Bill Text: NY S01095 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs the New York state thruway authority to establish an electronic toll collection device for trucks used by farms, which grants a 10% discount for use of the thruway.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-10 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01095 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01095-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 10, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. AMEDORE, AKSHAR, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to directing the
          New  York  state  thruway  authority to establish a farm EZ pass which
          grants discounted tolls for certain motor  vehicles  used  by  persons
          engaged in agricultural production
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 378-b to read as follows:
     3    §  378-b.  Farm  EZ  pass.  1. The authority shall establish and issue
     4  electronic toll collection devices for single  unit  trucks  and  trucks
     5  having  two  or  more  axles which are owned and operated by a person or
     6  entity engaged in the  production  of  crops,  livestock  and  livestock
     7  products,  as defined in subdivision two of section three hundred one of
     8  the agriculture and markets law, when such trucks are  used  exclusively
     9  to further the conducting of such production. The use of such electronic
    10  toll collection devices shall provide a ten percent discount on the toll
    11  otherwise  imposed  for  the  use  of the thruway system, or any portion
    12  thereof, by the truck to which the device is affixed.
    13    2. The authority shall promulgate rules and regulations  to  implement
    14  the  provisions  of  this  section,  including  establishing the type of
    15  documentation or other proof required to prove that a  truck  is  exclu-
    16  sively  used to further the conducting of the production of crops, live-
    17  stock and livestock products.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    19  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, any rules  and  regu-
    20  lations  necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effec-
    21  tive date are authorized and directed to be completed on or before  such
    22  date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.