Relates to the definition of all terrain vehicle or "ATV"; increases the dry weight of such vehicle from 1000 pounds to 1500 pounds.
Ayes (50): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, Leibell, Libous, Little, Maziarz, McDonald, Morahan, Nozzolio, Onorato, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Nays (11): Duane, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Krueger, LaValle, Marcellino, Montgomery, Oppenheimer, Perkins, Schneiderman, Serrano
Absent (1): Sampson
BILL NUMBER: S4277
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the definition of an all terrain vehicle or "ATV"
PURPOSE : This bill amends subdivision 1 of section 2281 of the vehicle and traffic law to raise the defined weight of an "ATV" to 1500 pounds of dry weight.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This bill provides that an "all terrain vehicle" or "ATV" may be used primarily on off-highway trails and competitions provided that such a vehicle does not exceed seventy inches in width, or one thousand five hundred pounds dry weight. Provided, however, this provision shall not include a "snowmobile" or other self propelled vehicles manufactured for off-highway use exclusively 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.
JUSTIFICATION : Due to the increase in the weight of vehicles, the current one thousand pounds dry weight limit on "all terrain vehicles" and "ATVs" is enticing New Yorkers to register their vehicles in other states. The proposed legislation would allow more New Yorkers to register their "ATVs" in New York State; which would provide for increased revenue for New York State due to the cost of registration.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2006: S.3160/A.8259 - Transportation Committee. 2007: S.4380/A.7614 - Transportation Committee 2008: S.4380 Passed Senate/A.8714 - Transportation Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : No cost to the state, however the registration fee will generate new revenues to the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect 30 days from becoming law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4277 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 21, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. AUBERTINE -- 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 the defi- nition of an all terrain vehicle or "ATV" 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 vehicle does not exceed seventy inches in width, or one thousand FIVE HUNDRED 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. LBD11293-01-9