senate Bill S2426

Requires that motorcycles operated with passengers be equipped with foot pegs located such that the passenger can plant both of his or her feet on such pegs

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Requires that motorcycles operated with passengers be equipped with foot pegs located such that the passenger can plant both of his or her feet on such pegs.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2426
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง381, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2426

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to foot pegs for
motorcycle passengers

PURPOSE: To reduce the risk of injury to motorcycle
passengers by
requiring that any passenger must be able to plant both feet on the
motorcycle foot pegs easily and readily for him to be able to ride on
the back of a motorcycle in the State of New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - Subdivision 13 of section 381 of the vehicle and traffic
law is renumbered subdivision 14 and a new subdivision 13 is added.

Section 2 - Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Children currently are permitted to ride as passengers on motorcycles
regardless of their age or height. These individuals would be
required to be able to reach and plant both feet on the pegs affixed
to the motorcycle. This requirement would reduce the risk of being
thrown from the motorcycle should the operator stop too quickly or
otherwise lose control of the vehicle.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: The sixtieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2426

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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  foot  pegs
  for motorcycle passengers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 13 of section 381 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
law  is  renumbered  subdivision 14 and a new subdivision 13 is added to
read as follows:
  13. NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A MOTORCYCLE ON ANY HIGHWAY WITH A PASSEN-
GER UNLESS SUCH MOTORCYCLE IS EQUIPPED WITH FOOT PEGS FOR SUCH PASSENGER
AND SUCH FOOT PEGS ARE LOCATED ON SUCH MOTORCYCLE AT A PLACE WHERE  SUCH
PASSENGER  CAN  EASILY AND READILY PLANT BOTH OF HIS OR HER FEET ON SUCH
FOOT PEGS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07272-01-3

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