Bill S7945-2013

Permits motor vehicles on a certain segment of public roads

Permits motor vehicles on a certain segment of public roads.

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  • Oct 15, 2014: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S7945

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 bill would permit tandem trailers to travel from exit 49 of the New York state thruway for approximately .5 miles to their shipping and receiving location.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 16 of section 365 of the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new paragraph (v) permitting tandem trailers to travel along a designated route of approximately .5 miles from exit 49 of the New York state thruway to a designated shipping and receiving location. This bill requires the commissioner of transportation to determine that the tandem trailers could operate safely along the designated route and that no other applicable laws prohibit the operation of the tandem trailers on such route.

Section 2 states that this act shall take effect immediately

EXISTING LAW:

Section 385 of the vehicle and traffic law states maximum dimensions and weight restrictions for vehicles on public roads. Subdivision 16 of this section, however, allows for the possibility of exempting a designated route from these requirements. The vehicles on this route must be travelling to or from the New York state thruway, and they must also meet the maximum dimensions and weight restrictions for the New York state thruway. There are currently 22 such exemptions under Subdivision 16.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill allows for tandem trailers, already in compliance with New York state thruway maximum dimensions and weight restrictions, to legally exit the thruway and travel to a designated shipping and receiving location approximately .5 miles from exit 49 of the New York state thruway. Under current law, tandem trailers may travel on the thruway, but may not exit the thruway to their shipping and receiving location approximately .5 miles away.

Subdivision 16 of Section 385 of the vehicle and traffic law recognizes this potential problem by allowing for possible exemptions for those motor vehicles travelling to and from the New York state thruway. This bill simply adds another designated route to that current list of 22 exemptions. Furthermore, this bill requires the commissioner of transportation to determine that the tandem trailers could operate safely along the designated route and that no other applicable laws prohibit the operation of the tandem trailers on such route.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7945 IN SENATE October 15, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules 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) OVER A ROUTE EXTENDING BETWEEN THE THRUWAY TOLL BOOTH AT THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY EXIT 49 TO THE TERMINUS OF THE EXIT 49 ON AND OFF RAMPS AND ITS INTERSECTION WITH NEW YORK STATE ROUTE 78 AND SOUTH ON NEW YORK STATE ROUTE 78 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH PFOHL ROAD, A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY .5 MILES, AND APPROXIMATELY 365 FEET WEST ON PFOHL ROAD, WHERE THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION DETERMINES THAT THE VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES COULD OPERATE SAFELY ALONG THE DESIGNATED ROUTE AND THAT NO APPLICABLE FEDERAL LAW, REGULATION OR OTHER REQUIREMENT PROHIBITS THE OPERATION OF SUCH VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES ON SUCH ROUTE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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