Bill Text: NY A03860 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to the registration of certain farm vehicles.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-13 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A03860 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03860-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        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:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  13 of section 401 of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law, as amended by chapter 295 of the laws of 2016, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    13. Registration of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers operated
     5  upon  public  highways connecting portions of a farm or farms, municipal
     6  sanitary landfills, licensed motor vehicle repair shops and the point of
     7  sale of the vehicle. Motor vehicles, other than motor vehicles  manufac-
     8  tured  and  equipped  primarily  for  the  transportation of passengers,
     9  trailers and semitrailers, to be operated by any person, upon  a  public
    10  highway for the purpose of traveling by the most direct route, but in no
    11  event further than twenty-five miles one-way from a point on the farm as
    12  designated  by the vehicle owner and which designated point is set forth
    13  in an attachment to the vehicle registration, (a) between fields, build-
    14  ings, and facilities managed or operated as part of a single farm enter-
    15  prise in connection  with  the  production,  harvesting,  processing  or
    16  marketing  on  that  farm  of  crops,  livestock,  or livestock products
    17  produced on that farm; or (b) for the purpose of transporting  materials
    18  from a farm to the nearest available municipal sanitary landfill; or (c)
    19  for the purpose of transporting the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrail-
    20  er  to a motor vehicle repair shop licensed pursuant to this chapter for
    21  the repair or adjustment of equipment provided that, in addition to  the
    22  route  restrictions  set  forth  in  this subdivision, no such transport
    23  shall be authorized (i) if such vehicle  has  an  out-of-service  defect
    24  relating  to  load securement, brake systems, steering components and/or
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  coupling devices, or after it has been placed  out-of-service;  (ii)  on
     2  any  limited  access  highway;  and  (iii) during the period of one hour
     3  before sunset to one hour after sunrise;  or  (d)  for  the  purpose  of
     4  transporting  the  motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, at the time of
     5  first receipt, from its point of sale to a farm, may  be  registered  as
     6  provided  in this subdivision. Every owner of such vehicles may cause to
     7  be filed by mail or otherwise, with the commissioner or with  any  agent
     8  of  the  commissioner,  an application for registration of such vehicle,
     9  addressed to the commissioner, and on a blank to  be  furnished  by  the
    10  commissioner  for  that  purpose, containing the information required by
    11  subdivision one of this  section  and  such  other  information  as  the
    12  commissioner  shall  require.  The commissioner or agent shall make such
    13  investigation, as he or she shall determine necessary, and if  satisfied
    14  that  the  vehicle  is  to  be  operated exclusively as provided in this
    15  subdivision shall, upon the payment of a fee of one  dollar,  assign  to
    16  such vehicle a distinctive number and issue and deliver to the applicant
    17  a set of number plates and a certificate of registration in such form as
    18  the  commissioner  shall  prescribe,  indicating the extent to which the
    19  vehicle registered may be operated on the public highways and such vehi-
    20  cle may be operated only as so  indicated.  For  the  purposes  of  this
    21  subdivision,  the  terms  "farm"  and  "crops,  livestock  or  livestock
    22  products," shall have the same meaning as  "land  used  in  agricultural
    23  production" and "crops, livestock and livestock products," respectively,
    24  as  defined  in section three hundred one of the agriculture and markets
    25  law, except that farmers with an average gross sales value of  at  least
    26  one  thousand  dollars  per  year  of  crops,  livestock,  and livestock
    27  products shall be eligible to register vehicles pursuant to this  subdi-
    28  vision.
    29    §  2.  Nothing  contained  in  this  act shall be deemed to invalidate
    30  registration attachments required pursuant to subdivision 13 of  section
    31  401 of the vehicle and traffic law prior to the amendment of such subdi-
    32  vision made by section one of this act.
    33    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.