senate Bill S4820

Amended

Provides that no motor vehicle repair shop shall repair a tire that would not pass New York state inspection

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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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actions

  • 25 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.832
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4820A
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides that no motor vehicle repair shop shall repair a tire that would not pass New York state inspection; imposes a fine for a violation.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4820
S4820A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง375, V & T L

Votes

14
0
14
Aye
0
Nay
3
aye with reservations
0
absent
1
excused
0
abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4820

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to tire safety

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL: This proposal adds a new subdivision
(d) to paragraph 35 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would prohibit a tire repair from
being made to a tire that would not pass the New York State motor
vehicle inspection. Improper tire repairs pose a safety risk to
motorists. Repairing a tire that would not pass a New York State motor
vehicle inspection would greatly increase the risk of tire failure.
Improperly repaired tires can fail while in service, which may result
in a vehicle crash and cause serious personal injury or death.

A tire will fail a New York State motor vehicle inspection if the
tread is worn to less than 2/32 of an inch, the tire has a fabric
break or a cut in excess of one inch in any direction and is deep
enough to reach the body cords, the tire has visible bumps, bulges or
knows, the tire has any portion of the ply or cord structure exposed
or the tire is marked for specific non-highway uses. In any case, a
tire will only fail an inspection if it is a badly damaged tire that
should not be driven on for safety reasons. If a person attempts to
repair a tire that would not pass inspection, it is in the best
interest of public safety to not allow a tire repair to be performed.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4820

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 tire safety

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  35 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D) NO MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOP AS  DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT-B OF THIS TITLE SHALL REPAIR A TIRE
THAT WOULD NOT PASS NEW YORK STATE MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION AS  REQUIRED
UNDER ARTICLE FIVE OF THIS TITLE. ANY VIOLATION OF THE PROVISION OF THIS
PARAGRAPH SHALL CONSTITUTE AN OFFENSE AND SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A CIVIL
FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH OFFENSE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10568-01-3

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