senate Bill S3151

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires convex mirrors on trucks

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 18, 2011 signed chap.138
Jul 08, 2011 delivered to governor
May 24, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.29
substituted for a1446
May 23, 2011 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2011 1st report cal.135
Feb 10, 2011 referred to transportation

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S3151 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1446
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2057, A5869

S3151 - Summary

Requires convex mirrors on trucks.

S3151 - Sponsor Memo

S3151 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3151

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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
CONTROLLED-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 VEHI-
CLE  OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE COMMISSIONER, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER  OF  TRANSPORTATION,  MAY  PROMULGATE
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS EXEMPTING FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVI-
SION 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 VEHI-
CLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04922-01-1

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