Bill Text: NY S04104 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to solicitation of donations on state highways.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-28 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S04104 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04104-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  the  solic-
          itation of donations on state highways
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 1157 of the vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows:
     3    (d)  (i)  Notwithstanding  subdivisions (a) and (c) of this section, a
     4  person shall be permitted to occupy any part of a state highway  outside
     5  the  geographical  boundaries  of  a  city or village for the purpose of
     6  soliciting on behalf of a fire company as defined by subdivision two  of
     7  section  one hundred of the general municipal law, a voluntary ambulance
     8  service as defined by subdivision three of section one  hundred  of  the
     9  general  municipal law, or an organization exempt from taxation pursuant
    10  to section 501 (c) of the internal revenue code unless prohibited  by  a
    11  local law of the town in which such solicitation occurs.
    12    (ii)  Nothing  in  this  subdivision shall be interpreted to authorize
    13  towns to prohibit solicitations authorized by subdivision (a) or (c)  of
    14  this section.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.