Permits certain motor vehicles on a section of public road within a distance of approximately 1.65 miles from exit 20 of the New York state thruway.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Duane
Excused (2): Espaillat, Huntley
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to permitting certain motor vehicles on a certain segment of public roads
PURPOSE: This legislation permits commercial vehicles on a section of local roads within a distance of approximately 1.65 miles of exit 20 of the New York State Thruway.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS Section 1. Amends subdivision 16 of section 385 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to add a new Paragraph v, which would allow vehicle trailers over forty-eight (48) feet in length to travel on non-designated local routes in Saugerties, New York.
Section 2. Effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Saugerties Furniture Mart, a small business located in the Village of Saugerties, was recently advised by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT - Region 8 Office) that the Department would not be able to issue a normal waiver for Special Dimension Vehicle Access to allow fifty-three (53) foot trailers to deliver goods. since the roads in question are not formally designated for commercial purposes.
Many of the Saugerties Furniture's suppliers have been using fifty-three (53) foot trailers as a means of shipping goods. DOT had previously approved a route along State Routes 32, 212, and US Route 9W, which would allow special dimension and commercial vehicles to travel directly past his business. However, due to technicality in the law related to lane width, trailers larger than forty-eight (48) feet in length were prohibited from deviating off that designated route.
After collaborating with the Ulster County Traffic Safety Board. NYS DOT. the NYS Police. the Saugerties Police Department, and local officials, all parties agree this special legislation is the most appropriate way to address the issue. The request by the Village of Saugerties for this legislation is pursuant to a letter received 011 June 8, 2012 from Mayor William Murphy.
This business has been operating for 65 years, and as a small business in the community. it provides significant economic benefit. This special legislation is intended to provide the necessary relief to allow the business to continue to receive shipments of goods while ensuring public safety.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7633 IN SENATE June 8, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- 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 permitting certain motor vehicles on a certain segment of public roads THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 16 of section 385 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new paragraph (v) to read as follows: (V) WITHIN A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 1.65 MILES FROM EXIT NUMBER 20 OF THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY, SUCH DISTANCE TO BE MEASURED IN A SOUTH- EASTERLY DIRECTION FROM THE POINT WHERE STATE ROUTE 32 INTERSECTS WITH THE SOUTHBOUND ACCESS RAMP LEADING TO THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY, OVER A ROUTE EXTENDING IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ON STATE ROUTE 32, AND THEN EASTERLY ALONG US ROUTE 9W FOR A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 0.14 MILES, TO WASHINGTON AVENUE BETWEEN US ROUTE 9W AND RUSSELL STREET, A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 0.13 MILES, AND WEST ON RUSSELL STREET BETWEEN WASHING- TON AVENUE AND THE COTERMINOUS SEGMENT OF US ROUTE 9W AND STATE ROUTE 32, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS PARTITION STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF SAUGERTIES, A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 0.14 MILES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16159-02-2