Bill Text: NY S00504 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the adjudication of toll collection violations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00504 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00504-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  adjudication
          of toll collection violations
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 2985 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
     2  adding three new subdivisions 15, 16 and 17 to read as follows:
     3    15. In addition to any monetary liability that may be imposed pursuant
     4  to this section, a public authority that operates a toll highway, bridge
     5  or  tunnel  facility  is  hereby  authorized  and empowered to impose an
     6  administrative fee or fees on an owner, an operator or an account holder
     7  that has violated toll collection regulations.
     8    16. Any notice required to be sent pursuant to this section  by  first
     9  class  mail  may  instead  be sent, with consent, by electronic means of
    10  communication. A manual or automatic record of electronic communications
    11  prepared in this ordinary course of business shall be adequate  evidence
    12  of electronic notice.
    13    17. The New York state thruway authority and the New York state bridge
    14  authority  are authorized to adopt rules and regulations to establish an
    15  administrative tribunal  to  adjudicate  the  liability  of  owners  for
    16  violation of toll collection regulations as defined in and in accordance
    17  with  the provisions of this section and the applicable toll regulations
    18  of such authorities. Such tribunal shall have, with respect to violation
    19  of toll collection regulations of such authorities, non-exclusive juris-
    20  diction over violations of the rules and regulations which may from time
    21  to time be established  by  such  authorities  in  accordance  with  the
    22  provisions  of this section. Violations shall be heard and determined in
    23  the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred or in  the
    24  county  in which the public authority has its primary or regional admin-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  istrative offices and regulations may provide for the conduct  of  hear-
     2  ings via videoconferencing.
     3    §  2.  Subdivision 10 of section 1209-a of the public authorities law,
     4  as amended by chapter 379 of the laws of 1992, is  amended  to  read  as
     5  follows:
     6    10.  Funds. [All] Except for penalties, evaded tolls and other charges
     7  collected and paid to the triborough  bridge  and  tunnel  authority  in
     8  accordance  with  the  provisions of section twenty-nine hundred eighty-
     9  five of this chapter, all penalties collected pursuant to the provisions
    10  of this section shall be paid to the authority to the credit of a trans-
    11  it crime fund which the authority shall establish. Any sums in this fund
    12  shall be used to pay for programs selected by the board of the  authori-
    13  ty, in its discretion, to reduce the incidence of crimes and infractions
    14  on  transit  facilities,  or  to improve the enforcement of laws against
    15  such crimes and infractions. Such funds shall be in addition to and  not
    16  in  substitution  for any funds provided by the state or the city of New
    17  York for such purposes.
    18    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    19  it shall have become a law.