senate Bill S1946

Amended

Relates to the definition of all terrain vehicle or "ATV"

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.682
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.646
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 1946A
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS

Summary

Amends the definition of all terrain vehicles to include certain vehicles of up to seventy inches long and 1500 pounds which consist of a side-by-side passenger configuration for up to three passengers and which include certain safety features.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5540
Versions:
S1946
S1946A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2281, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3318, A6250
2009-2010: S4277, A8033

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BILL NUMBER:S1946

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

PURPOSE:
This bill raises the defined weight of an "ATV" to 1,500 pounds of dry
weight to allow certain "utv's" to be registered in New York.

SUMMARY:

Section 1. redefines "all terrain vehicle" in chapter 319 of the
vehicle and traffic law by raising the dry weight qualification from
1000 pounds to 1,500 pounds.

Section 2. provides this act shall take effect on the 30th day after
it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The current vehicle and traffic law defines an all terrain vehicle
(ATV) specifically as being no wider than 70 inches and no heavier
than 1,000 pounds. With advancements in technology, the world of ATV
driving has expanded to create some new vehicles which are sometimes
referred to as Utility Vehicles (UTV). UTV's are sometimes heavier
than traditional models of ATV's. Unlike other states, New York
hasn't updated regulations to allow the new vehicles to be
registered. The current dry weight limit on ATV's is enticing New
Yorkers to register their vehicles in other states or to leave their
vehicles unregistered.

By increasing the weight limit on ATV's by 500 pounds, we are allowing
users to register their UTV's in New York. In doing so, we will
generate more state revenue through registrations. The allowance of
registrations is also anticipated to peak interest in the purchase of
new UTV's in New York State which will generate additional sales tax
revenue. Finally, by enacting this legislation, we will be providing
a necessary update which will allow current owners of UTV's to
register and use their vehicles legally in New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.3160 of 2006 - Referred to Transportation
S.4380 of 2007 - Referred to Transportation
S.4380A of 2008 - Passed Senate
S.4277 of 2009 - Committed to Rules
S.4277 of 2010 - Passed Senate
S.3318 of 2011 - Passed Senate
S.3318 of 2012 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPACT:
No cost to the state. Additional revenue is anticipated through new
registrations and sales tax.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 30th day after it shall have become
law.

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

                                  1946

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, BONACIC, GALLIVAN, GRIFFO, LARKIN, LITTLE,
  MAZIARZ, SEWARD -- 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.
                                                           LBD01397-01-3

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