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 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

S792 - Details

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

S792 - Summary

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.

S792 - Sponsor Memo

S792 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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  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


  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
  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

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


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