assembly Bill A11077

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to certain vehicle equipment violations and fines

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Oct 07, 2020 referred to transportation


A11077 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L; add §837-w, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A471, S784

A11077 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the maximum fine for certain equipment violations; amends the threshold for violations relating to mufflers and exhaust systems; requires police vehicles to be equipped with decibel readers.

A11077 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              October 7, 2020
 Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Magnarelli)
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic  law,  in  relation  to  certain
   equipment  violations  and  fines;  and to amend the executive law, in
   relation to requiring police vehicles to be equipped  with  a  decibel

   Section 1. Subdivisions 31 and 32 of section 375 of  the  vehicle  and
 traffic  law,  subdivision  31  as amended by chapter 337 of the laws of
 1971, and subdivision 32 as amended by section 14 of part C  of  chapter
 62 of the laws of 2003, are amended to read as follows:
   31.  Mufflers  and  exhaust  systems. Prevention of noise. Every motor
 vehicle, operated or driven upon the highways of the state, shall at all
 times be equipped  with  an  adequate  muffler  and  exhaust  system  in
 constant  operation and properly maintained to prevent any [excessive or
 DECIBELS FOR OTHER MOTOR VEHICLES, and no such muffler or exhaust system
 shall  be  equipped with a cut-out, bypass, or similar device. No person
 shall modify the muffler or exhaust system  of  a  motor  vehicle  in  a
 manner  which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor or
 exhaust system of such vehicle above that  emitted  by  the  muffler  or
 exhaust  system  originally  installed  on the vehicle and such original
 muffler and exhaust system shall comply with  all  the  requirements  of
 this section.
   A  muffler  is  a  device consisting of a series of chambers or baffle
 plates, or other mechanical design for the purpose of receiving  exhaust
 gas from an internal combustion engine, and effective in reducing noise.
   An exhaust system is a series of mechanical devices for the purpose of
 receiving  exhaust  gas from an internal combustion engine and expelling
 it into the atmosphere.
   32. The violation of any  of  the  provisions  of  this  section  with
 respect  to  adequate  brakes except those relating to emergency or hand
 brakes shall constitute a misdemeanor and the violation of  any  of  the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets