Bill Text: NY S00666 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides that the department of transportation shall conduct a study to evaluate the weight limitations of fire vehicles with pneumatic tires.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00666 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00666-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT directing the department of transportation to  study  the  weight
          limitations for fire vehicles with pneumatic tires
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The department of transportation, in consultation with  the
     2  thruway  authority, the metropolitan transportation authority, the divi-
     3  sion of state police, local police agencies, local  governments  includ-
     4  ing, but not limited to, the city of New York, and any other department,
     5  division,  board,  bureau, commission, agency or public authority of the
     6  state or any political  subdivision  thereof  deemed  necessary  by  the
     7  commissioner of transportation, shall conduct a study to evaluate weight
     8  limitations  for  fire  vehicles  with  pneumatic  tires as set forth in
     9  subdivision 17-b of section 385 of the vehicle and traffic law, and make
    10  recommendations regarding increasing or eliminating such weight  limita-
    11  tions. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, consideration of
    12  applicable  federal  laws  and regulations, and the effect, if any, of a
    13  change in fire vehicle weights on state and local roads and bridges.
    14    § 2. No later than one year after the effective date of this act,  the
    15  department of transportation shall submit to the governor and the legis-
    16  lature  a report on the weight limitations of fire vehicles operating on
    17  state and local roads and bridges, as described in section one  of  this
    18  act.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.