Bill S3240-2011

Relates to ambulance registration fees

Relates to ambulance registration fees.

Details

Actions

  • Mar 1, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Mar 1, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 1, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 13, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 7, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 6, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.174
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 15, 2011: referred to transportation
  • Jun 15, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 15, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 25, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 24, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.813
  • Feb 14, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - May 24, 2011
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Ayes W/R (1): Adams
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Feb 6, 2012
Ayes (17): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Stavisky, Valesky
Ayes W/R (2): Adams, Squadron

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3240

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to ambulance registration fees

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To exempt not for profit emergency medical vehicles from the payment of vehicle registration fees.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 allows ambulance services that charge a fee to cover only the actual costs of the services provided to remain exempt from paying vehicle registration fees.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Many localities rely on not-for-profit emergency rescue squads or ambulance services to transport sick and injured residents. Many of these rescue squads have operated for years on community donations. With the downturn in the economy and advances in emergency medical services and expanding roles and responsibilities, many of these ambulance services found that they needed to bill for services in order to remain solvent. Simply billing for services to remain whole does not make them a for profit entity, and as such they should not be required to pay vehicle registration fees.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3240 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 14, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to ambulance registration fees THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 6 of section 401 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 168 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read as follows: b. The provisions of this article with respect to the payment of registration fees shall not apply to ambulances used exclusively to carry sick or injured persons, other than those used in the business of carrying or transporting sick or injured persons for [hire or] profit[, or]; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AMBULANCE SERVICES THAT CHARGE A FEE TO COVER ACTUAL COSTS OF SUCH SERVICES SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PROFIT FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION. NOR SHALL SUCH PROVISIONS APPLY to motor vehicles which are especially constructed and equipped to carry lost, strayed, sick, maimed or disabled animals, and owned and operated for that purpose by a duly incorporated society, incorporated for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, or to motor vehicles owned or controlled by the state, a city, county, village, town, school district, or fire district or any of the departments thereof or county extension service association or public improvement district formed under and pursuant to provisions of the town law, or sanitary district formed pursuant to the provisions of chapter five hundred sixteen of the laws of nineteen hundred twenty-eight, as amended, or soil conservation districts formed pursuant to the provisions of the soil conservation districts law, or to motor vehicles owned by professional foreign consuls-general, consuls and vice consuls, who are nationals of the state appointing them and who are assigned to foreign consulates in the state of New York, provided that American professional consular officers
of equal rank who are citizens of the United States and who exercise their official functions at American consulates in such foreign country, are granted reciprocal exemption, or to motor vehicles owned and oper- ated by the American Red Cross, but in other respects shall be applica- ble. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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