senate Bill S742A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that farmers shall receive an exemption from tolls when transporting product to N.Y. city for consumption in the city

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 02, 2011 amended on third reading (t) 742a
Feb 15, 2011 advanced to third reading
Feb 14, 2011 2nd report cal.
Feb 08, 2011 1st report cal.74
Jan 05, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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S742 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A258A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2858, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2427, A3628

S742 - Bill Texts

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Provides that farmers shall receive an exemption from tolls when transporting product to NYC for consumption in the city.

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BILL NUMBER:S742

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing toll
exemptions for farmers transporting their goods to New York city

PURPOSE:

Provides that farmers shall receive an exemption from tolls when
transporting product to NYC for consumption in the city.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Public Authorities Law is amended to provide an exemption from any
toll imposed by an 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 of New York;
and b.) is transporting such food to the city of New York for the
purposes of consumption within such city. Any person exempt from a
toll pursuant to this law shall also be exempt from any congestion
pricing plan implemented in the City of New York. The commissioner of
transportation shall establish acceptable forms of proof to show that
an individual is in compliance with this law and is eligible for such
an exemption.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York farmers struggle under the most stringent regulations and
onerous taxes in the country, yet produce the highest quality
product. Many of these products are marketed in various ways in New
York City. Consumers are able to express their preference and
purchase these products in many restaurants, bodegas and farmers
markets. However for the farmer to deliver their products to markets
in the city, the farmer is subject to additional expenses of bridge
tolls, tunnel tolls, and possibly an additional charge for delivery
in certain areas of Manhattan. Farmers should be exempt from any toll
imposed by public authority for transportation across, on, or through
any bridge, road, or tunnel for the purposes of consumption within
the city. The cost of fuel is escalating along with the cost of
tolls. Farmers are stressed with the price of gas to transport their
products to the city for consumption to make little profit after the
cost of gas and tolls are included. To help offset these expenses,
farmers should be exempt from tolls when transporting product to NYC
for consumption in the city.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.2427/A.3638 Referred to Corporations, Authorities
& Commissions
2007-2008: S.7463/A.9917 Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined at this time.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
180 days after enactment into law.

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

                                   742

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             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.
                                                           LBD03433-01-1

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S742A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A258A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2858, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2427, A3628

S742A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Provides that farmers shall receive an exemption from tolls when transporting product to NYC for consumption in the city.

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BILL NUMBER:S742A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing toll
exemptions for farmers transporting their goods to the city of New York

PURPOSE:
Provides that farmers shall receive an exemption from tolls
when transporting product to NYC for consumption in the city.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Public Authorities Law is amended by adding a
new section 2858 to provide an exemption from any toll imposed by an
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 of New York; and b.) is transporting such food to the city of
New York for the purposes of consumption within such city. Any person
exempt from a toll pursuant to this law shall also be exempt from any
congestion pricing plan implemented in the City of New York. The
thruway authority shall establish acceptable forms of proof to show
that an individual is in compliance with this law and is eligible for
such an exemption.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York farmers struggle under the most stringent
regulations and onerous taxes in the country, yet produce the highest
quality product. Many of these products are marketed in various ways
in New York City. Consumers are able to express their preference and
purchase these products in many restaurants, bodegas and farmers
markets. However for the farmer to deliver their products to markets
in the city, the farmer is subject to additional expenses of bridge
tolls, tunnel tolls, and possibly an additional charge for delivery
in certain areas of Manhattan. Farmers should be exempt from any toll
imposed by public authority for transportation across, on, or through
any bridge, road, or tunnel for the purposes of consumption within
the city. The cost of fuel is escalating along with the cost of
tolls. Farmers are stressed with the price of gas to transport their
products to the city for consumption to make little profit after the
cost of gas and tolls are included. To help offset these expenses,
farmers should be exempt from tolls when transporting product to NYC
for consumption in the city.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.2427/A.3628 Referred to Corporations, Authorities,
and Commissions
2007-2008: S.7463/A.9917 Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined at this time.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
180 days after enactment into law.


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

                                 742--A
    Cal. No. 74

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  AVELLA, BONACIC -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Corpo-
  rations,  Authorities  and Commissions -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  in  relation  to  providing
  toll  exemptions  for  farmers transporting their goods to the city of
  New York

  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 NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY  AUTHORITY  SHALL  ESTABLISH  ACCEPTABLE
FORMS  OF  PROOF  TO  SHOW THAT AN INDIVIDUAL DOES, IN FACT, COMPLY WITH
PARAGRAPHS 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.
                                                           LBD03433-02-1

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