Bill Text: NY S04315 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes a county board of supervisors to require that a ferry operating within such county transport without charge or fee of any kind, any soldier, sailor or marine in uniform during their term of enlistment in the service of the state or the United States.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S04315 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04315-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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            S. 4315                                                  A. 6365
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                SENATE - ASSEMBLY
                                      March 7, 2019
                                       ___________
        IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta-
          tion
        IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
          to the Committee on Transportation
        AN  ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to providing that a county
          board of supervisors shall be authorized to require that a ferry shall
          carry without charge or fee of any kind for transportation any  member
          of the United States armed forces or organized militia of the state in
          uniform during their term of enlistment in the service of the state or
          United States
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 131-g of the highway law, as amended by chapter 897
     2  of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 131-g. Regulation of toll rates. 1. Such boards shall have power  by
     4  a  vote  of two-thirds of all the members elected to authorize an alter-
     5  ation, reduction or change of the rates of toll charged or  received  by
     6  any turnpike, plank or gravel road, or other toll road within such coun-
     7  ty,  or by any bridge company or ferry within such county, or, if within
     8  more than one county, then by joint action with the supervisors of  such
     9  counties,  provided such alteration shall be asked for by the directors,
    10  trustees or owners of such road, bridge or ferry; but that  no  increase
    11  of  toll  shall be so authorized unless notice of such proposed increase
    12  shall have been published once each week for three successive weeks in a
    13  newspaper having general circulation in each town in which such road  or
    14  bridge  is  located  or  in  which such ferry is operated, commencing at
    15  least thirty days prior to the  date  of  such  authorization;  and  any
    16  alteration  in  rates of toll authorized by any board of supervisors may
    17  be changed or modified by any subsequent board, on their own motion,  by
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03221-01-9

        S. 4315                             2                            A. 6365
     1  a  like vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to such board; but
     2  nothing [herein] in this section contained shall affect or  abridge  the
     3  powers of any city.
     4    2.  In  the  case  of  rates of toll for a ferry, such boards shall be
     5  authorized to provide that a ferry shall carry without charge or fee  of
     6  any  kind  for  transportation between points wholly within the state of
     7  New York any member of the United States armed forces or organized mili-
     8  tia of the state in uniform during  their  term  of  enlistment  in  the
     9  service  of  the  state  or United States. Such boards are authorized to
    10  adopt local laws required to implement and administer this subdivision.
    11    § 2. Severability. The provisions of this act shall be  severable  and
    12  if  any  portion  thereof  or the applicability thereof to any person or
    13  circumstances shall be held invalid, the remainder of this act  and  the
    14  application thereof shall not be affected thereby.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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