senate Bill S4979

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the use of rear wheel guards on certain vehicles

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Mar 03, 2017 referred to transportation

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S4979 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6127
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4326, A6418
2015-2016: S600, A6744
2019-2020: A6414

S4979 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the use of rear wheel guards on certain vehicles.

S4979 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4979

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DIAZ,  AVELLA,  DILAN, HAMILTON -- 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 use of rear wheel guards on certain vehicles

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as the "Amara
Diarrassouba life saving truck guard law".
  § 2. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 10-f to read as follows:
  10-F. EVERY TRUCK, TRACTOR, AND TRACTOR-TRAILER OR SEMITRAILER  COMBI-
NATION  REGISTERED IN THIS STATE HAVING A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING OF
TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND POUNDS OR MORE, AND A CONVENTIONAL CAB CONFIGURATION
IN WHICH MORE THAN HALF OF THE ENGINE LENGTH IS FORWARD OF THE  FOREMOST
POINT  OF  THE  WINDSHIELD  BASE  AND  THE  STEERING WHEEL HUB IS IN THE
FORWARD QUARTER OF THE VEHICLE LENGTH, WHENEVER OPERATED WITHIN  A  CITY
HAVING  A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE ON HIGHWAYS OTHER THAN CONT-
ROLLED-ACCESS HIGHWAYS, SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH REAR WHEEL GUARDS ON  THE
REAR WHEELS OF SUCH VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES.
  §  3.  This  act shall be deemed repealed if any federal agency or any
court of competent jurisdiction finally determines that this  act  would
render New York state ineligible for the receipt of federal funds.
  §  4.  Severability.  If any clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph,
section or part of this act be adjudged by any court of competent juris-
diction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invali-
date the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in  its  operation  to
the  clause,  sentence,  subdivision, paragraph, section or part thereof
directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment  shall  have
been rendered.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07333-01-7

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