senate Bill S391

Amended

Relates to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery 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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.11
  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 391A
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 18 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.289
  • 19 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A3491A

Summary

Relates to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S391
S391A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A4505A, S1362A
2009-2010: A11189, S7970

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S391

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to extending the
maximum length of vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To extend the maximum length of vehicles to allow some specialized
maintenance vehicles the ability to operate without penalty.

JUSTIFICATION:
In 2003 New York state authorized recreational vehicles (RV's) up to
45 feet in length to travel on highways to aid tourism in the state.
This bill would allow for specialized delivery vehicles that carry
building materials to be a maximum of 45 feet, including 5 feet of
overhang, provided that such vehicle was operated by a CDL licensed
driver. All of these vehicles, when manufactured, fall under the less
than 40 foot rule but become illegal when outfitted with a boom or
piggyback. By allowing these vehicles to have the extra overhang,
vehicles that are essential to worker safety and critical to the
delivery of materials for construction projects will not continue to
be subject to unnecessary fines. If untrained recreational drivers
are able to legally navigate on state roads, then professionals
should be given the same allowance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011 - S.1362A/A.4505A - Passed Senate
2010 - S.7970/A.11189

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   391

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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  extending
  the maximum length of 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 3 of section 385 of the  vehi-
cle  and  traffic law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of 1990, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) The length of a single vehicle, inclusive  of  load  and  bumpers,
shall  be  not  more  than  forty feet unless otherwise provided in this
subdivision.  FOR SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHICLES, WHICH  INCLUDE
ARTICULATING  BOOM  TRUCKS  AND  PIGGY-BACK TRUCKS (FLAT BED TRUCKS WITH
FORKLIFTS OR MOTIFS ATTACHED), THE LENGTH OF A SINGLE VEHICLE,  MEASURED
FROM  BUMPER  TO  BUMPER,  SHALL  NOT  BE MORE THAN FORTY FEET; HOWEVER,
PROVIDED THAT THE OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE IS A CDL OPERATOR, THE VEHICLE
CAN HAVE AN ADDITIONAL FIVE FEET OF OVERHANG, FOR A TOTAL LENGTH  OF  NO
MORE THAN FORTY-FIVE FEET. OVERHANG IS DEFINED AS THE PORTION OF A VEHI-
CLE  THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OR THE PORTION OF A BOOM, FORK-
LIFT OR OTHER DEVICE THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER.
  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.
                                                           LBD00604-01-3

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