Relates to metropolitan commuter transportation district registration fee exemptions for farm vehicles.
Ayes (56): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (2): Perkins, Squadron
Excused (3): Golden, Hassell-Thomps, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to metropolitan commuter transportation district registration fee exemptions for farm vehicles
To remove the requirement that farm vehicles pay the metropolitan commuter transportation district (MCTD) supplemental registration fee.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends section 499-a of the vehicle and traffic law to state that registrants of farm vehicles shall not be charged the MTA supplemental registration fee.
Section two amends section 499-b of the vehicle and traffic law to state that registrants of farm vehicles shall not pay the MTA supplemental registration fee.
Section three provides the effective date.
Currently, registrants of farm vehicles who reside in the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (City of New York and the Counties of Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester) must pay to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles a supple- mental registration fee.
According to State law, farm vehicles are only allowed to travel between points within New York State on public highways connecting portions of a farm or farms, municipal sanitary landfills and licensed motor vehicle repair shops, and may travel only by the most direct route, but in no event further than 25 miles one-way. However, despite these tight restrictions, farm vehicles must pay the supplemental fee like any other registered vehicle in the MCTD.
The purpose of the MTA is not to provide transportation to farmers traveling between farms and/or landfills. This fee places an undue burden on our downstate farmers, who by virtue of where they live must pay the supplemental fee, though they receive no supplemental services.
Minimal to state.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6503 IN SENATE January 31, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- 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 metropolitan commuter transportation district registration fee exemptions for farm vehicles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 499-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by section 1 of part B of chapter 25 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: S 499-a. Metropolitan commuter transportation district supplemental registration fee. Registrants residing in the metropolitan commuter transportation district shall, upon the registration or renewal of a motor vehicle, be charged a supplemental registration fee to be paid to the commissioner or his or her agent in accordance with the provisions of this article. A REGISTRANT SHALL NOT BE CHARGED A FEE FOR THE REGIS- TRATION OR RENEWAL OF A FARM VEHICLE. S 2. Section 499-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by section 1 of part B of chapter 25 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: S 499-b. Collection of supplemental fee. All registrants of motor vehicles who reside in the metropolitan commuter transportation district shall pay to the commissioner or his or her agent the supplemental registration fee provided for in this article upon registration or renewal of motor vehicles subject to registration fees pursuant to the following sections of this chapter: paragraph a of subdivision six of section four hundred one; schedules A, B, C, E, F, G, I and K of subdi- vision seven of section four hundred one; paragraph a of subdivision eight of section four hundred one; paragraph a of subdivision five of section four hundred ten; and section four hundred eleven-b. A REGIS- TRANT SHALL NOT PAY TO THE COMMISSIONER OR HIS OR HER AGENT A FEE UPON REGISTRATION OR RENEWAL OF FARM VEHICLES. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13492-01-4