senate Bill S2245

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the operation of farm vehicles within the state with a class D driver's license; repealer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 15, 2013 referred to transportation

S2245 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§501 & 501-a, rpld §501 sub 2 ¶(b) sub¶ (vi), V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S834
2009-2010: S2477

S2245 - Summary

Authorizes the operation of farm vehicles within the state with a class D driver's license; eliminates the requirement for a farm endorsement to operate a farm vehicle; expands definition of "farm vehicle" to include a combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or less.

S2245 - Sponsor Memo

S2245 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2245

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  authorizing
  the  operation of any farm vehicle within the state by a person with a
  class D driver's license; and to repeal subparagraph (vi) of paragraph
  (b) of subdivision 2 of section 501  of  such  law  relating  to  farm
  endorsements

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  2  of
section 501 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 339 of
the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  (iv) Class D. (A) Such license shall be valid to operate any passenger
or  limited  use  automobile  or  any truck with a GVWR of not more than
twenty-six thousand pounds or any such vehicle towing a vehicle  with  a
GVWR  of  not  more than ten thousand pounds, or any such vehicle towing
another vehicle with a GVWR of more than ten  thousand  pounds  provided
such  combination  of  vehicles  has  a GCWR of not more than twenty-six
thousand pounds, or any personal use vehicle with a  GVWR  of  not  more
than  twenty-six  thousand  pounds  or any such vehicle towing a vehicle
with a GVWR of not more than ten thousand pounds, except it shall not be
valid to operate a tractor, a motorcycle other  than  a  class  B  or  C
limited  use motorcycle, a vehicle used to transport passengers for hire
or for which a hazardous materials endorsement is required, or a vehicle
defined as a bus in subdivision one of section five  hundred  nine-a  of
this title.
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  RESTRICTION  ON  THE  OPERATION OF VEHICLES
INCLUDED IN CLAUSE (A) OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, SUCH LICENSE SHALL BE VALID
TO OPERATE ANY FARM VEHICLE ANYWHERE WITHIN THIS STATE.
  S 2. Subparagraph (vi) of paragraph (b) of subdivision  2  of  section
501 of the vehicle and traffic law is REPEALED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06884-01-3

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