Bill Text: NY S04640 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-19 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S04640 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04640-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 19, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  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 set forth in an attachment  to  the
    13  vehicle  registration],  (a)  between  fields, buildings, and facilities
    14  managed or operated as part of a single farm  enterprise  in  connection
    15  with the production, harvesting, processing or marketing on that farm of
    16  crops,  livestock,  or  livestock products produced on that farm; or (b)
    17  for the purpose of transporting materials from a  farm  to  the  nearest
    18  available  municipal sanitary landfill; or (c) for the purpose of trans-
    19  porting the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer  to  a  motor  vehicle
    20  repair  shop licensed pursuant to this chapter for the repair or adjust-
    21  ment of equipment provided that, in addition to the  route  restrictions
    22  set forth in this subdivision, no such transport shall be authorized (i)
    23  if  such  vehicle  has an out-of-service defect relating to load secure-
    24  ment, brake systems, steering components  and/or  coupling  devices,  or
    25  after  it  has  been  placed  out-of-service; (ii) on any limited access
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  highway; and (iii) during the period of one hour before  sunset  to  one
     2  hour  after  sunrise;  or  (d) for the purpose of transporting the motor
     3  vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, at the time of first receipt, from  its
     4  point  of sale to a farm, may be registered as provided in this subdivi-
     5  sion. Every owner of such vehicles may cause to  be  filed  by  mail  or
     6  otherwise,  with the commissioner or with any agent of the commissioner,
     7  an application for  registration  of  such  vehicle,  addressed  to  the
     8  commissioner,  and  on  a  blank to be furnished by the commissioner for
     9  that purpose, containing the information required by subdivision one  of
    10  this  section  and  such  other  information  as  the commissioner shall
    11  require. The commissioner or agent shall make such investigation, as  he
    12  or  she  shall determine necessary, and if satisfied that the vehicle is
    13  to be operated exclusively as provided in this subdivision  shall,  upon
    14  the payment of a fee of one dollar, assign to such vehicle a distinctive
    15  number and issue and deliver to the applicant a set of number plates and
    16  a  certificate  of  registration  in such form as the commissioner shall
    17  prescribe, indicating the extent to which the vehicle registered may  be
    18  operated on the public highways and such vehicle may be operated only as
    19  so indicated. For the purposes of this subdivision, the terms "farm" and
    20  "crops, livestock or livestock products," shall have the same meaning as
    21  "land  used  in agricultural production" and "crops, livestock and live-
    22  stock products," respectively, as defined in section three  hundred  one
    23  of  the agriculture and markets law, except that farmers with an average
    24  gross sales value of at least one thousand dollars per  year  of  crops,
    25  livestock, and livestock products shall be eligible to register vehicles
    26  pursuant to this subdivision.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.