senate Bill S4600

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the operation of all-terrain vehicles in the state forest preserve, Long Island central pine barrens area and Albany pine bush preserve

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Feb 21, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

S4600 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6002
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:
2009-2010: A2156
2011-2012: A3818
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

S4600 - Bill Text download pdf


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