Relates to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To extend the maximum length of vehicles to allow some specialized material delivery 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. This bill would allow for specialized delivery vehicles that carry building materials to be a maximum of 45 feet, including 5 feet of overhang, provided that such vehicle was operated by a CDL licensed driver. All of these vehicles, when manufactured, fall under the less than 40 foot rule but become illegal when outfitted with a boom or piggyback. By allowing these vehicles to have the extra overhang, vehicles that are essential to worker safety and critical to the delivery of materials for construction projects will not continue to be subject to unnecessary fines. If untrained recreational drivers are able to legally navigate on state roads, then professionals should be given the same allowance.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011 - S.1362A/A 4505A - Passed Senate 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.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 391--A Cal. No. 11 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing limited rear overhang for specialized material delivery vehicles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 3 of section 385 of the vehi- cle and traffic law is relettered paragraph (h) and a new paragraph (g) is added to read as follows: (G) THE LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHICLE, INCLUSIVE OF LOAD AND BUMPERS, SHALL NOT BE MORE THAN FORTY FEET PROVIDED, HOWEV- ER, THAT THE PORTION OF AN ATTACHED BOOM OR FORKLIFT THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE REAR BUMPER BY NOT MORE THAN FIVE FEET SHALL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE MEASUREMENT OF THE LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHICLE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY VEHI- CLE" SHALL MEAN A SINGLE UNIT TRUCK HAVING AN ATTACHED BOOM OR FORKLIFT FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOISTING, SWINGING, LOADING OR UNLOADING MATERIAL FROM SUCH TRUCK. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH AUTHORIZING THE EXCLU- SION FROM THE MEASUREMENT OF THE LENGTH OF A SPECIALIZED MATERIAL DELIV- ERY VEHICLE SHALL NOT APPLY UNLESS THE OPERATOR OF SUCH VEHICLE HOLDS A VALID COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE-A OF THIS CHAPTER. 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. LBD00604-03-3