Bill Text: NY S01485 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires certain vehicles to be equipped with side under-ride guards.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01485 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01485-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, KRUEGER -- 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  requiring
          certain  vehicles  to  be  equipped  with  side under-ride guards; and
          providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 10-f to read as follows:
     3    10-f. Every truck, tractor, and tractor-trailer or semitrailer  combi-
     4  nation  registered in this state having a gross vehicle weight rating of
     5  twenty-six thousand pounds or more, and a conventional cab configuration
     6  in which more than half of the engine length is forward of the  foremost
     7  point  of  the  windshield  base  and  the  steering wheel hub is in the
     8  forward quarter of the vehicle length, whenever operated within  a  city
     9  having  a population of one million or more on highways other than cont-
    10  rolled-access highways, shall be equipped with  side  under-ride  guards
    11  affixed  to the sides of such vehicles in a manner consistent with rules
    12  and regulations that  shall  be  promulgated  by  the  commissioner,  in
    13  consultation with the commissioner of transportation.
    14    §  2.  This  act shall be deemed repealed if any federal agency or any
    15  court of competent jurisdiction finally determines that this  act  would
    16  render New York state ineligible for the receipt of federal funds.
    17    §  3.  Severability.  If any clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph,
    18  section or part of this act be adjudged by any court of competent juris-
    19  diction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invali-
    20  date the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in  its  operation  to
    21  the  clause,  sentence,  subdivision, paragraph, section or part thereof
    22  directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment  shall  have
    23  been rendered.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 1485                             2
     1    § 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     2  it  shall  have  become  a  law;  provided  that the commissioner of the
     3  department of transportation shall notify the legislative bill  drafting
     4  commission  upon the occurrence of the provisions of section two of this
     5  act  in  order that the commission may maintain an accurate data base of
     6  the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of
     7  effecting the provisions of  section  44  of  the  legislative  law  and
     8  section  70-b of the public officers law; and effective immediately, the
     9  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
    10  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized
    11  to be made and completed on or before such effective date.