senate Bill S3298A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2014 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 17, 2014 print number 3298b
Jan 17, 2014 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 03, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2013 amended on third reading 3298a
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.338
Jan 31, 2013 referred to transportation

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S3298 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5425B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5768, A10040

S3298 - Bill Texts

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Allows wide-based single tires on certain vehicles.

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BILL NUMBER:S3298

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to allowing wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

PURPOSE: To allow vehicles equipped with wide based single tires the
ability to apply for divisible load permits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Vehicle and Traffic Law § 355(15)(f) by adding "or
equipped with wide based single tires on each side of the axle".

JUSTIFICATION: In recent years, many motor carriers have migrated to
the use of "wide based single tires" in order to improve the fuel
efficiency of their vehicles. Tests conducted by the Environmental
Protection Agency show the use of "wide based single tires" has the
potential to improve fuel economy by 2 to 5 percent compared to
equivalent dual tires. By using "wide based single tires," a
combination truck could save over 400 gallons of fuel per year and cut
emissions of carbon dioxide by more than four metric tons annually.

Currently, state law requires that vehicles operating under a state
issued divisible load permit must be equipped with "two tires on each
side of the axle." Canada, Mexico and many states have recently
amended their laws to allow the use of "wide based single tires" on
similarly permitted vehicles.

Benefits to motor carriers include improved fuel economy, improved
handling, lower costs, reduced maintenance and improved safety due to
improved handling in all weather conditions. In addition, the
Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that motor carriers
utilize "wide based single tires" as part of their SmartWay Transport
Partnership program.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S5768 of 2011/2012

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  3298

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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  allowing
  wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

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

  Section 1. The third undesignated paragraph of paragraph (f) of subdi-
vision 15 of section 385 of the vehicle and traffic law, as  amended  by
section  4  of  part  C of chapter 59 of the laws of 2004, is amended to
read as follows:
  No vehicle having a model year of two thousand six or newer  shall  be
issued  a  permit  pursuant  to  this paragraph unless each axle of such
vehicle or combination of vehicles, other than  steerable  or  trackable
axles,  is equipped with two tires on each side of the axle, OR EQUIPPED
WITH WIDE-BASED SINGLE TIRES ON EACH SIDE OF THE AXLE, any air  pressure
controls  for  lift axles are located outside the cab of the vehicle and
are beyond the reach of occupants of the cab while  the  vehicle  is  in
motion,  the  weight on any grouping of two or more axles is distributed
such that no axle in the grouping carries less than  eighty  percent  of
any  other  axle  in  the grouping and any liftable axle is steerable or
trackable; and, further provided, after December thirty-first, two thou-
sand fourteen, no permit shall be issued pursuant to this paragraph to a
vehicle of any model year that does not meet the  requirements  of  this
provision,  except  that  such  permits  may  be issued prior to January
first, two thousand twenty to a vehicle that does not meet the  require-
ment  concerning  axle grouping weight distribution, but meets all other
requirements of this section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00865-01-3

S3298A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5425B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5768, A10040

S3298A - Bill Texts

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Allows wide-based single tires on certain vehicles.

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BILL NUMBER:S3298A REVISED MEMO 05/29/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to allowing wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

PURPOSE:

To allow vehicles equipped with wide based single tires the ability to
apply for divisible load permits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Vehicle and Traffic Law § 385(15)(f) by adding "or
equipped with wide based single tires on each side of the axle".

JUSTIFICATION:

In, recent years, many motor carriers have migrated to the use of
"wide based single tires" in order to improve the fuel efficiency of
their vehicles. Tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency
show the use of "wide based single tires" has the potential to improve
fuel economy by 2 to 5 percent compared to equivalent dual tires. By
using "wide based single tires," a combination truck could save over
400 gallons of fuel per year and cut emissions of carbon dioxide by
more than four metric tons annually.

Currently, state law requires that vehicles operating under a state
issued divisible load permit must be equipped with "two tires on each
side of the axle." Canada, Mexico and many states have recently
amended their laws to allow the use of "wide based single tires" on
similarly permitted vehicles.

