assembly Bill A2346A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that motor vehicles, with certain exceptions, shall not be operated with an accumulation of snow or ice on the surface thereof

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 17, 2011 print number 2346a
Feb 17, 2011 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 18, 2011 referred to transportation

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A2346 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1321A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1229-e, amd §§125 & 200, V & T L; add §74-a, St Fin L; add §388, Pub Auth L; add §23, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A4209A, S5226A

A2346 - Summary

Provides that motor vehicles, with certain exceptions, shall not be operated with an accumulation of snow or ice on the surface thereof; establishes fines for violation of these provisions and a snow and ice removal fund with 10% of the funds going to an annual DMV report on the fund, 25% going to each the DOT and the Thruway authority for establishing snow and ice removal sites on their roads, 30% for a DOT grant program and 10% for a public awareness campaign.

A2346 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2346

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SPANO, BING -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  RAIA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
  surfaces  of certain motor 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 MOTOR VEHICLE 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 IN EXCESS OF THREE INCHES.
  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 OR WITHIN THREE HOURS AFTER THE CESSATION OF THE FALLING
THEREOF.
  3. (A) THE OPERATOR OF A NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE IN  VIOLATION  OF  THE
PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,  EXCLUDING  A DISABLED OPERATOR, SHALL BE
SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY  DOLLARS  NOR  MORE
THAN EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  (B) THE OPERATOR, OWNER, LESSEE, BAILEE OR ANY ONE OF THE AFORESAID IF
A  COMMERCIAL  MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN
FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN TWELVE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  4. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY  TO  ANY  AUTOMOBILE
TRANSPORTER, MOTORCYCLE, OR AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE.
  S 2. Section 125 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
365 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  S 125. Motor  vehicles. Every vehicle operated or driven upon a public
highway which is propelled by  any  power  other  than  muscular  power,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03010-01-1

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A2346A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1321A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1229-e, amd §§125 & 200, V & T L; add §74-a, St Fin L; add §388, Pub Auth L; add §23, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A4209A, S5226A

A2346A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that motor vehicles, with certain exceptions, shall not be operated with an accumulation of snow or ice on the surface thereof; establishes fines for violation of these provisions and a snow and ice removal fund with 10% of the funds going to an annual DMV report on the fund, 25% going to each the DOT and the Thruway authority for establishing snow and ice removal sites on their roads, 30% for a DOT grant program and 10% for a public awareness campaign.

A2346A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2346--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SPANO, BING, MARKEY, STEVENSON, RA -- Multi-Spon-
  sored  by -- M.  of A. RAIA -- read once and referred 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 requiring
  surfaces of certain motor vehicles to be cleared of accumulated  snow,
  sleet, or hail; to amend the state finance law, the public authorities
  law  and  the  transportation  law,  in  relation  to the snow and ice
  removal fund; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

  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  MOTOR  VEHICLE  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 IN EXCESS OF THREE INCHES.
  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 OR WITHIN THREE HOURS AFTER THE CESSATION OF THE  FALLING
THEREOF.
  3.  (A)  THE  OPERATOR OF A NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE IN VIOLATION OF THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, EXCLUDING  A  DISABLED  OPERATOR,  SHALL  BE
SUBJECT  TO  A  FINE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE
THAN EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.
  (B) THE OPERATOR, OWNER, LESSEE, BAILEE OR ANY ONE OF THE AFORESAID IF
A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT  LESS  THAN
FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN TWELVE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03010-03-1

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