senate Bill S3557

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

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.828
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 05 / Jun / 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.656
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

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

Versions:
S3557
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2281, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S3742B

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3557

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to update the outdated ATV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-ter-
rain 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. In addition, it creates a new definition for class two all-ter-
rain 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 art 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-ter-
rain 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: 2011-12 - S. 3742b Passed Senate/A. 6937a - Trans-
portation Committee.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3557

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, RITCHIE -- 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 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.
                                                           LBD06475-01-3

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