Bill Text: NY A03138 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the DOT to determine which entrances to parkways in Westchester county are most frequently accessed by oversized commercial vehicles and to install certain barriers to prevent such vehicles from accessing such entrances.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-07 - reported referred to ways and means [A03138 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03138-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          3138
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Transportation
        AN  ACT  to  require the department of transportation to determine which
          entrances to parkways in the county of Westchester are most frequently
          accessed by oversized  commercial  vehicles  and  to  install  certain
          barriers to prevent such vehicles from accessing such entrances
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The New York state department of transportation  is  hereby
     2  authorized and directed, within one hundred twenty days of the enactment
     3  of  this act, to study and determine which entrances to special parkways
     4  in the county of Westchester are most frequently accessed by  commercial
     5  motor  vehicles  and,  within  one year of making such determination, to
     6  install physical barriers to prevent or otherwise hinder such commercial
     7  motor vehicles from accessing such special parkway entrances.
     8    2. The commissioner of transportation may request, and  is  authorized
     9  to  receive, from any department, division, board, bureau, commission or
    10  other agency of the state or any state public authority such information
    11  and data as will enable the department  of  transportation  to  properly
    12  conduct  its study and make its determination. Such information and data
    13  received by the department of transportation shall  be  subject  to  the
    14  same requirements for confidentiality and limitations on use, if any, as
    15  are  applicable  to  the use of such information and data by the depart-
    16  ment, division, board, bureau, commission or other agency of  the  state
    17  or state public authority which provided such information and data.
    18    3.  For  the  purposes of this act, the following terms shall have the
    19  following meanings:
    20    (a) "commercial motor vehicle" shall have the  same  meaning  as  such
    21  term  is  defined  in  subdivision 4 of section 501-a of the vehicle and
    22  traffic law, provided that such vehicle is also of a height that exceeds
    23  the clearance of bridges located on such special parkways; and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05201-01-9

        A. 3138                             2
     1    (b) "special parkways" shall mean the roadways within  the  county  of
     2  Westchester designated and set forth in section 70 of the transportation
     3  law.
     4    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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