senate Bill S391A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.252
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.289
substituted for s391a
Jun 10, 2014 substituted by a3491a
Mar 20, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2014 1st report cal.289
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 18, 2013 amended on third reading (t) 391a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 18, 2013 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 04, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 05, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 04, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jan 29, 2013 1st report cal.11
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

Votes

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Mar 18, 2014 - Transportation committee Vote

S391A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 29, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S391
19
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committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S391 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3491A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4505A, S1362A
2009-2010: A11189, S7970

S391 - Bill Texts

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Relates to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles.

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BILL NUMBER:S391

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to extending the
maximum length of vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To extend the maximum length of vehicles to allow some specialized
maintenance vehicles the ability to operate without penalty.

JUSTIFICATION:
In 2003 New York state authorized recreational vehicles (RV's) up to
45 feet in length to travel on highways to aid tourism in the state.
This bill would allow for specialized delivery vehicles that carry
building materials to be a maximum of 45 feet, including 5 feet of
overhang, provided that such vehicle was operated by a CDL licensed
driver. All of these vehicles, when manufactured, fall under the less
than 40 foot rule but become illegal when outfitted with a boom or
piggyback. By allowing these vehicles to have the extra overhang,
vehicles that are essential to worker safety and critical to the
delivery of materials for construction projects will not continue to
be subject to unnecessary fines. If untrained recreational drivers
are able to legally navigate on state roads, then professionals
should be given the same allowance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011 - S.1362A/A.4505A - Passed Senate
2010 - S.7970/A.11189

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   391

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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  extending
  the maximum length of vehicles

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the  vehi-
cle  and  traffic law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of 1990, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) The length of a single vehicle, inclusive  of  load  and  bumpers,
shall  be  not  more  than  forty feet unless otherwise provided in this
subdivision.  FOR SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHICLES, WHICH  INCLUDE
ARTICULATING  BOOM  TRUCKS  AND  PIGGY-BACK TRUCKS (FLAT BED TRUCKS WITH
FORKLIFTS OR MOTIFS ATTACHED), THE LENGTH OF A SINGLE VEHICLE,  MEASURED
FROM  BUMPER  TO  BUMPER,  SHALL  NOT  BE MORE THAN FORTY FEET; HOWEVER,
PROVIDED THAT THE OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE IS A CDL OPERATOR, THE VEHICLE
CAN HAVE AN ADDITIONAL FIVE FEET OF OVERHANG, FOR A TOTAL LENGTH  OF  NO
MORE THAN FORTY-FIVE FEET. OVERHANG IS DEFINED AS THE PORTION OF A VEHI-
CLE  THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OR THE PORTION OF A BOOM, FORK-
LIFT OR OTHER DEVICE THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00604-01-3

S391A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3491A
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §385, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4505A, S1362A
2009-2010: A11189, S7970

S391A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles.

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BILL NUMBER:S391A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery
vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To extend the maximum length of vehi-
cles to allow some specialized material delivery vehicles the ability to
operate without penalty.

JUSTIFICATION: In 2003 New York state authorized recreational vehicles
(RV's) up to 45 feet in length to travel on highways to aid tourism in
the state. This bill would allow for specialized delivery vehicles that
carry building materials to be a maximum of 45 feet, including 5 feet of
overhang, provided that such vehicle was operated by a CDL licensed
driver. All of these vehicles, when manufactured, fall under the less
than 40 foot rule but become illegal when outfitted with a boom or
piggyback. By allowing these vehicles to have the extra overhang, vehi-
cles that are essential to worker safety and critical to the delivery of
materials for construction projects will not continue to be subject to
unnecessary fines. If untrained recreational drivers are able to legally
navigate on state roads, then professionals should be given the same
allowance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011 - S.1362A/A 4505A - Passed Senate 2010
- S.7970/A.11189

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 391--A
    Cal. No. 11

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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,  passed by Senate and delivered to the
  Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  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  authorizing
  limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the  vehi-
cle  and traffic law is relettered paragraph (h) and a new paragraph (g)
is added to read as follows:
  (G) THE LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY  VEHICLE,  INCLUSIVE
OF  LOAD AND BUMPERS, SHALL NOT BE MORE THAN FORTY FEET PROVIDED, HOWEV-
ER, THAT THE PORTION OF AN ATTACHED BOOM OR FORKLIFT THAT EXTENDS BEYOND
THE REAR BUMPER BY NOT MORE THAN FIVE FEET SHALL BE  EXCLUDED  FROM  THE
MEASUREMENT  OF  THE  LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHICLE.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHI-
CLE" SHALL MEAN A SINGLE UNIT TRUCK HAVING AN ATTACHED BOOM OR  FORKLIFT
FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  HOISTING, SWINGING, LOADING OR UNLOADING MATERIAL
FROM SUCH TRUCK. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH AUTHORIZING THE EXCLU-
SION FROM THE MEASUREMENT OF THE LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIV-
ERY VEHICLE SHALL NOT APPLY UNLESS THE OPERATOR OF SUCH VEHICLE HOLDS  A
VALID  COMMERCIAL  DRIVER'S  LICENSE  AS  DEFINED  BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF
SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00604-03-3

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