senate Bill S841

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the surfaces of non-commercial vehicles and commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand pounds or less to be cleared of snow

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S841 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4680
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1229-e, amd §125, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4284, A5343

S841 - Summary

Requires the surfaces of non-commercial vehicles and commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand pounds or less to be cleared of accumulated snow, sleet or hail; exempts any automobile transporter, motorcycle or authorized emergency vehicle; imposes fines.

S841 - Sponsor Memo

S841 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   841

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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  requiring
  the  surfaces  of  certain vehicles to be cleared of accumulated snow,
  sleet, or hail

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 1229-e to read as follows:
  S 1229-E. CLEARANCE OF SNOW, SLEET, AND HAIL. 1. NO PERSON SHALL OPER-
ATE A NON-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE OR A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE WITH  A
GROSS  VEHICLE  WEIGHT RATING OF TEN THOUSAND POUNDS OR LESS ON A PUBLIC
STREET OR HIGHWAY WHILE THERE IS AN ACCUMULATION OF SNOW, SLEET, OR HAIL
ON THE ROOF OR CARGO BED  SURFACES  THEREOF,  WHETHER  OF  ANY  OCCUPANT
COMPARTMENT, TRAILER, OR OTHER CARGO COMPARTMENT.
  2.  THE REMOVAL OF ACCUMULATED SNOW, SLEET, OR HAIL REQUIRED BY SUBDI-
VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY DURING THE FALLING  OF  SNOW,
SLEET, OR HAIL.
  3.  THE  OPERATOR  OF A VEHICLE IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION, EXCLUDING A SEVERELY DISABLED PERSON, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
THREE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FOUR-A OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL  BE  SUBJECT
TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY
DOLLARS.
  4.  THE  OPERATOR  OF  A  VEHICLE  WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION WHERE SUCH VIOLATION RESULTS IN THE PHYSICAL INJURY  OF  ANOTHER
PERSON, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 10.00 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR DAMAGE TO PROP-
ERTY  OF ANOTHER PERSON, SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN TWO
HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.  ADDITIONALLY,
A LICENSE POINT VALUE OF ONE POINT SHALL BE APPLIED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04588-01-3

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