Bill Text: NY S03267 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides for a 50% discount for bridge and tunnel tokens issued to senior citizens.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-05 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S03267 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03267-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 5, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  discounted
          bridge and tunnel tokens issued to senior citizens
          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-j to read as follows:
     3    §  553-j.  Senior  citizen discount tokens. Notwithstanding any incon-
     4  sistent provision of law, but subject to agreements with noteholders and
     5  bondholders, the authority shall offer for sale to senior  citizens  age
     6  sixty  years  or older, tokens or other payment devices, and may, except
     7  as otherwise provided in this section, regulate the  use  thereof.  Such
     8  tokens  or other payment devices shall entitle senior citizens to cross-
     9  ings over the bridges and tunnels operated by the authority at a reduced
    10  cost of fifty percent of the regular fare or toll imposed.  Such  senior
    11  citizen discount shall be applied after any and all other discounts that
    12  the  senior citizen may be legally entitled to by law have been applied.
    13  In the event the authority shall impose a surcharge in addition  to  the
    14  regular toll for crossings over such bridges and tunnels, such surcharge
    15  shall  not be deemed a part of the regular crossing fare for purposes of
    16  this section and the tokens or other payment devices offered for sale to
    17  senior citizens as herein provided shall also entitle the purchaser to a
    18  permanent exemption from the payment of any surcharge.  Application  for
    19  such  tokens  or  other  payment devices shall be made in such manner as
    20  prescribed by the authority and shall contain such  information  as  the
    21  authority may reasonably require.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.