assembly Bill A4209A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides that motor vehicles, with certain exceptions, shall not be operated with an accumulation of snow or ice on the surface thereof

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 22, 2010 print number 4209a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2010 referred to transportation
Jan 30, 2009 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A4209 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5226A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1229-e, amd §125, V & T L

A4209 - Summary

Provides that motor vehicles, with certain exceptions, shall not be operated with an accumulation of snow or ice on the surface thereof; establishes fines for violation of these provisions.

A4209 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4209

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SPANO, WALKER, TOWNSEND, BING -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A. RAIA -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
  surfaces of certain motor vehicles to be cleared of accumulated  snow,
  sleet, or hail

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

  Section 1.  The vehicle and traffic law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 1229-e to read as follows:
  S 1229-E. CLEARANCE OF SNOW, SLEET, AND HAIL. 1. NO PERSON SHALL OPER-
ATE  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE  ON  A PUBLIC STREET OR HIGHWAY WHILE THERE IS AN
ACCUMULATION OF SNOW, SLEET, OR HAIL ON THE ROOF OR CARGO  BED  SURFACES
THEREOF,  WHETHER  OF  ANY OCCUPANT COMPARTMENT, TRAILER, OR OTHER CARGO
COMPARTMENT.
  2. THE REMOVAL OF ACCUMULATED SNOW, SLEET, OR HAIL REQUIRED BY  SUBDI-
VISION  ONE  OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY DURING THE FALLING OF SNOW,
SLEET, OR HAIL OR WITHIN THREE HOURS AFTER THE CESSATION OF THE  FALLING
THEREOF.
  3.  (A)  THE  OPERATOR OF A NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE IN VIOLATION OF THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, EXCLUDING  A  DISABLED  OPERATOR,  SHALL  BE
SUBJECT  TO  A  FINE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE
THAN EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  (B) THE OPERATOR, OWNER, LESSEE, BAILEE OR ANY ONE OF THE AFORESAID IF
A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT  LESS  THAN
FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN TWELVE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  (C)  IN  ADDITION  TO SUCH FINES, POINTS SHALL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE
OPERATOR FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION AS DETERMINED  BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER.
  4.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY AUTOMOBILE
TRANSPORTER, MOTORCYCLE, OR AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06338-01-9

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A4209A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5226A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1229-e, amd §125, V & T L

A4209A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that motor vehicles, with certain exceptions, shall not be operated with an accumulation of snow or ice on the surface thereof; establishes fines for violation of these provisions.

A4209A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A4209A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4209--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SPANO, TOWNSEND, BING -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of  A.  RAIA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transporta-
  tion -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation  in  accordance
  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
  surfaces  of certain motor vehicles to be cleared of accumulated snow,
  sleet, or hail

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

  Section  1.    The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 1229-e to read as follows:
  S 1229-E. CLEARANCE OF SNOW, SLEET, AND HAIL. 1. NO PERSON SHALL OPER-
ATE A MOTOR VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC STREET OR  HIGHWAY  WHILE  THERE  IS  AN
ACCUMULATION  OF  SNOW, SLEET, OR HAIL ON THE ROOF OR CARGO BED SURFACES
THEREOF, WHETHER OF ANY OCCUPANT COMPARTMENT, TRAILER,  OR  OTHER  CARGO
COMPARTMENT IN EXCESS OF THREE INCHES.
  2.  THE REMOVAL OF ACCUMULATED SNOW, SLEET, OR HAIL REQUIRED BY SUBDI-
VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY DURING THE FALLING  OF  SNOW,
SLEET,  OR HAIL OR WITHIN THREE HOURS AFTER THE CESSATION OF THE FALLING
THEREOF.
  3. (A) THE OPERATOR OF A NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE IN  VIOLATION  OF  THE
PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,  EXCLUDING  A DISABLED OPERATOR, SHALL BE
SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY  DOLLARS  NOR  MORE
THAN EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  (B) THE OPERATOR, OWNER, LESSEE, BAILEE OR ANY ONE OF THE AFORESAID IF
A  COMMERCIAL  MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN
FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN TWELVE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  4. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY  TO  ANY  AUTOMOBILE
TRANSPORTER, MOTORCYCLE, OR AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06338-05-9

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