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A08008 Summary:

BILL NOA08008
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08211
 
SPONSORAbinanti
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Requires the DOT to determine which entrances to parkways in Westchester county are most frequently accessed by oversized commercial vehicles and to install certain barriers to prevent such vehicles from accessing such entrances.
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A08008 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/05/2018Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 127/14
AbbateYCookYGarbarinoYLupardoYPellegrinoYStecY
AbinantiYCrespoYGiglioNOMageeYPeoples-StokesERSteckY
ArroyoYCrouchYGlickYMagnarelliYPerryYSternY
AshbyYCurranYGoodellYMalliotakisNOPheffer AmatoYStirpeY
AubryYCusickYGottfriedYMcDonaldYPichardoYTagueY
BarclayNOCymbrowitzYGuntherYMcDonoughNOPretlowYTaylorY
BarnwellYDavilaYHawleyNOMikulinYQuartYThieleY
BarrettYDe La RosaYHevesiYMill B YRaYTitoneY
BarronYDenDekkerYHikindYMill MGYRaiaYTitusY
BenedettoYDickensYHooperYMill MLYRamosYVanelY
BichotteYDilanYHunterYMontesanoYRichardsonERWalkerY
BlakeYDinowitzYHyndmanYMorelleYRiveraYWallaceNO
BlankenbushNODiPietroYJaffeeYMorinelloNORodriguezYWalshY
BohenYD'UrsoYJean-PierreYMosleyYRose D YWalterY
BrabenecYEnglebrightYJenneYMurrayNORose L YWeinsteinY
BraunsteinYEpsteinYJohnsYNiouYRozicYWeprinY
BrindisiYErrigoERJonesYNolanYRyanYWilliamsY
BronsonYEspinalYJoynerYNorrisYSantabarbaraYWoernerY
BuchwaldYFahyYKimYOaksYSchimmingerYWrightY
ButlerYFernandezYKolbYO'DonnellYSeawrightYZebrowskiY
ByrneYFinchYLalorEROrtizYSimonYMr SpkrY
CahillYFitzpatrickNOLavineYOtisYSimotasY
CarrollYFriendNOLawrenceNOPalmesanoNOSkoufisY
CastorinaNOGalefYLentolYPalumboYSmithY
ColtonYGanttERLiftonYPaulinYSolagesY

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A08008 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8008
 
SPONSOR: Abinanti
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to require the department of transportation to determine which entrances to parkways in the county of Westchester are most frequently accessed by oversized commercial vehicles and to install certain barriers to prevent such vehicles from accessing such entrances   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prevent oversized commercial vehicles from entering Westchester Coun- ty parkways.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill authorizes and directs the department of transpor- tation, within one hundred twenty days, to study and determine which entrances to special parkways in Westchester County are used most frequently by commercial motor vehicles and, within one year of making such determination, to install physical barriers to prevent or otherwise hinder such commercial vehicles from accessing such parkways. Section 2 authorizes the commissioner of the department of transporta- tion to request and receive, from any department, division, board, bureau, commission or other agency of the state or any state public authority such information and data as will enable the department of transportation to properly conduct its study and make its determination. Section 3 defines commercial motor vehicle and special parkways for purposes of this act. Section 4 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Westchester County police statistics show that commercial trucks wandered onto Westchester passenger-vehicle only parkways some 700-850 times a year for the last several years. The dangers and damages caused by trucks entering parkways have plagued Westchester County and the State for many years. Even where this is no physical damage, a truck's travel on parkways creates traffic chaos and a safety hazard to other motorists on a road designed for passenger vehicles. The Village of Rye Brook police statistics show that during a one-year period there were 13 reports of commercial vehicles either hitting the King Street overpass or traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway. While the Department of Transportation has taken some measures to reduce the incidence of commercial vehicles on parkways the problem still remains. The installation of physical barriers proposed by this legis- lation would reduce accidents and hazards to motorists by preventing oversized commercial vehicles from entering Westchester County parkways at the entrances most frequently accessed by these vehicles.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013/2014: A816 referred to transportation; 2016: A654-A/S5774-A passed Legislature; vetoed by Governor, veto memo 225   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The cost will depend on the type and number of physical barriers deter- mined to be needed by the commissioner of the department of transporta- tion.   EFFECTIVE DATE: The act shall take effect immediately.
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