Bill Text: NY S04618 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to changing the name of the walkway over the Hudson bridge to the Eleanor Roosevelt Walkway.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S04618 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04618-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4618
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 changing  the
          name  of  the  walkway over the Hudson bridge to the Eleanor Roosevelt
          Walkway
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 7-b and 9 of section 526 of the public author-
     2  ities  law,  subdivision  7-b  as  added and subdivision 9 as amended by
     3  chapter 219 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
     4    7-b. The term ["walkway over the Hudson  bridge"]  "Eleanor  Roosevelt
     5  Walkway"  shall  be  deemed  to  mean the Poughkeepsie-Highland railroad
     6  bridge which was constructed across the Hudson river north of the Frank-
     7  lin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson bridge[.];
     8    9. The term "bridges" shall be deemed to mean collectively  Mid-Hudson
     9  bridge, Rip Van Winkle bridge, Bear Mountain bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff
    10  bridge, both spans of the Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon bridge, [walkway
    11  over the Hudson bridge] Eleanor Roosevelt Walkway, and incidental roads,
    12  approaches, structures and facilities;
    13    §  2. Subdivisions 1-a, 8 and 17 of section 528 of the public authori-
    14  ties law, subdivisions 1-a and 8 as amended and subdivision 17 as  added
    15  by chapter 219 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
    16    1-a.  To  hold in the name of the state any real property acquired for
    17  its corporate purposes and, with the approval of  the  commissioner,  to
    18  sell,  lease,  exchange,  or  otherwise  dispose of any real property or
    19  rights or easements therein, heretofore or hereafter  acquired  pursuant
    20  to  the  "state bridge authority act", determined by it to be not neces-
    21  sary for its corporate purposes,  and  shall  accept  ownership  of  the
    22  [walkway  over  the Hudson bridge] Eleanor Roosevelt Walkway in the name
    23  of the state, and acquire such incidental roads, approaches,  structures
    24  and facilities as may be necessary.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10663-01-9

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     1    8.  To  charge tolls for the use of the bridges, with the exception of
     2  the [walkway over the Hudson bridge] Eleanor Roosevelt Walkway,  subject
     3  to and in accordance with such agreements with bondholders and notehold-
     4  ers  as  may  be  made  as  hereinafter  provided, except, however, that
     5  subject  to  such  agreements the rates of tolls charged on the Franklin
     6  Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson bridge, the Kingston Rhinecliff bridge,  the
     7  Bear  Mountain  bridge, the Rip Van Winkle bridge, and the Hamilton Fish
     8  Newburgh-Beacon bridge shall be the same.
     9    17. To enter into a lease or operating agreement, for a period not  to
    10  exceed  ninety-nine  years,  with  the  office  of parks, recreation and
    11  historic preservation for all or a portion  of  the  [walkway  over  the
    12  Hudson  bridge]  Eleanor  Roosevelt  Walkway  for the purpose of a state
    13  park. Such agreement may  assign  or  allocate  responsibility  for  the
    14  construction,  operation, maintenance, replacement and management of the
    15  deck and approaches and structures providing public access to the  state
    16  park,  but the authority shall retain responsibility for maintaining the
    17  superstructure of the [walkway over the Hudson bridge] Eleanor Roosevelt
    18  Walkway. The office of parks, recreation and  historic  preservation  is
    19  authorized to enter into such agreement, which may include the installa-
    20  tion  and  maintenance  by  the office of parks, recreation and historic
    21  preservation of any personal property and equipment used  in  connection
    22  therewith.  The  office  of  parks, recreation and historic preservation
    23  shall propose in its annual budget an amount for  all  costs  and  obli-
    24  gations  under  such  agreement  and  these costs may be supplemented by
    25  private donations.
    26    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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