STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 6, 2021
Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 opera-
tion of all-terrain vehicles by minors
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 2409 of the vehicle and traffic
2 law, as added by chapter 402 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as
4 2. Safety certificate. Upon successful completion of a safety course
5 given in conformity with subdivision one of this section by a person
6 [ten] fourteen years of age or over, the person or entity which gave the
7 course shall notify the commissioner of such completion in a manner
8 prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall, upon receipt of
9 such information, issue an ATV safety certificate to the person who has
10 successfully completed the course. Such certificate may be limited to
11 the type of vehicle for which the course was given.
12 § 2. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 2410 of the vehicle and traffic
13 law, as added by chapter 402 of the laws of 1986, are amended to read as
15 1. Except as provided by subdivision two of this section, no person
16 under the age of sixteen years shall operate an ATV except upon lands
17 owned or leased by his or her parent or guardian, unless he or she is
18 under general supervision of a person eighteen years of age or over [or
19 a person sixteen years of age or over who holds an ATV safety certif-
20 icate]. "Leased lands" as herein used shall not include lands leased by
21 an organization of which said operator or his or her parent or guardian
22 is a member.
23 2. A person [ten] fourteen years of age but less than sixteen years of
24 age who has received safety training as prescribed by the commissioner
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 and has received the appropriate ATV safety certificate issued by the
2 commissioner may operate an ATV in the same manner as a person who is
3 sixteen years of age or older.
4 § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
5 it shall have become a law.