Bill S7467-2011

Increases the base pilotage tariffs at Sandy Hook, Sands Point and Execution Rocks

Increases the base pilotage tariffs at Sandy Hook, Sands Point and Execution Rocks.

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  • Jun 20, 2012: SUBSTITUTED BY A10573
  • Jun 20, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1443
  • Jun 20, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 23, 2012: REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION

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BILL NUMBER:S7467

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the navigation law, in relation to the base pilotage tariffs at Sandy Hook, Sands Point and Execution Rocks

PURPOSE: Increases the base pilotage tariffs at Sandy Hook, Sands Point and Execution Rocks.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends Section 88 of the Navigation Law to adjust the pilotage tariff table over a five year period commencing January 1, 2013. As agreed to by the shipping industry, there is a three percent rate increase in 2013, two percent in 2014, three percent in 2015, a two percent increase in 2016 and a two percent increase in 2017.

Section 1 amends item (A) of subclause 1 of clause (ii) of subparagraph 1 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 88 of the navigation law, as amended by chapter 537 of the laws of 2012. It establishes five new tariff tables, the first is effective January 1, 2013. Each subsequent table replaces its predecessor effective a year thereafter.

Section 2 provides that the bill takes effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Adjusting the tariff schedule recognizes the change in the nature of vessels utilizing the Port. When the schedule was established 29 years ago, vessel size was well within the established limits. However, during that time, vessels have doubled in size and can accommodate much more cargo. Therefore, the total number of ships has decreased while total tonnage and value of cargo has increased. Schedule adjustments are necessary to compensate for the resulting decreased revenue stream thereby enabling the Pilots to maintain their historically exemplary level of service.

The increase is necessary to allow the Sandy Hook pilots to expand educational programs for pilots, fund the cost of newly added employees and increased operational expenses such as insurance and fuel, and to make necessary capital improvements to the pilot base.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7467 IN SENATE May 23, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sens. LANZA, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation AN ACT to amend the navigation law, in relation to the base pilotage tariffs at Sandy Hook, Sands Point and Execution Rocks THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Item (A) of subclause 1 of clause (ii) of subparagraph 1 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 88 of the navigation law, as amended by chapter 537 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (A) (i) The following rate table shall be used to calculate base pilo- tage tariffs: [PILOTAGE UNITS (P.U.) TARIFF 0 to 24.99 $608 25 to 49.99 $714 50 to 99.99 $883 100 to 499.99 $(8.87 x P.U.) 500 and up $((P.U. - 500) x 1.18) + 4435 (ii) Effective January first, two thousand eleven, the following rate table shall be used to calculate base pilotage tariffs: PILOTAGE UNITS (P.U.) TARIFF 0 to 24.99 $626 25 to 49.99 $735 50 to 99.99 $909 100 to 499.99 $(9.14 x P.U.) 500 and up $((P.U. - 500) x 1.22) + 4570 (iii) Effective January first, two thousand twelve, the following rate table shall be used to calculate base pilotage tariffs:] PILOTAGE UNITS (P.U.) TARIFF 0 to 24.99 $651
25 to 49.99 $764 50 to 99.99 $945 100 to 499.99 $(9.51 x P.U.) 500 and up $((P.U. - 500) x 1.27) + 4755 (II) EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, THE FOLLOWING RATE TABLE SHALL BE USED TO CALCULATE BASE PILOTAGE TARIFFS: PILOTAGE UNITS (P.U.) TARIFF 0 TO 24.99 $671 25 TO 49.99 $787 50 TO 99.99 $973 100 TO 499.99 $(9.80 X P.U.) 500 AND UP $((P.U. - 500) X 1.31) + 4900 (III) EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, THE FOLLOWING RATE TABLE SHALL BE USED TO CALCULATE BASE PILOTAGE TARIFFS: PILOTAGE UNITS (P.U.) TARIFF 0 TO 24.99 $684 25 TO 49.99 $803 50 TO 99.99 $992 100 TO 499.99 $(10.00 X P.U.) 500 AND UP $((P.U. - 500) X 1.34) + 5000 (IV) EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, THE FOLLOWING RATE TABLE SHALL BE USED TO CALCULATE BASE PILOTAGE TARIFFS: PILOTAGE UNITS (P.U.) TARIFF 0 TO 24.99 $705 25 TO 49.99 $827 50 TO 99.99 $1022 100 TO 499.99 $(10.30 X P.U.) 500 AND UP $((P.U. - 500) X 1.38) + 5150 (V) EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN, THE FOLLOWING RATE TABLE SHALL BE USED TO CALCULATE BASE PILOTAGE TARIFFS: PILOTAGE UNITS (P.U.) TARIFF 0 TO 24.99 $719 25 TO 49.99 $844 50 TO 99.99 $1042 100 TO 499.99 $(10.51 X P.U.) 500 AND UP $((P.U. - 500) X 1.41) + 5255 (VI) EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, THE FOLLOWING RATE TABLE SHALL BE USED TO CALCULATE BASE PILOTAGE TARIFFS: PILOTAGE UNITS (P.U.) TARIFF 0 TO 24.99 $733 25 TO 49.99 $861 50 TO 99.99 $1063 100 TO 499.99 $(10.72 X P.U.) 500 AND UP $((P.U. - 500) X 1.44) + 5360 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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