Bill Text: NY S00532 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to ambulance registration fees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00532 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00532-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  ambulance
          registration fees
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 6 of section 401 of the  vehicle
     2  and  traffic  law,  as  amended  by  chapter 168 of the laws of 1987, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    b. The provisions of this article  with  respect  to  the  payment  of
     5  registration  fees  shall  not  apply  to ambulances used exclusively to
     6  carry sick or injured persons, other than those used in the business  of
     7  carrying  or transporting sick or injured persons for [hire or] profit[,
     8  or]; provided, however, that ambulance services that  charge  a  fee  to
     9  cover  actual  costs of such services shall not be considered for profit
    10  for the purposes of this section. Nor shall  such  provisions  apply  to
    11  motor  vehicles  which  are especially constructed and equipped to carry
    12  lost, strayed, sick, maimed or disabled animals, and owned and  operated
    13  for  that  purpose  by a duly incorporated society, incorporated for the
    14  purpose of preventing cruelty to animals, or to motor vehicles owned  or
    15  controlled by the state, a city, county, village, town, school district,
    16  or  fire  district or any of the departments thereof or county extension
    17  service association or public  improvement  district  formed  under  and
    18  pursuant  to  provisions  of  the  town law, or sanitary district formed
    19  pursuant to the provisions of chapter five hundred sixteen of  the  laws
    20  of  nineteen  hundred  twenty-eight,  as  amended,  or soil conservation
    21  districts formed pursuant to the provisions  of  the  soil  conservation
    22  districts  law,  or  to  motor  vehicles  owned  by professional foreign
    23  consuls-general, consuls and vice consuls,  who  are  nationals  of  the
    24  state  appointing them and who are assigned to foreign consulates in the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 532                              2
     1  state of New York, provided that American professional consular officers
     2  of equal rank who are citizens of the United  States  and  who  exercise
     3  their official functions at American consulates in such foreign country,
     4  are  granted  reciprocal exemption, or to motor vehicles owned and oper-
     5  ated by the American Red Cross, but in other respects shall be  applica-
     6  ble.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.