Bill S2539-2011

Authorizes and directs the thruway authority to issue annual short distance commuter permits for travel at no charge along the thruway in the Syracuse area

Authorizes and directs the thruway authority to issue annual short distance commuter permits for travel at no charge along the thruway in the Syracuse area.

Details

Actions

  • May 15, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 25, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - May 15, 2012
Ayes (13): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Diaz, Kennedy, Valesky
Ayes W/R (3): Perkins, Smith, Squadron
Nays (3): Dilan, Adams, Stavisky

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2539

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to commuter passes on the New York state thruway in the Syracuse area

PURPOSE:

To provide no-cost Thruway travel for Syracuse-area commuters.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 -- Amends section 378 of the Public Authorities Law to allow for no-cost commuter travel on the Thruway between exits 34A, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39. Each exit is within the Syracuse-area.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation seeks to ease the financial burden that is faced by Thruway commuters in the Syracuse-area. Currently, Thruway commuters in this region must pay the standard Thruway fees imposed upon those traveling the Thruway over long distances. This legislation allows these drivers to commute at no cost.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.761/A.30003 - 2009-10; S.6133/A.9085 - 2007-2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

120 days after it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2539 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 25, 2011 ___________
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. 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. 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.

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