senate Bill S1362A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Extends the maximum length of specialized material delivery vehicles to forty-five feet

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2012 returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 14, 2012 amended on third reading 1362a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 14, 2012 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jan 23, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 10, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2012 1st report cal.23
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 02, 2011 advanced to third reading
Apr 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Apr 12, 2011 1st report cal.371
Jan 06, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jan 9, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S1362
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 12, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S1362
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S1362 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4505A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4505A
2009-2010: A11189, S7970

S1362 - Bill Texts

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Extends the maximum length of specialized material delivery vehicles to forty-five feet.

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BILL NUMBER:S1362

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to extending the
maximum length of vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To extend the maximum length of
vehicles to allow some specialized maintenance 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. However, the law neglected to include professional
vehicles that perform routine and important tasks throughout the
state. Many citizens depend on the service abilities of these
vehicles, which extend past the current allowable length to allow for
increased safety and equipment. The current law is out of step with
the needs of its citizenry. If untrained recreational drivers are
able to legally navigate on state roads, then professionals should be
allowed the same allowance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1362

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

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  extending
  the maximum length of vehicles

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the  vehi-
cle  and  traffic law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of 1990, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) The length of a single vehicle, inclusive  of  load  and  bumpers,
shall be not more than [forty] FORTY-FIVE feet unless otherwise provided
in this subdivision.
  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.
                                                           LBD03979-01-1

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S1362A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4505A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4505A
2009-2010: A11189, S7970

S1362A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Extends the maximum length of specialized material delivery vehicles to forty-five feet.

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BILL NUMBER:S1362A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to extending the
maximum length of vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To extend the maximum length of vehicles to allow some specialized
maintenance 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,
vehicles 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 - 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1362--A
    Cal. No. 23

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DILAN, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Transportation  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Transportation in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  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 extending
  the maximum length of vehicles

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the vehi-
cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of  1990,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The  length  of  a single vehicle, inclusive of load and bumpers,
shall be not more than forty feet  unless  otherwise  provided  in  this
subdivision.   FOR SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHICLES, WHICH INCLUDE
ARTICULATING BOOM TRUCKS AND PIGGY-BACK TRUCKS  (FLAT  BED  TRUCKS  WITH
FORKLIFTS  OR MOTIFS ATTACHED), THE LENGTH OF A SINGLE VEHICLE, MEASURED
FROM BUMPER TO BUMPER, SHALL NOT  BE  MORE  THAN  FORTY  FEET;  HOWEVER,
PROVIDED THAT THE OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE IS A CDL OPERATOR, THE VEHICLE
CAN  HAVE  AN ADDITIONAL FIVE FEET OF OVERHANG, FOR A TOTAL LENGTH OF NO
MORE THAN FORTY-FIVE FEET. OVERHANG IS DEFINED AS THE PORTION OF A VEHI-
CLE THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OR THE PORTION OF A BOOM,  FORK-
LIFT OR OTHER DEVICE THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER.
  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.
                                                           LBD03979-02-2

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