senate Bill S3318

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of all terrain vehicle or "ATV"

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Feb 29, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 18, 2012 1st report cal.49
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2011 1st report cal.137
Feb 16, 2011 referred to transportation

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Jan 18, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S3318
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Jan 18, 2012

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excused (1)

Mar 1, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S3318
13
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Mar 1, 2011

excused (1)

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S3318 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7743
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2281, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4277, A8033

S3318 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the definition of all terrain vehicle or "ATV"; increases the dry weight of such vehicle from 1000 pounds to 1500 pounds.

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BILL NUMBER:S3318 REVISED 05/27/11

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the definition of
an all terrain vehicle or "ATV"

PURPOSE:
This bill raises the defined weight of an "ATV" to 1,500 pounds of dry
weight to allow certain "urv's" to be registered in New York.

SUMMARY:
Section 1. redefines "all terrain vehicle" in chapter 319 of the
vehicle and traffic law by raising the dry weight qualification from
1000 pounds to 1,500 pounds.

Section 2. provides this act shall take effect on the 30th day after
it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The current vehicle and traffic law defines an all terrain vehicle
(ATV) specifically as being no wider than 70 inches and no heavier
than 1,000 pounds. With advancements in technology, the world of ATV
driving has expanded to create some new vehicles which are sometimes
referred to as Utility Vehicles (UTV). UTV's are sometimes heavier
than traditional models of ATV's.
Unlike other states, New York hasn't updated regulations to allow the
new vehicles to be registered. The current dry weight limit on ATV's
is enticing New Yorkers to register their vehicles in other states or
to leave their vehicles unregistered.

By increasing the weight limit on ATV's by 500 pounds, we are allowing
users to register their UTV's in New York. In doing so, we will
generate more state revenue through registrations. The allowance of
registrations is also anticipated to peak interest in the purchase of
new UTV's in New York State which will generate additional sales tax
revenue. Finally, by enacting this legislation, we will be providing
a necessary update which will allow current owners of UTV's to
register and use their vehicles legally in New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3160 of 2006 - Referred to Transportation
S.4380 of 2007 - Referred to Transportation
S.4380A of 2008 - Passed Senate
S.4277 of 2009 - Committed to Rules
S.4277 of 2010 - Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPACT:
No cost to the state. Additional revenue is anticipated through new
registrations and sales tax.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 30th 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3318

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  the  defi-
  nition of an all terrain vehicle or "ATV"

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 2281 of the vehi-
cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 319 of the laws of  1997,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  "All  terrain  vehicle" or "ATV" means any self-propelled vehicle
which is manufactured for sale for operation  primarily  on  off-highway
trails  or  off-highway  competitions  and only incidentally operated on
public highways providing that such  vehicle  does  not  exceed  seventy
inches  in  width,  or  one  thousand  FIVE  HUNDRED  pounds dry weight.
Provided, however, this definition shall not include a  "snowmobile"  or
other  self-propelled  vehicles  manufactured for off-highway use exclu-
sively designed for travel on snow or ice, steered by  skis  or  runners
and  supported  in whole or in part by one or more skis, belts or cleats
which utilize an endless belt tread.
  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.
                                                           LBD09419-01-1

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