senate Bill S656

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes it unlawful for any commercial operator of a motor vehicle to transport loose substances in an open vehicle without proper restraints

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

S656 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1434
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง380-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1622, A7614
2009-2010: S105B

S656 - Summary

Makes it unlawful for any commercial operator of a motor vehicle to transport loose substances in an open vehicle without the use of a proper restraint mechanism, as approved by the commissioner of motor vehicles.

S656 - Sponsor Memo

S656 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   656

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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  the  trans-
  portation of loose substances in open vehicles

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

  Section 1. Section 380-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as  added  by
chapter  418 of the laws of 1975 and subdivision 1 as amended by chapter
369 of the laws of 1987, is amended to read as follows:
  S 380-a. Certain vehicles  engaged  in  the  transportation  of  loose
cargo.    1.  It shall be unlawful [to operate on any public highway any
open truck or trailer being utilized for the transportation of any loose
substances, unless said truck or trailer has a cover, tarpaulin or other
device of a type and  specification  approved  by  the  commissioner  of
transportation  which completely closes in the opening on the said truck
or trailer while said truck or trailer shall be so operated,  so  as  to
prevent  the  falling of any such substances therefrom.  However, if the
load is arranged so that no loose substance can fall from or blow out of
such truck, the covering is not necessary.] FOR A COMMERCIAL OPERATOR OF
A MOTOR VEHICLE TO TRANSPORT LOOSE SUBSTANCES IN AN OPEN VEHICLE WITHOUT
THE USE OF A MECHANISM, APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF  TRANSPORTATION,
TO PREVENT LOOSE SUBSTANCES FROM BECOMING DISLODGED OR REMOVED FROM SUCH
VEHICLE DURING TRANSPORT.
  2.  IT  SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR A COMMERCIAL OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE
TO TRANSPORT LOOSE SUBSTANCES IN A VEHICLE WITHOUT  THE  USE  OF  SPLASH
GUARDS,  APPROVED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  MOTOR VEHICLES, TO PREVENT
SUBSTANCES FROM BEING THROWN BY SUCH VEHICLE DURING TRAVEL.
  [2.] 3. The commissioner  of  transportation  is  authorized  to  make
necessary  rules  and regulations to carry into effect the provisions of
this section, applying such provisions to specific conditions and  loads

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

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