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Bill S2736-2013

Prohibits new or extensions or amendments of existing contracts by the state or any municipality to provide a person with the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis

Prohibits new or extensions or amendments of existing contracts by the state or any municipality providing a person with the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 23, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S2736

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the prohibition of new or extensions of existing contracts by the state or any municipality to provide a person with the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis

PURPOSE: This bill provides that neither the state nor any municipal subdivision thereof and any department, bureau, board, commission, authority or any other agency or instrumentality of the state or any municipal subdivision thereof shall provide or enter into a contract or agreement to Provide any person the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - adds a new section 162-a to the Executive Law to provide that the state, and any municipal subdivision thereof and any department, bureau, board, commission, authority or any other agency or instrumentality of the state or any municipal subdivision thereof shall provide or enter into a contract or agreement to provide any person the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis.

Section 2 - Effective date.

CURRENT LAW: Currently, twenty-four hour vehicles are provided to employees by state and local governments across the state.

JUSTIFICATION: Twenty-four hour employee use of a vehicle is an extravagance that our state and local governments can no longer afford. Often, this perk is justified on the basis that the employee may be called at any time, but there is no reason why, when most employees are responsible for getting to work with their own transportation, a select few should get this special treatment. Getting to and from work should be a prerequisite for all employees. The costs of purchasing or leasing, maintaining and insuring these vehicles by state and local governments is enormous. With business and individual taxpayers "tightening their belts" to survive the current economic downturn, it is both appropriate and prudent that the state also cut unnecessary expenses.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Substantial savings to state and local governments.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4000A - - FINANCE 2011: S.4000 -- FINANCE 2009-2010: S.4568 -- FINANCE

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect April 1, 2014.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2736 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the prohibition of new or extensions of existing contracts by the state or any municipality to provide a person with the use of a vehicle on a twenty-four hour basis THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 162-a to read as follows: S 162-A. CONTRACTS FOR THE USE OF VEHICLES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW, GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL, THE STATE AND ANY MUNICIPAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF AND ANY DEPARTMENT, BUREAU, BOARD, COMMISSION, AUTHORITY OR ANY OTHER AGENCY OR INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE OR ANY MUNICIPAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF SHALL NOT PROVIDE OR ENTER INTO A CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT OR EXTENSION OR AMENDMENT OF AN EXISTING CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE ANY PERSON THE USE OF A VEHICLE ON A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR BASIS. S 2. This act shall take effect April 1, 2014.

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