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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S656
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S656 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S656 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the transportation of loose substances in open vehicles PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require commercial operators to use safeguards, approved by the commissioner of transportation, that would prevent loose substances from becoming dislodged or removed during transport in an open vehicle and prevent substances from being thrown by the vehicle's wheels during travel. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the vehicle and traffic law by requiring the use of a mechanism, approved by the commissioner of transportation, by all commercial operators transporting loose substances in an open vehicle. The section also requires the use of tire guards that will prevent objects from being thrown by the wheels of the vehicle during travel EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: This bill would amend the law to require the use of a tarp or like device by all commercial operators transporting loose substances in an open truck or trailer The present law requires the use of a tarp
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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