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Regulation of toll rates
§ 131-g. Regulation of toll rates. 1. Such boards shall have power by
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to authorize an
alteration, reduction or change of the rates of toll charged or received
by any turnpike, plank or gravel road, or other toll road within such
county, or by any bridge company or ferry within such county, or, if
within more than one county, then by joint action with the supervisors
of such counties, provided such alteration shall be asked for by the
directors, trustees or owners of such road, bridge or ferry; but that no
increase of toll shall be so authorized unless notice of such proposed
increase shall have been published once each week for three successive
weeks in a newspaper having general circulation in each town in which
such road or bridge is located or in which such ferry is operated,
commencing at least thirty days prior to the date of such authorization;
and any alteration in rates of toll authorized by any board of
supervisors may be changed or modified by any subsequent board, on their
own motion, by a like vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to
such board; but nothing in this section contained shall affect or
abridge the powers of any city.

2. In the case of rates of toll for a ferry, such boards shall be
authorized to adopt a local law to provide that a ferry shall carry
without charge or fee of any kind for transportation between points
wholly within the state of New York any member of the United States
armed forces in uniform during their term of enlistment in the service
of the United States. Provided, however, that the provisions of this
subdivision shall not apply to a ferry owned or operated by a
municipality that is subject to the provisions of section one hundred
four of the transportation law.