Increases limitation on replacement of highway equipment expenses in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk county, from one million dollars to two million six hundred thousand dollars.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Excused (1): Morahan
BILL NUMBER: S4181
TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the highway law, in relation to the limitation on certain highway expenses in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk county
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL :
To increase the amount that the Town of Brookhaven may spend for the purchase of stone crushers, power rollers, motor trucks, scarifices, concrete mixers, traction engines or road machines for grading and scraping, equipment, tools and other implements.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
This bill amends subparagraph 1-d of paragraph a of subdivision 3 of §271 of the Highway Law to increase the amount that the Town of Brookhaven may spend for the purchase of stone crushers, power rollers, motor trucks, scarifies, concrete mixers, traction engines or road machines for grading and scraping, equipment, tools and other implements.
The Town of Brookhaven has a population of approximately 450,000 people and has grown by approximately 50,000 in the past decade. The Town's Highway Department services over 2,000 miles of road. Due to the miles of roadway and the volume of traffic these roads endure each year the $1 million limit is completely inadequate to meet the needs of the residents. Many of the equipment needs are met by leasing and renting the necessary items which keeps costs down in the short term but is less prudent financially over the long haul. There is also a concern that with the population growth that even by renting and leasing equipment needs may go unmet without an increase with the authorized spending limit
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007: Passed Senate/Assembly Transportation Cmte. 2008: Senate Transportation Cmte./Assembly Transportation Cmte.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4181 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 15, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to the limitation on certain highway expenses in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk county THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 1-d of paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 271 of the highway law, as added by chapter 523 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: (1-d)
[One]TWO million SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk county for replacement of equipment or replacement for comparable use, AS WELL AS NEW PURCHASES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05090-01-9