Bill Text: NY S00460 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Increases, from 8,600 pounds to 10,000 pounds, the gross vehicle weight rating of vehicles engaged in commercial towing that must be registered as tow trucks.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00460 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00460-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  the  regis-
          tered weight of tow trucks
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 401-b of the vehicle and traffic law, as  added  by
     2  chapter 552 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 401-b. Registration  of  tow  trucks. Every motor vehicle engaged in
     4  commercial towing in this state shall be registered and identified as  a
     5  tow truck, as hereinafter provided. No motor vehicle shall be registered
     6  as  a tow truck unless it shall have a gross vehicle weight rating of at
     7  least [eighty-six hundred] ten thousand pounds and the  application  for
     8  such  registration  is  accompanied by proof of financial security which
     9  shall meet the requirements of  article  six  of  this  chapter.    Upon
    10  payment  of  the  fees  set  forth in schedule H of subdivision seven of
    11  section four hundred one of this article, such a motor vehicle shall  be
    12  issued a license plate identifying it as a "tow truck". It shall consti-
    13  tute  a  class  A  misdemeanor to engage in commercial towing with a tow
    14  truck that is not registered pursuant to this section.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    16  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.