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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: April 26, 2021 05:04 PM
From: Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Streamlining the Home Delivery of Agricultural Products
 
As the global pandemic has changed many facets of our lives, one area that has seen an increase is home delivery of consumer products.  Therefore, in the near future, I intend to introduce legislation to streamline the home delivery of milk and other agricultural products with a farm vehicle registration plate.
 
Current law (75 Pa.C.S. § 1344, relating to use of farm vehicle plates) limits our farmers from transporting milk and other agricultural products from their farm to a home residence.  While the Vehicle Code allows for home deliveries via a commercial vehicle registration, the Vehicle Code prevents the commercial vehicle from being registered as a farm vehicle.  As a result, a farmer needs to purchase, register and maintain a separate commercial vehicle for at-home delivery while also maintaining a farm vehicle to deliver agricultural commodities to places of business.  This is duplicative, unnecessary and overburdensome.
 
Home delivery of milk and other agricultural products is projected to increase due to growing at-home customer demands.  My legislation will streamline the vehicle registration process and save our farmers time and money by only registering a farm vehicle for the delivery of milk and other agricultural products from their farm to a place of business or a home residence.
 
This legislation is supported by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
 
Please join me in sponsoring this legislation to streamline the home delivery of agricultural commodities that will save our farmers time and money.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Nolan Ritchie of my staff at nritchie@pasen.gov



Introduced as SB736