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Sen. Metzger’s Bill Eases Farmer Burdens

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     NYS Senator Jen Metzger’s farm vehicle registration bill was recently signed into law, addressing an unnecessary administrative burden on New York farmers.

     Prior to the law’s passage, agricultural vehicle owners were required not only to file and maintain a registration that verifies the vehicle’s point of origin (ensuring its use within 25 miles of the respective farm), but also to maintain an additional card attached to the registration that specified each anticipated destination the vehicle would travel. Having to record continuous destination updates was burdensome for farms looking to alter or expand routes, or to purchase additional farm land.

     “New York’s farmers understand the need to maintain proper records for vehicle registrations, and this legislation alleviates unnecessary administrative burdens on small and mid-sized family farms who often do not have the bandwidth to file exhaustive paperwork for their vehicles’ day-to-day usage,” said Senator Metzger.

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NYS Senator Jen Metzger’s farm vehicle registration bill was recently signed into law. Photo provided

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