Bill S6488-2013

Authorizes the operation of pickup trucks and vans having a gross vehicle rating of 8,000 pounds or less on the special parkways of the state

Authorizes the operation of pickup trucks and vans having a gross vehicle rating of 8,000 pounds or less on the special highways of the state.

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  • Jan 29, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6488

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the transportation law, in relation to authorizing the operation of pickup trucks and vans, having a gross vehicle weight rating of eight thousand pounds or less, upon special parkways

PURPOSE:

Authorizes the operation of pickup trucks and vans having a gross vehicle rating of 8,000 pounds or less on the special parkways of the state.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One - amends subdivision 5 of section 71 of the transportation law by providing that the commissioner shall not limit or prohibit the travel of any type of call of commercial vehicle that includes pickup trucks and vans having a gross vehicle weight rating of eight thousand pounds or less.

Section Two - this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, business that make local deliveries such as auto dealers, florists and tradesmen such as electricians, plumbers and carpenters are forced to use local roads or run the risk of being ticketed and fined for being on parkways that do not all commercially registered vehicles. It is important to note that large SUV's, limousines and small busses are already using these roads.

In this current economic environment, any additional revenue would be a plus for the county, towns would benefit from less traffic on their streets and businesses would benefit from fuel savings and time not lost in traffic.

This legislation would allow for pickup trucks and having having a gross vehicle rating of 8,000 pounds or less to have access to special parkways.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6488 IN SENATE January 29, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to authorizing the operation of pickup trucks and vans, having a gross vehicle weight rating of eight thousand pounds or less, upon special parkways THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 71 of the transportation law, as added by chapter 370 of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows: 5. To limit or prohibit travel by types or classes of commercial vehi- cles as may be required due to roadway design or safety considerations[, and to]; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT LIMIT OR PROHIBIT THE TRAVEL OF ANY TYPE OR CLASS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE THAT INCLUDES PICKUP TRUCKS AND VANS HAVING A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING OF EIGHT THOUSAND POUNDS OR LESS. IN ADDITION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY estab- lish speed limits and standards of travel safety on all such special parkways designated by this article. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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