S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,
Authorities and Commissions
AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing
toll exemptions for farmers transporting their goods to New York city
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public authorities law is amended by adding a new
section 2858 to read as follows:
S 2858. EXEMPTIONS FROM TOLLS. 1. ANY PUBLIC AUTHORITY UNDER TITLE
NINE OF ARTICLE TWO, TITLE TWO OF ARTICLE THREE OR TITLE THREE OF ARTI-
CLE THREE OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FROM ANY TOLL
IMPOSED BY SUCH AUTHORITY FOR TRANSPORTATION ACROSS, ON OR THROUGH ANY
BRIDGE, ROAD OR TUNNEL, FOR ANY FARMER OR FOOD PRODUCER WHO:
A. FARMS OR PRODUCES FOOD, INCLUDING FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS, ON A
PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE STATE; AND
B. IS TRANSPORTING SUCH FOOD TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK FOR THE PURPOSES
OF CONSUMPTION WITHIN SUCH CITY.
2. ANY PERSON EXEMPT FROM A TOLL PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION SHALL ALSO BE EXEMPT FROM ANY CONGESTION PRICING PLAN IMPLE-
MENTED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
3. THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL ESTABLISH ACCEPTABLE FORMS
OF PROOF TO SHOW THAT AN INDIVIDUAL DOES, IN FACT, COMPLY WITH PARA-
GRAPHS A AND B OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.