Bill Text: NY S04733 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Increases the weight of certain trailers and semi-trailers driven on public highways from one thousand pounds to one thousand five hundred pounds.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S04733 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04733-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 22, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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  weight
          of certain trailers and semi-trailers driven on public highways
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 375 of the  vehi-
     2  cle  and  traffic law, as amended by chapter 231 of the laws of 2003, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (c) Every trailer and semi-trailer weighing  more  than  one  thousand
     5  five  hundred pounds unladen and every trailer and semi-trailer manufac-
     6  tured or assembled on or after January first, nineteen hundred  seventy-
     7  one  having a registered maximum gross weight, an actual gross weight or
     8  gross weight consisting of  the  unladen  weight  and  maximum  carrying
     9  capacity  recommended  by  the  manufacturer in excess of three thousand
    10  pounds also shall be equipped with adequate brakes in good working order
    11  if operated or drawn on the public highways of this state. Every trailer
    12  while being drawn upon the public highways of this  state  shall  be  so
    13  attached  to  the  vehicle  drawing the same as to prevent the wheels of
    14  such trailer from being deflected more than six inches from the path  of
    15  the  towing  vehicle's  wheels.  On  and  after  January first, nineteen
    16  hundred seventy-one every trailer, except a  semi-trailer,  while  being
    17  drawn  upon  the public highways of this state, shall be attached to the
    18  vehicle drawing the same by a device of a type approved by  the  commis-
    19  sioner.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.