senate Bill S792

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to farm tractors and self propelled machines used primarily for agricultural purposes

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Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

S792 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง125 & 311, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2436

S792 - Bill Texts

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Excludes farm tractors and self propelled machines used primarily for agricultural purposes from certain requirements for motor vehicles relating to registration and licensing of drivers, and financial security.

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BILL NUMBER:S792

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing a senior housing
task force

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To establish a body to analyze senior housing options and develop a
strategy to improve housing options for senior citizens as they age.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section 203-a.
Establishes the senior housing task force. Provides that such task
force shall be comprised of seventeen members and shall include one
representative each from the office for the aging, the division of
housing and community renewal, the department of health, the office
of mental health, the department of economic development, the empire
state development corporation, the office for people with
developmental disabilities, the division of protective services for
adults of the office of children and family services, and the New
York city department for the aging. The remaining eight members shall
be appointee in the following manner: three by the governor at the
recommendation of the speaker of the assembly; three by the governor
at the recommendation of the temporary president of the senate; one
by the governor upon the recommendation of the minority leader of the
assembly and one by the governor upon the recommendation of the
minority leader of the senate. Requires the task force to issue a
report by January 1, 2016 and be delivered to the governor, the speaker
of the assembly, the temporary president of the senate, the
chairpersons of the aging, health and housing committees
in the assembly and the chairpersons of the aging, health, and
housing, construction and community development committees in the
senate.

Section 2 Effective Date.

EXISTING LAW:

None.

JUSTIFICATION:

One of the most pressing needs of seniors in our state is housing.
According to a recent study by the American Association of Retired
Persons (AARP), most seniors would like to age in their own home.
Unfortunately, many of our seniors cannot appropriately age in their
current residence because there may be too many stairs, a lack of

wheelchair accessibility, or too great of a distance to their family
and caregivers. As a result of this, many seniors have no other
option to but to enter an elder care facility, including but not
limited to, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and independent
living facilities.

In order to appropriately plan for these circumstances, this
legislation creates the senior housing task force to analyze the
issue of senior housing. The task force will consist of
representatives from nine agencies as well representatives to be
appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Senate and
Assembly.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: S.110A - Amend and Recommit to Aging/A.194 - Enacting
Clause Stricken/A.9089 - Referred to Aging
2011: S.110 - Reported and Committed to Finance/A.194 -
Referred to Aging
2010: S.2208B - Passed Senate/A.3790B - Referred to Aging
2009: S.2208 Advanced to Third Reading/A.3790 - Referred to Aging
2007-08: S.8670/A.10474- Passed Both Houses - Veto #99; Tabled

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the 90th day after it shall have
become law.

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

                                   792

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  farm  trac-
  tors  and  self  propelled  machines  used  primarily for agricultural
  purposes

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

  Section  1.  Section 125 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 365 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 125. Motor vehicles. Every vehicle operated or driven upon a  public
highway  which  is  propelled  by  any  power other than muscular power,
except (a) electrically-driven mobility assistance devices  operated  or
driven  by a person with a disability, (a-1) electric personal assistive
mobility devices operated outside  a  city  with  a  population  of  one
million  or  more, (b) vehicles which run only upon rails or tracks, (c)
snowmobiles as defined in article forty-seven of this chapter,  and  (d)
all  terrain  vehicles as defined in article forty-eight-B of this chap-
ter. For the purposes of title four of  this  chapter,  the  term  motor
vehicle  shall  exclude  fire and police vehicles other than ambulances.
For the purposes of titles four and five of this chapter the term  motor
vehicles  shall  exclude  farm type tractors USED PRIMARILY FOR AGRICUL-
TURAL PURPOSES and all terrain type vehicles used exclusively for  agri-
cultural purposes, or for snow plowing, other than for hire, farm equip-
ment,  including self-propelled machines used [exclusively] PRIMARILY in
growing, harvesting or handling farm produce, and self-propelled  cater-
pillar  or  crawler-type  equipment while being operated on the contract
site.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 311 of the vehicle and traffic  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  228  of  the  laws  of 1983, is amended to read as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03426-01-1

S. 792                              2

  2. The term "motor vehicle" shall be defined as in section one hundred
twenty-five of this chapter, except that it shall also include trailers,
semi-trailers and tractors other than tractors used [exclusively] PRIMA-
RILY for agricultural purposes, and shall exclude fire and police  vehi-
cles, farm equipment, including self-propelled machines used [exclusive-
ly]  PRIMARILY in growing, harvesting or handling farm produce, tractors
used [exclusively] PRIMARILY for  agricultural  purposes,  or  for  snow
plowing  other than for hire, and self-propelled caterpillar or crawler-
type equipment while being operated on the contract site.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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