senate Bill S6623B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Regulates the length of car carriers and tow trucks

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.303
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.392
substituted for a7717c
Jun 17, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 6623b
May 14, 2014 amended on third reading 6623a
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.515
Feb 19, 2014 referred to transportation

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S6623 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7717C
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §105-a to be §105-b, §160 to be §161, add §§105-a & 160, amd §§127 & 385, V & T L

S6623 - Summary

Regulates the length of car carriers and tow trucks.

S6623 - Sponsor Memo

S6623 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6623

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  length
  of car carriers

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

  Section 1. Section 105-a of the vehicle and traffic law is  renumbered
section 105-b and a new section 105-a is added to read as follows:
  S  105-A.  CAR CARRIER. A TRUCK THAT IS DESIGNED TO TOW AND CARRY TWO,
THREE OR FOUR MOTOR VEHICLES. A TWO CAR CARRIER IS  DESIGNED  TO  TOW  A
MOTOR  VEHICLE  AND CARRY A MOTOR VEHICLE ON A STEEL OR ALUMINUM DECK. A
THREE CAR CARRIER IS DESIGNED TO TOW A MOTOR VEHICLE AND CARRY TWO MOTOR
VEHICLES ON A STEEL OR ALUMINUM DECK AND A FOUR CAR CARRIER IS  DESIGNED
TO  TOW A MOTOR VEHICLE, CARRY TWO MOTOR VEHICLES ON A STEEL OR ALUMINUM
DECK AND A THIRD MOTOR VEHICLE ON A DECK ABOVE THE CAB OF THE  TRUCK.  A
CAR CARRIER THAT IS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL TOWING MAY ALSO BE REFERRED TO
AS A TOW TRUCK AND MUST BE REGISTERED AS A TOW TRUCK.
  S 2. Section 127 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
26 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S 127. Overhang.  That  portion of a transported vehicle or boat which
extends beyond the front or rear bumper of an automobile transporter  or
stinger-steered  automobile  transporter or boat transporter or stinger-
steered boat transporter, OR THAT PORTION OF A TRANSPORTED VEHICLE  THAT
EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OF A CAR CARRIER.
  S  3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the vehicle 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, EXCEPT THAT A CAR CARRIER MAY HAVE AN OVERHANG THAT EXTENDS
BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OF SUCH CAR CARRIER BY NOT MORE THAN THREE FEET.
  S  4.  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.
                                                           LBD14065-01-4

S6623A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7717C
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §105-a to be §105-b, §160 to be §161, add §§105-a & 160, amd §§127 & 385, V & T L

S6623A - Summary

Regulates the length of car carriers and tow trucks.

S6623A - Sponsor Memo

S6623A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6623--A
    Cal. No. 515

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  the  length
  of car carriers

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

  Section 1. Section 105-a of the vehicle and traffic law is  renumbered
section 105-b and a new section 105-a is added to read as follows:
  S  105-A. CAR CARRIER.  A TRUCK THAT IS DESIGNED TO CARRY ONE TO THREE
MOTOR VEHICLES ON A FLAT PLATFORM THAT SLIDES OR TILTS TO THE GROUND  TO
FACILITATE  LOADING  AND  UNLOADING OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLES AND TO TOW AN
ADDITIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE BEHIND IT BY THE USE OF A WHEEL LIFE  OR  OTHER
SUCH DEVICE. A CAR CARRIER THAT IS ENGAGED IN COMMERCIAL TOWING MAY ALSO
BE REFERRED TO AS "TOW TRUCK" AND MUST BE REGISTERED AS A TOW TRUCK.
  S 2. Section 127 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
26 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S 127. Overhang.  That  portion of a transported vehicle or boat which
extends beyond the front or rear bumper of an automobile transporter  or
stinger-steered  automobile  transporter or boat transporter or stinger-
steered boat transporter, OR THAT PORTION OF A TRANSPORTED VEHICLE  THAT
EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OF A CAR CARRIER.
  S  3. Section 160 of the vehicle and traffic law is renumbered 161 and
a new section 160 is added to read as follows:
  S 160. WHEEL LIFT. ANY DEVICE THAT MAY BE  EXTENDED  BEYOND  THE  REAR
BUMPER  OF  A TOW TRUCK OR CAR CARRIER FOR THE PURPOSE OF TOWING ANOTHER
VEHICLE. SUCH TERM MAY ALSO BE REFERRED TO AS AN "UNDER LIFT".
  S 4. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the vehicle  and
traffic law is relettered paragraph (h) and a new paragraph (g) is added
to read as follows:
  (G)  THE  LENGTH  OF A TOW TRUCK OR CAR CARRIER, INCLUSIVE OF LOAD AND
BUMPERS, SHALL NOT BE MORE THAN FORTY FEET, EXCEPT THAT  A  CAR  CARRIER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S6623B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7717C
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §105-a to be §105-b, §160 to be §161, add §§105-a & 160, amd §§127 & 385, V & T L

S6623B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Regulates the length of car carriers and tow trucks.

S6623B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6623B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6623--B
    Cal. No. 515

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 19, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 -- again 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 the length
  of car carriers and tow trucks

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

  Section  1. Section 105-a of the vehicle and traffic law is renumbered
section 105-b and a new section 105-a is added to read as follows:
  S 105-A. CAR CARRIER. A TRUCK THAT IS DESIGNED TO CARRY ONE  TO  THREE
MOTOR  VEHICLES ON A FLAT PLATFORM THAT SLIDES OR TILTS TO THE GROUND TO
FACILITATE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLES AND  TO  TOW  AN
ADDITIONAL  MOTOR  VEHICLE BEHIND IT BY THE USE OF A WHEEL LIFT. FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS CHAPTER, WHENEVER SUCH CAR CARRIER TOWS  OR  CARRIES  A
DISABLED, ILLEGALLY PARKED OR ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLE OR A MOTOR VEHICLE
INVOLVED  IN  AN  ACCIDENT, SUCH CAR CARRIER SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A TOW
TRUCK AND SHALL COMPLY WITH ALL PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  AND  ANY
OTHER  LAW,  ORDINANCE,  ORDER,  RULE  AND REGULATION, APPLICABLE TO TOW
TRUCKS.
  S 2. Section 127 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
26 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S 127. Overhang. That portion of a transported vehicle or  boat  which
extends  beyond the front or rear bumper of an automobile transporter or
stinger-steered automobile transporter or boat transporter  or  stinger-
steered  boat transporter, OR THAT PORTION OF A TRANSPORTED VEHICLE THAT
EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER OF A CAR CARRIER.
  S 3. Section 160 of the vehicle and traffic law is renumbered 161  and
a new section 160 is added to read as follows:
  S  160.  WHEEL  LIFT.  ANY DEVICE THAT MAY BE EXTENDED BEYOND THE REAR
BUMPER OF A TOW TRUCK OR CAR CARRIER FOR THE PURPOSE OF  TOWING  ANOTHER
VEHICLE. SUCH DEVICE MAY ALSO BE REFERRED TO AS AN "UNDER LIFT".

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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