senate Bill S3270

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires port authority to acquire economic impact statement prior to increasing bridge and tunnel tolls

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Feb 05, 2019 referred to transportation

S3270 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A949
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Laws Affected:
Amd §11, Chap 47 of 1931
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1819, A7155
2011-2012: S6034, A348
2013-2014: S2472, A520
2015-2016: S3391, A6495
2017-2018: S2818, A3258

S3270 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the port authority of New York and New Jersey to acquire an economic impact statement by an independent contractor at least 30 days prior to increasing bridge and tunnel tolls.

S3270 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3270 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3270

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend chapter 47 of the laws of 1931 relating to declaring the
  policy of the states of New York and New Jersey in regard  to  certain
  vehicular bridges and tunnels within the port of New York district, in
  relation  to economic impact statements prior to the increase of tolls
  for the use of bridges and tunnels

  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 11 of chapter 47 of the
laws of 1931 relating to declaring the policy of the states of New  York
and New Jersey in regard to certain vehicular bridges and tunnels within
the  port of New York district, as amended by chapter 807 of the laws of
1955, is amended to read as follows:
  The port authority is hereby authorized to make and enforce such rules
and regulations and to establish, levy and collect such tolls and  other
charges  in  connection  with any vehicular bridges and tunnels which it
may now or hereafter be authorized to own, construct, operate or control
(including the said Holland tunnel and the said Midtown Hudson  tunnel),
as  it  may  deem  necessary,  proper or desirable, which said tolls and
charges shall be at  least  sufficient  to  meet  the  expenses  of  the
construction,  operation and maintenance thereof, and to provide for the
payment of, with interest upon, and the amortization and  retirement  of
bonds  or  other securities or obligations issued or incurred for bridge
or tunnel purposes.  There  shall  be  allocated  to  the  cost  of  the
construction,  operation  and  maintenance  of such bridges and tunnels,
such proportion of the general expenses of  the  port  authority  as  it
shall  deemed  properly  chargeable thereto.   NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, NO TOLL OR OTHER CHARGE IN  CONNECTION
WITH  ANY  VEHICULAR  BRIDGE OR TUNNEL SHALL BE INCREASED UNTIL NOT LESS
THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF AN ECONOMIC IMPACT  STATEMENT  ON

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

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