Change the NYS ATV Laws sign now

ATVers unite! We are under attack by people we outnumber 3 to 1 who are doing everything in their power to eliminate ATV riding in New York State. Many Counties and areas of the State are working on providing ATV riding for you. From your local clubs and trails, to a Regional Trail System in Lewis County and the North Country, people are fighting to keep and expand existing ATV riding. Individuals determined to make the existing riding go away are bringing lawsuit after lawsuit against those of us working to provide legal ATV riding. They are a very vocal minority, but they are stopping important legislation we need to move forward. Our voice must be heard, and your voice, the voice to continue ATV trail riding and expansion in NYS is the only voice that will silence these individuals wanting to eliminate our riding. We need these bills passed! We need you to contact your representative and tell them to support these bills. If we continue to lose lawsuits brought by a vocal few, the only place you will be able to ride will be your own private property.
Sen. Griffos bill (S1625) authorizes a governmental agency or municipality to designate a highway or portion of highway as open for travel by an ATV.
Assemblyman Aubertines bill (S4277) increases the current weight limit from 1,000 pounds to 1,500 pounds which would allow UTVs to be registered in New York State.
Your voice is important, and if you want legal trails, and the existing trail systems to continue to expand, please sign this petition, contact your State representative, and let them know that there are many more of us, than of the few of them who want to shut down ATV riding in this state. It is time to be heard, and to drown out those who conspire against us. Please sign this petition so we can get Bills S1625 and A1082 passed.
Thank you for taking the time to fight for your right to ride. Remember, the opposition is already winning the battle, and they are fighting to close our riding areas. If you dont take the time to fight for these trails, contact your representatives, voice your opinion, or sign this petition, you might as well sell your ATVs and take up golf.

At completion the petition will be printed and Hand Carried to our elected officials in Albany.

STATUS:
S1625 GRIFFO Same as A 1082 Destito
Vehicle and Traffic Law
TITLE....Authorizes a governmental agency or municipality to designate a highway or portion of highway as open for travel by an ATV

02/03/09 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
01/06/10 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION


1 Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2405 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 402 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
Highways. Except with respect to interstate highways or controlled access highways, [the department of transportation with respect to] a governmental agency or municipality may designate a state [highways] highway, maintained by the state [and any other governmental agency with respect to highways], or a highway maintained by a governmental agency, including bridge and culvert crossings, under its jurisdiction [may designate and] as open for travel by ATVs in order to gain access to areas or trails adjacent to such highways and the department of transportation shall post any such public highway or portion thereof as open for travel by ATVs when in the determination of the governmental agency concerned, it is [otherwise impossible] for ATVs to gain access to areas or trails adjacent to the highway. Such designations by a state agency shall be by rule or regulation, and such designations by any municipality other than a state agency shall be by local law or ordinance.
This act shall take effect immediately.



S4277 AUBERTINE Same as A 8033 Koon
AUBERTINE
Amd S2281, V & T L
Relates to the definition of all terrain vehicle or "ATV"; increases the dry weight of such vehicle from 1000 pounds to 1500 pounds.

TITLE....Relates to the definition of all terrain vehicle or "ATV"

04/21/09 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
05/19/09 1ST REPORT CAL.401
05/20/09 2ND REPORT CAL.
05/26/09 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
07/16/09 COMMITTED TO RULES
01/06/10 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION


2009-2010 Regular Sessions

IN SENATE

April 21, 2009
___________

Introduced by Sen. AUBERTINE -- 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 defi-
nition of an all terrain vehicle or "ATV"

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate
bly, do enact as follows:

1 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 2281 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 319 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
a) "All terrain vehicle" or "ATV" means any self-propelled vehicle which is manufactured for sale for operation primarily on off-highway trails or off-highway competitions and only incidentally operated on public highways providing that such vehicle does not exceed seventy inches in width, or one thousand five hundred pounds dry weight. Provided, however, this definition shall not include a "snowmobile" or other self-propelled vehicles manufactured for off-highway use exclusively designed for travel on snow or ice, steered by skis or runners and supported in whole or in part by one or more skis, belts or cleats which utilize an endless belt tread. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.


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