Benefits to motor carriers include improved fuel economy, improved
handling, lower costs, reduced maintenance and improved safety due to
improved handling in all weather conditions. In addition, the
Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that motor carriers
utilize "wide based single tires" as part of their SmartWay Transport
Partnership program.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S5768 of 2011/2012

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3298--A
    Cal. No. 338

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  allowing
  wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

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

  Section 1. The third undesignated paragraph of paragraph (f) of subdi-
vision 15 of section 385 of the vehicle and traffic law, as  amended  by
section  4  of  part  C of chapter 59 of the laws of 2004, is amended to
read as follows:
  No vehicle having a model year of two thousand six or newer  shall  be
issued  a  permit  pursuant  to  this paragraph unless each axle of such
vehicle or combination of vehicles, other than  steerable  or  trackable
axles,  is equipped with two tires on each side of the axle, OR EQUIPPED
WITH WIDE-BASED SINGLE TIRES ON EACH SIDE OF THE AXLE, any air  pressure
controls  for  lift axles are located outside the cab of the vehicle and
are beyond the reach of occupants of the cab while  the  vehicle  is  in
motion,  the  weight on any grouping of two or more axles is distributed
such that no axle in the grouping carries less than  eighty  percent  of
any  other  axle  in  the grouping and any liftable axle is steerable or
trackable; and, further provided, after December thirty-first, two thou-
sand fourteen, no permit shall be issued pursuant to this paragraph to a
vehicle of any model year that does not meet the  requirements  of  this
provision,  except  that  such  permits  may  be issued prior to January
first, two thousand twenty to a vehicle that does not meet the  require-
ment  concerning  axle grouping weight distribution, but meets all other
requirements of this section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00865-02-3

S3298B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5425B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5768, A10040

S3298B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Allows wide-based single tires on certain vehicles.

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BILL NUMBER:S3298B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to allowing wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

PURPOSE: To allow vehicles equipped with wide based single tires the
ability to apply for divisible load permits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Vehicle and Traffic Law § 355(15)(f) by adding "or
equipped with wide based single tires on each side of the axle".

JUSTIFICATION: In, recent years, many motor carriers have migrated to
the use of "wide based single tires" in order to improve the fuel
efficiency of their vehicles. Tests conducted by the Environmental
Protection Agency show the use of "wide based single tires" has the
potential to improve fuel economy by 2 to 5 percent compared to
equivalent dual tires. By using "wide based single tires," a
combination truck could save over 400 gallons of fuel per year and cut
emissions of carbon dioxide by more than four metric tons annually.

Currently, state law requires that vehicles operating under a state
issued divisible load permit must be equipped with "two tires on each
side of the axle." Canada, Mexico and many states have recently
amended their laws to allow the use of "wide based single tires" on
similarly permitted vehicles.

Benefits to motor carriers include improved fuel economy, improved
handling, lower costs, reduced maintenance and improved safety due to
improved handling in all weather conditions. In addition, the
Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that motor carriers
utilize "wide based single tires" as part of their SmartWay Transport
Partnership program.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S5768 of 2011/2012

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3298--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading -- recommitted to the  Commit-
  tee  on  Transportation  in  accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  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 allowing
  wide-based single tires on certain vehicles

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

  Section 1. The third undesignated paragraph of paragraph (f) of subdi-
vision  15  of section 385 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
section 4 of part C of chapter 59 of the laws of  2004,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  No  vehicle  having a model year of two thousand six or newer shall be
issued a permit pursuant to this paragraph  unless  each  axle  of  such
vehicle  or  combination  of vehicles, other than steerable or trackable
axles, is equipped with two tires on each side of the axle, OR  EQUIPPED
WITH  WIDE-BASED SINGLE TIRES ON EACH SIDE OF THE AXLE, any air pressure
controls for lift axles are located outside the cab of the  vehicle  and
are  beyond  the  reach  of occupants of the cab while the vehicle is in
motion, the weight on any grouping of two or more axles  is  distributed
such  that  no  axle in the grouping carries less than eighty percent of
any other axle in the grouping and any liftable  axle  is  steerable  or
trackable; and, further provided, after December thirty-first, two thou-
sand  [fourteen]  FIFTEEN,  no  permit  shall be issued pursuant to this
paragraph to a vehicle of any model year that does not meet the require-
ments of this provision, except that such permits may be issued prior to
January first, two thousand [twenty] TWENTY-ONE to a vehicle  that  does

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00865-03-4

S. 3298--B                          2

not  meet  the requirement concerning axle grouping weight distribution,
but meets all other requirements of this section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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