A04957 Summary:

COSPNSRBarclay, Goodell, Hawley, Walczyk
Amd §2281, V & T L
Amends the definition of all terrain vehicles to include certain vehicles of up to seventy inches long and 1500 pounds.
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A04957 Actions:

02/09/2021referred to transportation
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A04957 Committee Votes:

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A04957 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A04957 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Palmesano
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the defi- nition of an all terrain vehicle or "ATV"   PURPOSE: This bill raises the defined weight of an all-terrain vehicle to 1,500 pounds of dry weight to allow certain all-terrain vehicles to be regis- tered in New York.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the definition of an "all-terrain vehicle" in chapter 319 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law by raising the dry weight qualifica- tion from 1,000 pounds to 1,500 pounds for certain all-terrain vehicles. Section 2 provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The current vehicle and traffic law defines an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) as being no wider than 70 inches and no heavier than 1,000 pounds. Advancements in technology have lead to the development of new all-ter- rain vehicles. Sometimes, these new vehicles are heavier than the more traditional models. Unlike other states, New York has not updated their regulations to allow the registration of these new vehicles. The current dry weight limit on all-terrain vehicles is enticing New Yorkers to register their vehicles in other states or to leave their vehicles unregistered. By increasing the weight limit on certain all-terrain vehicles by 500 pounds users will be able to register their vehicles in New York State. This will generate more revenue for the State through registrations. Also, it is anticipated that permitting the registration of certain all-terrain vehicles weighing over 1,000 pounds will increase the inter- est in purchasing such vehicles and generate additional sales tax reven- ue for the State. Finally, enactment of this legislation will provide a necessary update to allow current owners of all-terrain vehicles to register and legally use their vehicles in New York.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-2020: A.8601 - referred to transportation 2017-2018: A.4412 - Referred to Transportation   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No cost to the state. Additional revenue is anticipated through new registrations and sales tax.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the 30th day after it shall have become law.
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A04957 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 9, 2021
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PALMESANO, BARCLAY, GOODELL, HAWLEY, WALCZYK --
          read once and referred 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:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 2281 of the vehi-
     2  cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 319 of the laws of  1997,  is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (a)  "All  terrain  vehicle" or "ATV" means any self-propelled vehicle
     5  which is manufactured for sale for operation  primarily  on  off-highway
     6  trails  or  off-highway  competitions  and only incidentally operated on
     7  public highways providing that such  vehicle  does  not  exceed  seventy
     8  inches  in  width,  or  one  thousand  five  hundred  pounds dry weight.
     9  Provided, however, this definition shall not include a  "snowmobile"  or
    10  other  self-propelled  vehicles  manufactured for off-highway use exclu-
    11  sively designed for travel on snow or ice, steered by  skis  or  runners
    12  and  supported  in whole or in part by one or more skis, belts or cleats
    13  which utilize an endless belt tread.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    15  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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