S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 16, 2011
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 the defi-
nition of an all terrain vehicle or "ATV"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 2281 of the vehi-
cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 319 of the laws of 1997, is
amended to read as follows:
(a) "All terrain vehicle" or "ATV" means any self-propelled vehicle
which is manufactured for sale for operation primarily on off-highway
trails or off-highway competitions and only incidentally operated on
public highways providing that such vehicle does not exceed seventy
inches in width, or one thousand FIVE HUNDRED pounds dry weight.
Provided, however, this definition shall not include a "snowmobile" or
other self-propelled vehicles manufactured for off-highway use exclu-
sively designed for travel on snow or ice, steered by skis or runners
and supported in whole or in part by one or more skis, belts or cleats
which utilize an endless belt tread.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.