Bill Text: NY S00376 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to passenger registration of pickup trucks that are used exclusively for non-commercial purposes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00376 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00376-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  passenger
          registration of pickup trucks
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 401 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision 16-a to read as follows:
     3    16-a. Pickup trucks. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chap-
     4  ter  or  other  law,  rule  or  regulation, a pickup truck which is used
     5  exclusively for non-commercial purposes shall,  at  the  option  of  the
     6  registrant,  be classified as a passenger vehicle and registered accord-
     7  ingly. For purposes of this subdivision, "pickup truck" shall  mean  any
     8  truck,  regardless  of  weight,  which  has  a cargo bed and side walls,
     9  regardless of seating capacity within the cab. Nothing in  this  section
    10  shall preclude the registration of a pickup truck as a passenger vehicle
    11  solely  because such pickup truck is driven to and from the registrant's
    12  place of employment.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    14  have  become  law;  provided,  however,  that effective immediately, the
    15  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
    16  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized
    17  and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.