assembly Bill A3687

2013-2014 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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A3687 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1229-e, amd §§125 & 200, V & T L; add §74-a, St Fin L; add §389, Pub Auth L; add §23, Transp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2346A
2009-2010: A4209A

A3687 - 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; establishes a fund for the state's portion of such fines, the "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.

A3687 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3687

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MAYER, STEVENSON, MARKEY, RA -- 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; 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.
  (C) ALL FINES CREDITED TO THE STATE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL  BE
DEPOSITED  TO  THE  SNOW  AND  ICE  REMOVAL FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
SECTION SEVENTY-FOUR-A OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00411-01-3

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