senate Bill S2192
(R, C, IP) 57th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Allows the department of transportation, in conjunction with the department of agriculture and markets, to investigate and resolve any barriers to bulk milk transportation; enables the state department of transportation and the NYC department of transportation to jointly establish weight standards for bulk milk haulers traveling within NYC.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in
relation to the powers and duties of the commissioner; and to amend the
vehicle and traffic law in relation to the transportation of bulk milk
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow the Departments of Agricul-
ture and Markets and Transportation to investigate and resolve any
unreasonable barriers to milk transportation in New York City and Long
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 15 of the Agriculture and Markets
Law, and section 385 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
JUSTIFICATION: Current restrictions on bulk milk haulers are having a
devastating effect on dairy operations on Long Island and in New York
City. The State and City need to work together to resolve this issue and
permit New York's dairy operations to continue their important role in
delivering Upstate New York farm milk to consumers through stores,
schools, medical facilities and other institutions in New York City.
This legislation will allow the Department of Transportation, in
conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Markets, to investi-
gate and resolve any barriers to bulk milk transportation. Addi-
tionally, this legislation will enable the State Department of Transpor-
tation and the City Department of Transportation to jointly establish
weight standards for bulk milk haulers traveling within New York City.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011, 2012: S.774 Referred to Agriculture
2009, 2010: S.2478/A.10901 Reported to Finance 2008: S.7611/A.10634
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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