senate Bill S1205A

Authorizes a governmental agency or municipality to designate a highway or portion of highway as open for travel by an ATV

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 23 / Mar / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 23 / Mar / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 1205A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Authorizes a governmental agency, by rule or regulation, or municipality, by local law ordinance, to designate a highway or portion of highway as open for travel by an ATV in order to gain access to areas or trails adjacent to such highways.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7506A
Versions:
S1205
S1205A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2405, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1625, A1082
2007-2008: A10964A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1205A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to designation of
highways and public lands for travel by ATVs

PURPOSE:
To allow ATVs to travel on certain highways and roads in order to gain
access to nearby trails.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends subdivision one of section 2405 of the
vehicle and traffic law to allow a governmental agency or
municipality to designate a state highway or a highway controlled by
a governmental agency as open for travel by ATVs in order to gain
access to areas or trails near such highways if so determined.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would allow municipalities, by local option, to
designate their public highways and/or portions thereof, as open for
travel by ATVs in order to gain access to areas or trails adjacent
to such highways. In some areas of the state, using these roads is
really the only way to gain access to nearby trails.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.1625 Third Reading Cal./A.1082 Transportation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1205--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to designation
  of highways and public lands for travel by ATVs

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 2405 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as added by chapter 402 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read  as
follows:
  1.  Highways. Except with respect to interstate highways or controlled
access highways, [the department of transportation with  respect  to]  A
GOVERNMENTAL  AGENCY  OR  MUNICIPALITY  MAY DESIGNATE A state [highways]
HIGHWAY, maintained by the state [and any other governmental agency with
respect to highways], OR A HIGHWAY MAINTAINED BY A GOVERNMENTAL  AGENCY,
including  bridge  and  culvert  crossings,  under its jurisdiction [may
designate and] AS OPEN FOR TRAVEL BY ATVS IN ORDER  TO  GAIN  ACCESS  TO
AREAS  OR  TRAILS ADJACENT TO SUCH HIGHWAYS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION SHALL post any such public highway or portion thereof as  open
for travel by ATVs [when in the determination of the governmental agency
concerned,  it is otherwise impossible for ATVs] to gain access to areas
or trails adjacent to the highway.  Such designations by a state  agency
shall  be  by  rule  or regulation, and such designations by any munici-
pality other than a state agency shall be by local law or ordinance.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01686-02-1

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