Bill Text: NY S05962 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to credit card processing associated with the congestion surcharge.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-16 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S05962 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05962-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 16, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations

        AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to credit card processing asso-
          ciated with the congestion surcharge

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (b) of section 1299-b of the tax
     2  law,  as  added  by  section  2 of part NNN of chapter 59 of the laws of
     3  2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (1) The surcharge imposed by this article, and any increase in  credit
     5  card processing fees associated with the surcharge, must be passed along
     6  to  passengers  and separately stated on any receipt that is provided to
     7  such passengers. The passing  along  of  such  surcharge  shall  not  be
     8  construed  by  any court or administrative body as the imposition of the
     9  surcharge on the person or entity that pays for the for-hire transporta-
    10  tion trip. All regulatory  agencies  must  adjust  any  fares  that  are
    11  authorized by them to include the surcharge imposed by this article, and
    12  must  require  that  any  meter or other instrument used in any for-hire
    13  vehicle regulated by it to calculate fares be adjusted  to  include  the
    14  surcharge.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.