senate Bill S2057

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires convex mirrors on certain trucks, tractors and tractor-trailers or semitrailers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 30, 2010 ordered to third reading cal.1329
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2010 referred to transportation
Mar 10, 2009 reported and committed to codes
Feb 11, 2009 referred to transportation

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Jun 30, 2010 - Rules committee Vote

S2057
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2057 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5869
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3151, A1446

S2057 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires convex mirrors on certain truck, tractor and tractor-trailer or semitrailer combination registered in this state having a gross weight of 26,000 pounds or more; makes related provisions; repeals such law if federal law is implemented; provides notification to legislative bill drafting commission if such federal law is implemented.

S2057 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2057 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2057

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2009
                               ___________

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  convex
  mirrors

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

  Section 1. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 10-e to read as follows:
  10-E.  EVERY TRUCK, TRACTOR, AND TRACTOR-TRAILER OR SEMITRAILER COMBI-
NATION REGISTERED IN THIS STATE HAVING A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING  OF
TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND POUNDS OR MORE, AND A CONVENTIONAL CAB CONFIGURATION
IN  WHICH MORE THAN HALF OF THE ENGINE LENGTH IS FORWARD OF THE FOREMOST
POINT OF THE WINDSHIELD BASE AND  THE  STEERING  WHEEL  HUB  IS  IN  THE
FORWARD  QUARTER  OF THE VEHICLE LENGTH, WHENEVER OPERATED WITHIN A CITY
HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE ON HIGHWAYS OTHER THAN  CONT-
ROLLED-ACCESS  HIGHWAYS,  SHALL  BE EQUIPPED WITH A CONVEX MIRROR ON THE
FRONT OF SUCH VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES. WHEN SUCH  VEHICLE  OR
COMBINATION OF VEHICLES IS BEING OPERATED, SUCH MIRROR SHALL BE ADJUSTED
SO  AS  TO ENABLE THE OPERATOR THEREOF TO SEE ALL POINTS ON AN IMAGINARY
HORIZONTAL LINE WHICH: (A) IS THREE FEET ABOVE THE ROAD; (B) IS ONE FOOT
DIRECTLY FORWARD FROM THE MIDPOINT OF THE FRONT OF SUCH  MOTOR  VEHICLE;
AND  (C) EXTENDS THE FULL WIDTH OF THE FRONT OF SUCH VEHICLE OR COMBINA-
TION OF VEHICLES. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE COMMISSIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION
WITH  THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION, MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS EXEMPTING FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION ANY  VEHICLE
OR  COMBINATION  OF VEHICLES WHERE SUCH COMMISSIONER HAS DETERMINED THAT
THE USE OF SUCH CONVEX MIRRORS WOULD  NOT  INCREASE  THE  VISIBILITY  OF
PERSONS OR OBJECTS LOCATED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF SUCH VEHICLE OR COMBINA-
TION OF VEHICLES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08899-01-9

S. 2057                             2

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