senate Bill S1205A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes a governmental agency or municipality to designate a highway or portion of highway as open for travel by an ATV

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Mar 23, 2011 print number 1205a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

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S1205 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7506A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2405, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1625, A1082

S1205 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a governmental agency, by rule or regulation, or municipality, by local law ordinance, to designate a highway or portion of highway as open for travel by an ATV in order to gain access to areas or trails adjacent to such highways.

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BILL NUMBER: S1205

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to
designation of highways and public lands for travel by ATVs


PURPOSE :
To allow ATVs to travel on certain highways and roads in order to~gain
access to nearby trails.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section one of the bill amends subdivision one of section 2405 of the
vehicle and traffic law to allow a governmental agency or municipality
to designate a state highway or a highway controlled by a governmental
agency as open for travel by ATVs in order to gain access to areas or
trails near such highways if so determined.

JUSTIFICATION :
This legislation would allow municipalities, by local option, to
designate their public highways and/or portions thereof, as open for
travel by ATVs in order to gain access to areas or trails adjacent to
such highways. In some areas of the state, using these roads is really
the only way to gain access to nearby trails.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.1625 Third Reading Cal./A.1082 Transportation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediate.
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1205

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, LITTLE -- 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  designation
  of highways and public lands for travel by ATVs

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2405 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as added by chapter 402 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Highways. Except with respect to interstate highways or  controlled
access  highways,  [the  department of transportation with respect to] A
GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR MUNICIPALITY MAY  DESIGNATE  A  state  [highways]
HIGHWAY, maintained by the state [and any other governmental agency with
respect  to highways], OR A HIGHWAY MAINTAINED BY A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY,
including bridge and culvert  crossings,  under  its  jurisdiction  [may
designate  and]  AS  OPEN  FOR TRAVEL BY ATVS IN ORDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO
AREAS OR TRAILS ADJACENT TO SUCH HIGHWAYS AND THE DEPARTMENT  OF  TRANS-
PORTATION  SHALL post any such public highway or portion thereof as open
for travel by ATVs when in the determination of the governmental  agency
concerned, it is [otherwise impossible] for ATVs to gain access to areas
or  trails adjacent to the highway.  Such designations by a state agency
shall be by rule or regulation, and such  designations  by  any  munici-
pality other than a state agency shall be by local law or ordinance.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01686-01-1

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S1205A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7506A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2405, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1625, A1082

S1205A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a governmental agency, by rule or regulation, or municipality, by local law ordinance, to designate a highway or portion of highway as open for travel by an ATV in order to gain access to areas or trails adjacent to such highways.

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BILL NUMBER:S1205A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to designation of
highways and public lands for travel by ATVs

PURPOSE:
To allow ATVs to travel on certain highways and roads in order to gain
access to nearby trails.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends subdivision one of section 2405 of the
vehicle and traffic law to allow a governmental agency or
municipality to designate a state highway or a highway controlled by
a governmental agency as open for travel by ATVs in order to gain
access to areas or trails near such highways if so determined.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would allow municipalities, by local option, to
designate their public highways and/or portions thereof, as open for
travel by ATVs in order to gain access to areas or trails adjacent
to such highways. In some areas of the state, using these roads is
really the only way to gain access to nearby trails.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.1625 Third Reading Cal./A.1082 Transportation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                 1205--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  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 designation
  of highways and public lands for travel by ATVs

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 2405 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as added by chapter 402 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read  as
follows:
  1.  Highways. Except with respect to interstate highways or controlled
access highways, [the department of transportation with  respect  to]  A
GOVERNMENTAL  AGENCY  OR  MUNICIPALITY  MAY DESIGNATE A state [highways]
HIGHWAY, maintained by the state [and any other governmental agency with
respect to highways], OR A HIGHWAY MAINTAINED BY A GOVERNMENTAL  AGENCY,
including  bridge  and  culvert  crossings,  under its jurisdiction [may
designate and] AS OPEN FOR TRAVEL BY ATVS IN ORDER  TO  GAIN  ACCESS  TO
AREAS  OR  TRAILS ADJACENT TO SUCH HIGHWAYS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION SHALL post any such public highway or portion thereof as  open
for travel by ATVs [when in the determination of the governmental agency
concerned,  it is otherwise impossible for ATVs] to gain access to areas
or trails adjacent to the highway.  Such designations by a state  agency
shall  be  by  rule  or regulation, and such designations by any munici-
pality other than a state agency shall be by local law or ordinance.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01686-02-1

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