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Bill S1362-2011

Extends the maximum length of single vehicles to forty-five feet

Extends the maximum length of specialized material delivery vehicles to forty-five feet.

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Actions

  • Jun 14, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jun 14, 2012: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • Jan 23, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Jan 23, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jan 23, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jan 18, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 10, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 9, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.23
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 13, 2011: referred to transportation
  • Jun 13, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 2, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 13, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 12, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.371
  • Jan 6, 2011: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Apr 12, 2011
Ayes (15): Fuschillo, Johnson, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Dilan, Adams, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Stavisky, Valesky
Ayes W/R (2): Larkin, Zeldin
Excused (2): Diaz, Squadron
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Jan 9, 2012
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Johnson, Larkin, Maziarz, McDonald, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Adams, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Valesky
Ayes W/R (1): Nozzolio

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1362

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to extending the maximum length of vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To extend the maximum length of vehicles to allow some specialized maintenance vehicles the ability to operate without penalty.

JUSTIFICATION: In 2003 New York State authorized recreational vehicles (RV's) up to 45 feet in length to travel on highways to aid tourism in the state. However, the law neglected to include professional vehicles that perform routine and important tasks throughout the state. Many citizens depend on the service abilities of these vehicles, which extend past the current allowable length to allow for increased safety and equipment. The current law is out of step with the needs of its citizenry. If untrained recreational drivers are able to legally navigate on state roads, then professionals should be allowed the same allowance.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S.7970/A.11189

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1362 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 6, 2011 ___________
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 extending the maximum length of vehicles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the vehi- cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows: (a) The length of a single vehicle, inclusive of load and bumpers, shall be not more than [forty] FORTY-FIVE feet unless otherwise provided in this subdivision. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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