Bill Text: NY A03466 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Allows the thruway authority to offer discounted tokens to residents of Rockland and Westchester counties for Tappan Zee bridge crossings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A03466 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03466-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ZEBROWSKI, JAFFEE -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to allowing  the
          New  York  state  thruway authority to offer a discounted toll rate to
          residents of Rockland and Westchester counties for Tappan  Zee  bridge
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 354-a to read as follows:
     3    §   354-a.   Resident  discount.    Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent
     4  provision of law, but subject to agreements with noteholders  and  bond-
     5  holders, the authority shall offer a discounted toll rate for Tappan Zee
     6  bridge  crossings  to residents of the county of Rockland and the county
     7  of Westchester and may, except as otherwise provided  in  this  section,
     8  regulate  the  use  thereof. The discount for residents of the county of
     9  Rockland and the county of Westchester shall entitle such  residents  to
    10  crossings  over  the  Tappan  Zee  bridge at a reduced cost of sixty per
    11  centum of the regular crossing fare imposed on nonresidents of the coun-
    12  ty of Rockland and the county of Westchester. In the event the authority
    13  shall impose a surcharge in addition to the regular toll  for  crossings
    14  over the Tappan Zee bridge, such surcharge shall not be deemed a part of
    15  the regular crossing fare for purposes of this section, and the discount
    16  offered  to  the  residents  of the county of Rockland and the county of
    17  Westchester as herein provided shall also entitle such  residents  to  a
    18  permanent  exemption from the payment of any such surcharge in an amount
    19  equal to the amount of any such surcharge imposed during  calendar  year
    20  two  thousand  nineteen.  Application for such discount shall be made in
    21  such manner as prescribed by the authority and shall contain such infor-
    22  mation as the authority may reasonably require.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.