senate Bill S2084

2013-2014 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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S2084 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1749
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2858, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S742A, A258A
2009-2010: S2427, A3628

S2084 - 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:S2084

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: 2011,2012: S.742/A.258A Referred to
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions 2009,2010: S.2427/A.3628
Referred to Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions 2007,2008:
S.7483/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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2084

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

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

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.
                                                           LBD03748-01-3

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