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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to transportation|
|Feb 06, 2017||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S4179
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4179 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Transportation
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1229-e, amd §§125 & 200, V & T L; add §74-a, St Fin L; add §389, Pub Auth L; add §23, Transp L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
S4179 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that motor vehicles, with certain exceptions, shall not be operated with an accumulation of snow or ice on the surface thereof; establishes fines for violation of these provisions; establishes a fund for the state's portion of such fines, the "snow and ice removal fund" with 10% of the funds going to an annual DMV report on the fund, 25% going to each the DOT and the Thruway authority for establishing snow and ice removal sites on their roads, 30% for a DOT grant program and 10% for a public awareness campaign.
S4179 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4179 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring surfaces of certain motor vehicles to be cleared of accumulated snow, sleet, or hail; to amend the state finance law, the public authorities law and the transportation law, in relation to the snow and ice removal fund; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To help prevent dangerous distractions or accidents from blinding snow or ice blowing off of vehicles traveling on roads and highways. When vehicles travel with accumulated amounts of snow or ice on top of their roof, it is very likely to be blinding to other vehicles traveling behind them and cause accidents. This legislation will help to prevent those types of accidents. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 1229-e. Section 3 of the bill requires that the commissioner of DMV produce a
S4179 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4179 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 6, 2017 ___________ 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 requiring surfaces of certain motor vehicles to be cleared of accumulated snow, sleet, or hail; to amend the state finance law, the public authorities law and the transportation law, in relation to the snow and ice removal fund; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof 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: § 1229-E. CLEARANCE OF SNOW, SLEET, AND HAIL. 1. NO PERSON SHALL OPER- ATE A MOTOR VEHICLE 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 IN EXCESS OF THREE INCHES. 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 OR WITHIN THREE HOURS AFTER THE CESSATION OF THE FALLING THEREOF. 3. (A) THE OPERATOR OF A NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, EXCLUDING A DISABLED OPERATOR, SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS. (B) THE OPERATOR, OWNER, LESSEE, BAILEE OR ANY ONE OF THE AFORESAID IF A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN TWELVE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS. (C) ALL FINES CREDITED TO THE STATE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVENTY-FOUR-A OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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