Bill Text: NY A06994 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the port authority of New York to conduct a study on the alignment of the Outerbridge Crossing in order to determine what steps would need to be taken in order to widen the bridge and increase traffic flow.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-21 - print number 6994a [A06994 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06994-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         6994--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      April 3, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. REILLY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Corporations, Authorities and Commissions -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
          committee

        AN  ACT  directing the port authority of New York to study the alignment
          of the Outerbridge Crossing, in order to widen the bridge and increase
          the flow of traffic

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. 1. The port authority of New York shall conduct a study to
     2  explore the alignment of the Outerbridge Crossing in  order  to  examine
     3  the  feasibility  of physically widening such bridge, which would result
     4  in an increase in the flow of traffic.
     5    2. Such study shall examine the alignment of the Outerbridge Crossing,
     6  with attention to the surrounding private property in the area in  which
     7  the  bridge  is located and to determine which of those properties would
     8  need to be acquired by the port authority of New York in order to  effi-
     9  ciently  expand the bridge to accomplish the goal of increasing the flow
    10  of traffic.
    11    3. Prior to the expiration of its existing study into the  Outerbridge
    12  Crossing,  the  port  authority  of New York shall issue a report of its
    13  findings on the alignment of the Outerbridge Crossing to  the  governor,
    14  the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly of
    15  the  state  of  New York, as well as to the governor of the state of New
    16  Jersey. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
    17    (a) actions that can be implemented by the port authority immediately,
    18  a plan of action for such implementation, and the estimated cost of  the
    19  implementation plan; and
    20    (b)  which, if any, surrounding property would need to be acquired and
    21  the estimated cost of acquiring such property.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10819-04-9

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     1    § 2. This act shall take effect upon the enactment  into  law  by  the
     2  state  of New Jersey of legislation having an identical effect with this
     3  act, but if the state of New Jersey  shall  have  already  enacted  such
     4  legislation,  this  act shall take effect immediately; provided that the
     5  chairman  of  the port authority of New Jersey shall notify the legisla-
     6  tive bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of  the  enactment  of
     7  the  legislation  provided  for in section one of this act in order that
     8  the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective  data  base
     9  of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance
    10  of  effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and
    11  section 70-b of the public officers law.
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