Amends the definition of all terrain vehicles to include class one all-terrain vehicles, which are up to 50 inches wide and 1200 pounds dry weight, and class two all-terrain vehicles, which are up to 70 inches wide and 2000 pounds dry weight.
Ayes (35): Bonacic, Carlucci, Diaz, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, Libous, Little, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Saland, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (21): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Dilan, Duane, Gianaris, Hassell-Thomps, Krueger, LaValle, Marcellino, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Rivera, Sampson, Serrano, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin
Excused (6): Adams, Alesi, Espaillat, Huntley, O'Mara, Perkins
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the definition of all terrain vehicles
PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to update the outdated ATV definition, create a new definition for class one and class two all-terrain vehicles.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision one of section 2281 of the vehicle and traffic law to increase the defined weight of an ATV to 1200 pounds dry weight and decreases the width to 50 inches. In addition, it creates a new definition for class two all-terrain vehicles to be 70 inches in width or 2000 pounds of dry weight.
Section 2 provides that the bill shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.
JUSTIFICATION: The current weight limit in statute for ATVs forces New Yorkers to register their vehicles in other states, resulting in lost revenue to state coffers. In an effort to encompass the industry's current and future product offerings, this legislation updates the outdated definition from 1000 pounds dry weight to a class one all-terrain vehicle with a weight not to exceed 1200 pounds. It also provides for a class two all-terrain vehicle which would be up to 70 inches in width or 2000 pounds dry weight.
New York State should be doing all it can to expand one of its strongest economic sectors, tourism. This legislation is a step forward in that it will enable more people to register their vehicles and to visit our trails which will help local economies.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Increased registration of vehicles will generate new revenues for the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3742--B 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 3, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, BONACIC, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RANZENHOF- ER, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the defi- nition of all terrain 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 1 of section 2281 of the vehi- cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 319 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: (a) "All terrain vehicle" or "ATV" means any self-propelled vehicle which is manufactured for sale for operation primarily on off-highway trails or off-highway competitions and only incidentally operated on public highways providing that
[such]A CLASS ONE ALL-TERRAIN vehicle does not exceed [seventy]FIFTY inches in width, or one thousand TWO HUNDRED pounds dry weight AND A CLASS TWO ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE DOES NOT EXCEED SEVENTY INCHES IN WIDTH, OR TWO THOUSAND POUNDS DRY WEIGHT. Provided, however, this definition shall not include a "snowmobile" or other self-propelled vehicles manufactured for off-highway use exclu- sively designed for travel on snow or ice, steered by skis or runners and supported in whole or in part by one or more skis, belts or cleats which utilize an endless belt tread. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09335-05-1