Bill Text: NY S04679 | 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 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-20 - REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS [S04679 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04679-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4679
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 20, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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.
                                                                   LBD02988-01-9
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