senate Bill S3298A

Amended

Allows wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

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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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  • 31 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.338
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3298A
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3298B
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN

Summary

Allows wide-based single tires on certain vehicles.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5425B
Versions:
S3298
S3298A
S3298B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S5768, A10040

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3298A REVISED MEMO 05/29/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to allowing wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

PURPOSE:

To allow vehicles equipped with wide based single tires the ability to
apply for divisible load permits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Vehicle and Traffic Law § 385(15)(f) by adding "or
equipped with wide based single tires on each side of the axle".

JUSTIFICATION:

In, recent years, many motor carriers have migrated to the use of
"wide based single tires" in order to improve the fuel efficiency of
their vehicles. Tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency
show the use of "wide based single tires" has the potential to improve
fuel economy by 2 to 5 percent compared to equivalent dual tires. By
using "wide based single tires," a combination truck could save over
400 gallons of fuel per year and cut emissions of carbon dioxide by
more than four metric tons annually.

Currently, state law requires that vehicles operating under a state
issued divisible load permit must be equipped with "two tires on each
side of the axle." Canada, Mexico and many states have recently
amended their laws to allow the use of "wide based single tires" on
similarly permitted vehicles.

Benefits to motor carriers include improved fuel economy, improved
handling, lower costs, reduced maintenance and improved safety due to
improved handling in all weather conditions. In addition, the
Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that motor carriers
utilize "wide based single tires" as part of their SmartWay Transport
Partnership program.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S5768 of 2011/2012

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3298--A
    Cal. No. 338

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  allowing
  wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

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

  Section 1. The third undesignated paragraph of paragraph (f) of subdi-
vision 15 of section 385 of the vehicle and traffic law, as  amended  by
section  4  of  part  C of chapter 59 of the laws of 2004, is amended to
read as follows:
  No vehicle having a model year of two thousand six or newer  shall  be
issued  a  permit  pursuant  to  this paragraph unless each axle of such
vehicle or combination of vehicles, other than  steerable  or  trackable
axles,  is equipped with two tires on each side of the axle, OR EQUIPPED
WITH WIDE-BASED SINGLE TIRES ON EACH SIDE OF THE AXLE, any air  pressure
controls  for  lift axles are located outside the cab of the vehicle and
are beyond the reach of occupants of the cab while  the  vehicle  is  in
motion,  the  weight on any grouping of two or more axles is distributed
such that no axle in the grouping carries less than  eighty  percent  of
any  other  axle  in  the grouping and any liftable axle is steerable or
trackable; and, further provided, after December thirty-first, two thou-
sand fourteen, no permit shall be issued pursuant to this paragraph to a
vehicle of any model year that does not meet the  requirements  of  this
provision,  except  that  such  permits  may  be issued prior to January
first, two thousand twenty to a vehicle that does not meet the  require-
ment  concerning  axle grouping weight distribution, but meets all other
requirements of this section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00865-02-3

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