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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to environmental conservation|
|Feb 21, 2017||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S4600
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4600 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§9-0303, 46-0111 & 57-0121, add §71-0717, En Con L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5105, A2481
2015-2016: S4718, A1631
S4600 - Summary
Prohibits the operation of all-terrain vehicles by the general public in the state forest preserve, Long Island central pine barrens area and Albany pine bush preserve; grants exceptions for the disabled, official purposes and law enforcement; provides for the impoundment of all-terrain vehicles operated in violation of such provisions and the imposition of a $100 surcharge upon the owner thereof; provides for the deposit of such surcharges into a separate all-terrain vehicle enforcement fund.
S4600 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4600 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of all-terrain vehicles within the forest preserve, the Long Island central pine barrens and the Albany pine bush preserve, and providing penalties for violations of all-terrain vehicle laws in such sensitive areas PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill would protect the Forest Preserve, the Long Island Central Pine Barrens, and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve from environmental damage that results from all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operation on these sensitive state-protected lands. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This bill would prohibit the use of ATVs by the general public within the Forest Preserve. The bill would also codify the prohibition of ATV use, under the provisions of the land use plan for the Long Island Central Pine Barrens and under the rules and regulations for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, on those lands. The bill would continue to allow ATV use within the Forest Preserve in some specific instances provided for by Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. The bill would continue to allow ATV use by a qualified person with a disability with a DEC permit, by DEC employees for appropriate administrative
S4600 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4600 A. 6002 2017-2018 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y February 21, 2017 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Develop- ment AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of all-terrain vehicles within the forest preserve, the Long Island central pine barrens and the Albany pine bush preserve, and providing penalties for violations of all-terrain vehicle laws in such sensitive areas THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 9-0303 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES. A. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION: (I) "ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE" SHALL MEAN A MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH IS MANUFAC- TURED FOR OPERATION PRIMARILY FOR OFF-HIGHWAY USE OR OFF-HIGHWAY COMPE- TITIONS AND ONLY INCIDENTALLY OPERATED ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, SUCH TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE A SNOWMOBILE. (II) "SNOWMOBILE" SHALL MEAN A MOTOR VEHICLE DESIGNED FOR TRAVEL ON SNOW OR ICE BY MEANS OF A COMBINATION OF TRACKS AND A SKI OR SKIS. B. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE USE OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITHIN THE FOREST PRESERVE IS PROHIBITED. C. A QUALIFIED PERSON WITH A DISABILITY TO WHOM THE DEPARTMENT HAS ISSUED A NONTRANSFERABLE TEMPORARY REVOCABLE PERMIT PROVIDING MOTOR VEHICLE ACCESS TO CERTAIN STATE LANDS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT MAY USE AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE PURSUANT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUCH PERMIT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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