Bill S32B-2013

Requires cash lanes be made available at certain toll barriers

Requires cash lanes be made available at certain toll barriers.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Apr 29, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 32B
  • Apr 29, 2013: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Mar 14, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 32A
  • Mar 14, 2013: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S32B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring cash lanes to be made available at certain toll barriers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The provision of electronic collection of tolls for certain highway bridge and/or tunnel facilities offers significant benefits to the majority of the motoring public, including increased customer convenience, road congestion relief, cost reductions and enhanced traffic management, but it could result in causing inconvenience, aggravating congestion, increasing costs and lessening management control for motorists who do not have electronic toll collection accounts. The proposed legislation would insure at least one cash facility is available in Cities of 1,000,000 or more to motorists without electronic toll collection accounts.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, provided, however, that the commissioner of transportation is authorized and directed to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on or before such effective date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 32--B 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- commit- tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom- mitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring cash lanes to be made available at certain toll barriers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public authorities law is amended by adding a new section 1266-j to read as follows: S 1266-J. PLACEMENT OF ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM LANES AT METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TOLL BARRIERS LOCATED WITHIN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE AUTHORITY SHALL ESTABLISH, BY RULE OR REGULATION, REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF AT LEAST ONE CASH LANE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE COLLECTION OF TOLLS AND FARES WHERE ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEMS, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWELVE OF SECTION TWENTY-NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY- FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AT THE TOLL BARRIERS OPERATED BY THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AT A TOLL HIGHWAY, BRIDGE, TUNNEL OR OTHER THOROUGHFARE LOCATED WITHIN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL SPECIFY THE GENERAL LOCATION OF THE ROADWAY LANES IN WHICH CASH LANES SHALL BE LOCATED. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, provided, however, that the chairman of the metropolitan transportation authority is authorized and directed to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on or before such effective date.

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