Bill Text: NY S01017 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that farmers shall receive an exemption from tolls when transporting products to the city of New York for consumption in such city, subject to an appropriation for the 2021-22 state fiscal year.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-19 - RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN [S01017 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01017-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 10, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG, AKSHAR, FUNKE, ORTT, RITCHIE -- read twice
          and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
          on Corporations, 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:
     1    Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
     2  section 2858 to read as follows:
     3    § 2858. Exemptions from tolls. 1. Subject  to  an  appropriation  made
     4  therefor  during  the two thousand twenty-one -- two thousand twenty-two
     5  state fiscal year, any public authority under title nine of article two,
     6  title two of article three or title three of article three of this chap-
     7  ter, shall provide an exemption from any toll imposed by such  authority
     8  for transportation across, on or through any bridge, road or tunnel, for
     9  any farmer or food producer who:
    10    a.  farms  or  produces  food,  including fish and fish products, on a
    11  property located in the state; and
    12    b. is transporting such food to the city of New York for the  purposes
    13  of consumption within such city.
    14    2.  Any  person exempt from a toll pursuant to subdivision one of this
    15  section shall also be exempt from any  congestion  pricing  plan  imple-
    16  mented in the city of New York.
    17    3.  The  New  York  state thruway authority shall establish acceptable
    18  forms of proof to show that an individual does,  in  fact,  comply  with
    19  paragraphs a and b of subdivision one of this section.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    21  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.