Bill S792-2011

Relates to farm tractors and self propelled machines used primarily for agricultural purposes

Excludes farm tractors and self propelled machines used primarily for agricultural purposes from certain requirements for motor vehicles relating to registration and licensing of drivers, and financial security.

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Actions

  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S792

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing a senior housing task force

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To establish a body to analyze senior housing options and develop a strategy to improve housing options for senior citizens as they age.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends the Elder Law by adding a new section 203-a. Establishes the senior housing task force. Provides that such task force shall be comprised of seventeen members and shall include one representative each from the office for the aging, the division of housing and community renewal, the department of health, the office of mental health, the department of economic development, the empire state development corporation, the office for people with developmental disabilities, the division of protective services for adults of the office of children and family services, and the New York city department for the aging. The remaining eight members shall be appointee in the following manner: three by the governor at the recommendation of the speaker of the assembly; three by the governor at the recommendation of the temporary president of the senate; one by the governor upon the recommendation of the minority leader of the assembly and one by the governor upon the recommendation of the minority leader of the senate. Requires the task force to issue a report by January 1, 2016 and be delivered to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the temporary president of the senate, the chairpersons of the aging, health and housing committees in the assembly and the chairpersons of the aging, health, and housing, construction and community development committees in the senate.

Section 2 Effective Date.

EXISTING LAW:

None.

JUSTIFICATION:

One of the most pressing needs of seniors in our state is housing. According to a recent study by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), most seniors would like to age in their own home. Unfortunately, many of our seniors cannot appropriately age in their current residence because there may be too many stairs, a lack of

wheelchair accessibility, or too great of a distance to their family and caregivers. As a result of this, many seniors have no other option to but to enter an elder care facility, including but not limited to, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and independent living facilities.

In order to appropriately plan for these circumstances, this legislation creates the senior housing task force to analyze the issue of senior housing. The task force will consist of representatives from nine agencies as well representatives to be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Senate and Assembly.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: S.110A - Amend and Recommit to Aging/A.194 - Enacting Clause Stricken/A.9089 - Referred to Aging 2011: S.110 - Reported and Committed to Finance/A.194 Referred to Aging 2010: S.2208B - Passed Senate/A.3790B - Referred to Aging 2009: S.2208 Advanced to Third Reading/A.3790 - Referred to Aging 2007-08: S.8670/A.10474- Passed Both Houses - Veto #99; Tabled

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the 90th day after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 792 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- 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 farm trac- tors and self propelled machines used primarily for agricultural purposes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 125 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 365 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S 125. Motor vehicles. Every vehicle operated or driven upon a public highway which is propelled by any power other than muscular power, except (a) electrically-driven mobility assistance devices operated or driven by a person with a disability, (a-1) electric personal assistive mobility devices operated outside a city with a population of one million or more, (b) vehicles which run only upon rails or tracks, (c) snowmobiles as defined in article forty-seven of this chapter, and (d) all terrain vehicles as defined in article forty-eight-B of this chap- ter. For the purposes of title four of this chapter, the term motor vehicle shall exclude fire and police vehicles other than ambulances. For the purposes of titles four and five of this chapter the term motor vehicles shall exclude farm type tractors USED PRIMARILY FOR AGRICUL- TURAL PURPOSES and all terrain type vehicles used exclusively for agri- cultural purposes, or for snow plowing, other than for hire, farm equip- ment, including self-propelled machines used [exclusively] PRIMARILY in growing, harvesting or handling farm produce, and self-propelled cater- pillar or crawler-type equipment while being operated on the contract site. S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 311 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 228 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
2. The term "motor vehicle" shall be defined as in section one hundred twenty-five of this chapter, except that it shall also include trailers, semi-trailers and tractors other than tractors used [exclusively] PRIMA- RILY for agricultural purposes, and shall exclude fire and police vehi- cles, farm equipment, including self-propelled machines used [exclusive- ly] PRIMARILY in growing, harvesting or handling farm produce, tractors used [exclusively] PRIMARILY for agricultural purposes, or for snow plowing other than for hire, and self-propelled caterpillar or crawler- type equipment while being operated on the contract site. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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