senate Bill S2400

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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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • 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:
A3724
Versions:
S2400
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2405, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1205A, A7506A
2009-2010: S1625, A1082
2007-2008: A10964A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2400

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: 2011-12 S. 1205a/A. 7506a - Transportation
Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  2400

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, LITTLE, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, 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  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.
                                                           LBD06447-01-3

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