Bill Text: NY S02777 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the triborough bridge authority to establish a cashless tolling amnesty program; requires the metropolitan transportation authority to post their fee waiver policy on their website.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-05 - PRINT NUMBER 2777A [S02777 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02777-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         2777--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 29, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sens. COMRIE, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, FELDER,
          PERSAUD, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Transporta-
          tion  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          triborough bridge authority to establish a  cashless  tolling  amnesty
          program  and  requiring  the  metropolitan transportation authority to
          post their fee waiver policy on their website; and providing  for  the
          repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

          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 553-l to read as follows:
     3    § 553-l. Cashless tolling amnesty program. 1. Notwithstanding subdivi-
     4  sion five of section five hundred fifty-three of this title or any other
     5  law,  the  authority  shall  provide  an amnesty program for any person,
     6  firm, corporation, or other entity charged with the payment of  a  cash-
     7  less  toll  fee  for  the  use  of  any bridge or tunnel operated by the
     8  authority.
     9    2. Such amnesty program shall allow any person, firm, corporation,  or
    10  other entity charged with the payment of a cashless toll fee for the use
    11  of  any  bridge or tunnel operated by the authority to pay such tolls in
    12  full and to have any toll violation fees  related  to  such  paid  tolls
    13  waived  for  a  period  of  six  months  from the effective date of this
    14  section.
    15    3. Notwithstanding subdivision five of  section  five  hundred  fifty-
    16  three  of  this  title or any other law, any cashless toll violation fee
    17  charged to any person, firm, corporation, or other entity for the use of
    18  any bridge or tunnel operated by the authority shall  not  exceed  twice
    19  the  amount  of  the  toll charged for using such bridge or tunnel for a

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  period of ninety days from the effective date of this section and  shall
     2  not  exceed  three  times  the amount of the toll charged for using such
     3  bridge or tunnel for an  additional  ninety  day  period  following  the
     4  initial ninety day period.
     5    § 2. Section 1266 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
     6  new subdivision 3-b to read as follows:
     7    3-b.  The  authority  shall conspicuously post on its website the most
     8  current version of its fee waiver policy.
     9    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
    10  the  provisions  of  section  one of this act shall expire and be deemed
    11  repealed one hundred eighty days after the effective date of  this  act.
    12  Any  rights  or  remedies  granted to an individual pursuant to this act
    13  prior to the expiration and repeal of section one of this act shall  not
    14  be affected by such expiration.
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