Bill S6526A-2011

Relates to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

Relates to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.

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  • Jun 20, 2012: SUBSTITUTED BY A10592
  • Jun 20, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1435
  • Jun 20, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 8, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 6526A
  • Jun 8, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Feb 23, 2012: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6526A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the navigation law, in relation to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound

PURPOSE: The bill establishes a new system of pilotage fees for the Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 89-b of the navigation law to establish a new system of pilotage fees for Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound. The section establishes a five year schedule of pilotage rates as follows: effective January 1, 2013 - $8.11 per pilotage unit; on January 1, 2014 - $8.27 per pilotage unit; on January 1, 2015 $8.44; on January 1, 2016 - $8.60; on January 1, 2017 - $8.86.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would adjust the pilotage rates for foreign trade vessels entering and leaving the Long Island-Block Island Sound for the first time since 2007. In order to fairly compensate pilots at Long Island and Block Island Sound ports, this bill would establish a five year schedule for an increase in pilotage fees.

Merchant ships entering the Long Island and Block Island Sounds are required by law to take aboard a local pilot to direct the vessel's movement and docking. Connecticut and New York share authority to regulate pilotage and a 1999 memorandum of agreement was established for licensed pilots to participate in a joint rotation of the pilots.

The legislation is based upon the recommendation of the Connecticut Pilot Commission. The Commission believes the rate structure should fairly compensate pilots, justify the substantial capital investment required to acquire and maintain pilots' boats and to provide training costs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6526--A IN SENATE February 23, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to rates for pilotage on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph b of subdivision 4 of section 89-b of the navigation law, as amended by chapter 339 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (1) Upon the effective date of this paragraph and thereafter: All vessels shall pay seven dollars per pilotage unit; [upon one year after the effective date of a chapter of the laws of two thousand seven that amended this subparagraph and thereafter, all vessels shall pay seven dollars and forty-two cents per pilotage unit; and, upon two years after the effective date of a chapter of the laws of two thousand seven that amended this subparagraph and thereafter, all vessels shall pay seven dollars and eighty-seven cents per pilotage unit] FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND ELEVEN CENTS PER PILOTAGE UNIT; FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOU- SAND FIFTEEN, ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND TWENTY-SEVEN CENTS PER PILOTAGE UNIT; FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN UNTIL JANU- ARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND FORTY-FOUR CENTS PER PILOTAGE UNIT; FROM JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN UNTIL JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND SIXTY CENTS PER PILOTAGE UNIT; ON AND AFTER JANU- ARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN ALL VESSELS SHALL PAY EIGHT DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-SIX CENTS PER PILOTAGE UNIT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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