senate Bill S4284

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the surfaces of non-commercial vehicles and commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand pounds or less to be cleared of accumulated snow, sleet, or hail

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Mar 28, 2011 referred to transportation

S4284 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5343
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1229-e, amd §125, V & T L

S4284 - Summary

Requires the surfaces of non-commercial vehicles and commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand pounds or less to be cleared of accumulated snow, sleet or hail; exempts any automobile transporter, motorcycle or authorized emergency vehicle; imposes fines.

S4284 - Sponsor Memo

S4284 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4284

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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  requiring
  the  surfaces  of  certain 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 NON-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE OR A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE WITH  A
GROSS  VEHICLE  WEIGHT RATING OF TEN THOUSAND POUNDS OR LESS 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.
  3.  THE  OPERATOR  OF A VEHICLE IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION, EXCLUDING A SEVERELY DISABLED PERSON, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
THREE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-A OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL  BE  SUBJECT
TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY
DOLLARS.
  4.  THE  OPERATOR  OF  A  VEHICLE  WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION WHERE SUCH VIOLATION RESULTS IN THE PHYSICAL INJURY  OF  ANOTHER
PERSON, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 10.00 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR DAMAGE TO PROP-
ERTY  OF ANOTHER PERSON, SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN TWO
HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.  ADDITIONALLY,
A LICENSE POINT VALUE OF ONE POINT SHALL BE APPLIED.
  5.  THE  OPERATOR  OF  A  VEHICLE  WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION WHERE SUCH VIOLATION RESULTS IN THE SERIOUS PHYSICAL  INJURY  OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08266-02-1

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