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SB1201 Summary:

Amd 401, V & T L
Allows registration of all terrain vehicles with a weight of no more than one thousand five hundred pounds, operated upon public highways connecting portions of a farm or farms, fields and agriculture buildings, and up to one-half mile from the vehicle owner's farm.
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SB1201 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 11, 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 all  terrain
          vehicles and agricultural use
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 401 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
     3    14. Registration of all terrain vehicles operated upon public highways
     4  connecting  portions  of  a farm or farms, fields and agriculture build-
     5  ings, and up to one-half mile from the vehicle owner's farm.    Notwith-
     6  standing  any  other provision of law to the contrary, all terrain vehi-
     7  cles with a weight of no more than one thousand five hundred pounds,  to
     8  be  operated  by  any  person,  upon a public highway for the purpose of
     9  traveling by the most direct route, but in no  event  further  than  one
    10  half  mile  one-way  from  a  point  on the vehicle owner's farm between
    11  fields, buildings, and facilities managed  or  operated  as  part  of  a
    12  single  farm enterprise in connection with production, harvesting, proc-
    13  essing or marketing on that  farm  of  crops,  livestock,  or  livestock
    14  products  produced  on  that farm, may be registered as provided in this
    15  subdivision.  Every owner of such vehicles may cause to be filed by mail
    16  or otherwise, with the commissioner or with any agent of the commission-
    17  er, an application for registration of such vehicle,  addressed  to  the
    18  commissioner,  and  on  a blank form to be furnished by the commissioner
    19  for that purpose, containing the information required by subdivision one
    20  of this section and such other information  as  the  commissioner  shall
    21  require.  The commissioner or agent shall make such investigation, as he
    22  or she shall determine necessary, and if satisfied that the  vehicle  is
    23  to  be  operated exclusively as provided in this subdivision shall, upon
    24  the payment of a fee of one dollar, assign to such vehicle a distinctive
    25  number and issue and deliver to the applicant a set of number plates and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 1201                             2
     1  a certificate of registration in such form  as  the  commissioner  shall
     2  prescribe,  indicating the extent to which the vehicle registered may be
     3  operated on the public highways and such vehicle may be operated only as
     4  so indicated. For the purposes of this subdivision, the terms "farm" and
     5  "crops,  livestock or livestock products" shall have the same meaning as
     6  "land used in agricultural production" and "crops, livestock  and  live-
     7  stock  products",  respectively, as defined in section three hundred one
     8  of the agriculture and markets law, except that farmers with an  average
     9  gross  sales  value  of at least one thousand dollars per year of crops,
    10  livestock, and livestock products shall be eligible to register vehicles
    11  pursuant to this subdivision.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    13  have become a law.
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