Bill Text: NY A06087 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Increases age for use of ATVs by minors from age ten to fourteen.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-25 - advanced to third reading cal.204 [A06087 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06087-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 27, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred 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
     3  follows:
     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
    14  follows:
    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
    25  and has received the appropriate ATV safety certificate  issued  by  the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  commissioner  may  operate  an ATV in the same manner as a person who is
     2  sixteen years of age or older.
     3    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     4  it shall have become a law.