senate Bill S391A

Relates to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles

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  • 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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3491A
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, A4505A
2009-2010: A11189, S7970, A11189

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BILL NUMBER:S391A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery
vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To extend the maximum length of vehi-
cles to allow some specialized material delivery 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, vehi-
cles 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--A
    Cal. No. 11

                       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 -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  passed by Senate and delivered to the
  Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  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  authorizing
  limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the  vehi-
cle  and traffic law is relettered paragraph (h) and a new paragraph (g)
is added to read as follows:
  (G) THE LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY  VEHICLE,  INCLUSIVE
OF  LOAD AND BUMPERS, SHALL NOT BE MORE THAN FORTY FEET PROVIDED, HOWEV-
ER, THAT THE PORTION OF AN ATTACHED BOOM OR FORKLIFT THAT EXTENDS BEYOND
THE REAR BUMPER BY NOT MORE THAN FIVE FEET SHALL BE  EXCLUDED  FROM  THE
MEASUREMENT  OF  THE  LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHICLE.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHI-
CLE" SHALL MEAN A SINGLE UNIT TRUCK HAVING AN ATTACHED BOOM OR  FORKLIFT
FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  HOISTING, SWINGING, LOADING OR UNLOADING MATERIAL
FROM SUCH TRUCK. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH AUTHORIZING THE EXCLU-
SION FROM THE MEASUREMENT OF THE LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIV-
ERY VEHICLE SHALL NOT APPLY UNLESS THE OPERATOR OF SUCH VEHICLE HOLDS  A
VALID  COMMERCIAL  DRIVER'S  LICENSE  AS  DEFINED  BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF
SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  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.
                                                           LBD00604-03-3

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