senate Bill S5262

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the registration of certain farm vehicles

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Feb 07, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 06, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 30, 2012 1st report cal.139
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.951
May 03, 2011 referred to transportation

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Jan 30, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S5262
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S5262
16
2
committee
16
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2011

nay (2)
excused (1)

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S5262 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8351
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง401, V & T L

S5262 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the registration of certain farm vehicles.

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BILL NUMBER:S5262

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to certain
registrations of vehicles

PURPOSE:
To eliminate the additional attachment that is currently required of
farm plated vehicle registration. This attachment must be kept with
the vehicle registration at all times and creates onerous burdens on
the industry.

SUMMARY:
Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 401 Subdivision 13 is amended to
remove the additional vehicle registration requirement of attaching
farm vehicle certification to the farm vehicle registration and
having to make such documentation available at all times.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill would reduce the unnecessary and cumbersome paperwork
associated with farm plated vehicles and would help alleviate the
regulatory burden the agricultural community already wrestles with.

Farm plates provide New York producers with the opportunity to obtain
a reduced rate for vehicle and plate registration for vehicles used
exclusively in agricultural production. Currently, farm plated
vehicles are restricted to travel within a 25-mile radius of the farm
for their business needs such as traversing between fields, delivery
to/from a landfill and necessary repair and maintenance of the farm
vehicle at a repair shop.

While the 25-mile travel restriction is based on and specific to the
farm address listed on the farm vehicle's registration, the farmer
must file additional paperwork specifically addressing all points of
destination for that specific registered farm vehicle. This
information must then be kept on file with the vehicle registration
as an attachment. Each time the farmer acquires
additional land or finds it necessary to travel to an alternate
destination in order to conduct business, he/she must file another
document with the Department of Motor Vehicles which expends time and
staff resources on behalf of the farmer and the State.

With state law already strictly designating use of farm plated
vehicles to within 25 miles of the farm that the vehicle is
registered to, the additional documentation and maintenance of such
paperwork with the State is duplicative and unnecessary. The repeal
of this requirement would allow our farm community to focus their
valuable time planting and harvesting crops throughout vital months
of the year instead of complying with red tape.

HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPACT:
None to the state.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5262

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  certain
  registrations of vehicles

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 13 of section 401 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 203 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read
as follows:
  13. Registration of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers operated
upon public highways connecting portions of a farm or  farms,  municipal
sanitary  landfills and licensed motor vehicle repair shops. Motor vehi-
cles, other than motor vehicles manufactured and equipped primarily  for
the transportation of passengers, trailers and semitrailers, to be oper-
ated  by  any person, upon a public highway for the purpose of traveling
by the most direct route, but in no event further than twenty-five miles
one-way from a point on the farm as designated by the vehicle owner [and
set forth in an attachment to the  vehicle  registration],  (a)  between
fields,  buildings,  and  facilities  managed  or  operated as part of a
single farm enterprise in connection with  the  production,  harvesting,
processing  or  marketing on that farm of crops, livestock, or livestock
products produced on that farm; or (b) for the purpose  of  transporting
materials  from a farm to the nearest available municipal sanitary land-
fill; or (c) for the purpose of transporting the motor vehicle,  trailer
or  semitrailer to a motor vehicle repair shop licensed pursuant to this
chapter for the repair or adjustment  of  equipment  provided  that,  in
addition  to  the  route  restrictions set forth in this subdivision, no
such transport shall be authorized (i) if such vehicle  has  an  out-of-
service  defect  relating  to  load  securement, brake systems, steering
components and/or coupling devices, or after it has been placed  out-of-
service; (ii) on any limited access highway; and (iii) during the period

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11377-01-1

S. 5262                             2

of  one  hour before sunset to one hour after sunrise, may be registered
as provided in this subdivision. Every owner of such vehicles may  cause
to  be  filed  by  mail  or otherwise, with the commissioner or with any
agent of the commissioner, an application for registration of such vehi-
cle,  addressed  to  the commissioner, and on a blank to be furnished by
the commissioner for that purpose, containing the  information  required
by  subdivision  one  of  this section and such other information as the
commissioner shall require. The commissioner or agent  shall  make  such
investigation,  as he or she shall determine necessary, and if satisfied
that the vehicle is to be  operated  exclusively  as  provided  in  this
subdivision  shall,  upon  the payment of a fee of one dollar, assign to
such vehicle a distinctive number and issue and deliver to the applicant
a set of number plates and a certificate of registration in such form as
the commissioner shall prescribe, indicating the  extent  to  which  the
vehicle registered may be operated on the public highways and such vehi-
cle  may  be  operated  only  as  so indicated. For the purposes of this
subdivision,  the  terms  "farm"  and  "crops,  livestock  or  livestock
products,"  shall  have  the  same meaning as "land used in agricultural
production" and "crops, livestock and livestock products," respectively,
as defined in section three hundred one of the agriculture  and  markets
law,  except  that farmers with an average gross sales value of at least
one thousand  dollars  per  year  of  crops,  livestock,  and  livestock
products  shall be eligible to register vehicles pursuant to this subdi-
vision.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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