senate Bill S3742B

Amends the definition of all terrain vehicles to include class one and class two all-terrain vehicles

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 03 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 18 / Mar / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 18 / Mar / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 3742A
  • 03 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 03 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 3742B
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1275
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Amends the definition of all terrain vehicles to include class one all-terrain vehicles, which are up to 50 inches wide and 1200 pounds dry weight, and class two all-terrain vehicles, which are up to 70 inches wide and 2000 pounds dry weight.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6937A
Versions:
S3742
S3742A
S3742B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2281, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3742B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the definition
of all terrain vehicles

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this legislation is to update the outdated ATV
definition, create a new definition for class one and class two
all-terrain vehicles.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivision one of section 2281 of the vehicle and
traffic law to increase the defined weight of an ATV to 1200 pounds
dry weight and decreases the width to 50 inches. In addition, it
creates a new definition for class two all-terrain vehicles to be 70
inches in width or 2000 pounds of dry weight.

Section 2 provides that the bill shall take effect on the thirtieth
day after it shall have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The current weight limit in statute for ATVs forces New Yorkers to
register their vehicles in other states, resulting in lost revenue to
state coffers. In an effort to encompass the industry's current and
future product offerings, this legislation updates the outdated
definition from 1000 pounds dry weight to a class one all-terrain
vehicle with a weight not to exceed 1200 pounds. It also provides for
a class two all-terrain vehicle which would be up to 70 inches in
width or 2000 pounds dry weight.

New York State should be doing all it can to expand one of its
strongest economic sectors, tourism. This legislation is a step
forward in that it will enable more people to register their vehicles
and to visit our trails which will help local economies.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Increased registration of vehicles will generate new revenues for the
state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                 3742--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, BONACIC, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RANZENHOF-
  ER,  RITCHIE -- 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 -- 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 the defi-
  nition of all terrain vehicles

  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] A CLASS ONE ALL-TERRAIN vehicle
does not exceed [seventy] FIFTY inches in width,  or  one  thousand  TWO
HUNDRED  pounds  dry weight AND A CLASS TWO ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE DOES NOT
EXCEED SEVENTY INCHES IN WIDTH,  OR  TWO  THOUSAND  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.
                                                           LBD09335-05-1

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