "toll payer
protection act".
  S 2. Section 2985 of the public authorities law is REPEALED.
  S  3.  Article  9 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
new title 11-A to read as follows:
                               TITLE 11-A
                            TOLL COLLECTIONS
SECTION 2985. OWNER LIABILITY FOR FAILURE OF  OPERATOR  TO  COMPLY  WITH
                 TOLL COLLECTION REGULATIONS.
        2985-A. CASHLESS TOLLING.
  S  2985.  OWNER  LIABILITY FOR FAILURE OF OPERATOR TO COMPLY WITH TOLL
COLLECTION REGULATIONS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION  OF  LAW,
EVERY  PUBLIC  AUTHORITY  WHICH  OPERATES  A  TOLL HIGHWAY BRIDGE AND/OR
TUNNEL FACILITY IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED  TO  IMPOSE  MONETARY
LIABILITY  ON  THE OWNER OF A VEHICLE FOR FAILURE OF AN OPERATOR THEREOF
TO COMPLY WITH THE TOLL COLLECTION REGULATIONS OF SUCH PUBLIC  AUTHORITY
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  THE OWNER OF A VEHICLE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR A CIVIL PENALTY IMPOSED
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IF SUCH VEHICLE WAS USED OR OPERATED  WITH  THE
PERMISSION  OF  THE  OWNER,  EXPRESS  OR  IMPLIED,  IN VIOLATION OF TOLL
COLLECTION REGULATIONS, AND SUCH VIOLATION IS EVIDENCED  BY  INFORMATION
OBTAINED  FROM  A  PHOTO-MONITORING  SYSTEM,  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO
OWNER OF A VEHICLE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR A  PENALTY  IMPOSED  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  SECTION WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH VEHICLE HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A
VIOLATION OF TOLL COLLECTION REGULATIONS FOR THE SAME INCIDENT.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE  TERM  "OWNER"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY
PERSON,  CORPORATION,  PARTNERSHIP, FIRM, AGENCY, ASSOCIATION, LESSOR OR

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

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