Bill Text: NY S03211 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires cash lanes be made available at certain toll barriers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S03211 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03211-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  requiring
          cash lanes to be made available at certain toll barriers
          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 1266-l to read as follows:
     3    §  1266-l.  Placement  of  electronic  toll collection system lanes at
     4  metropolitan transportation authority toll  barriers  located  within  a
     5  city  having  a  population  of one million or more. The chairman of the
     6  authority shall establish, by rule or regulation, requirements  for  the
     7  placement  of  at  least  one  cash  lane  to  be made available for the
     8  collection of tolls and fares where electronic toll collection  systems,
     9  as  defined in subdivision twelve of section twenty-nine hundred eighty-
    10  five of this chapter, have been designated at the toll barriers operated
    11  by the metropolitan transportation authority at a toll highway,  bridge,
    12  tunnel  or  other thoroughfare located within a city having a population
    13  of one million or more. Such rules and  regulations  shall  specify  the
    14  general  location  of  the  roadway  lanes  in which cash lanes shall be
    15  located.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    17  it shall have become a law, provided, however, that the chairman of  the
    18  metropolitan  transportation  authority  is  authorized  and directed to
    19  promulgate  any  rules  and  regulations  necessary  to  implement   the
    20  provisions of this act on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.