A00597 Summary:

BILL NO    A00597 

SAME AS    No Same as 

SPONSOR    Gantt

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S381, V & T L

Increases the fine for operating a motorcycle with a muffler that produces
excessive or unusual noise from one hundred dollars to seven hundred dollars.
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A00597 Actions:

BILL NO    A00597 

01/07/2015 referred to transportation
01/06/2016 referred to transportation
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A00597 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00597 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A597
 
SPONSOR: Gantt
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the fine for operating a motorcycle with a muffler that produces excessive or unusual noise   PURPOSE: The bill would increase the fine for operating a motorcycle with a muffler that produces excessive or unusual noise from $100 to $700.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subdivision 13 of section 381 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 61 of the laws of 1989 to increase the fine for operating a motorcycle with a muffler that produc- es excessive or unusual noise from $100 to $700.   JUSTIFICATION: Numerous complaints from the public have been about excessively loud noise from motorcycles. Some motorcyclists modify the exhaust system of a motorcycle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor. It is currently illegal to modify or remove the muffler system from a motorcycle and continue to operate the motorcycle on public roads. The reputation of motorcycle owners is negatively affected by the extremely load noise from these violators. Unfortunately, the current $100 fine is not providing enough of a deterrent and needs to be increased.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: A.874 2011-2012: A.1292 2013-2014: A.1028   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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A00597 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           597
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 7, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  increasing
          the  fine  for  operating  a  motorcycle  with a muffler that produces
          excessive or unusual noise
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  13 of section 381 of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law, as added by chapter 61 of the laws of 1989, is amended to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    13.  A  violation  of  any  of the provisions of this section shall be
     5  punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or  by  imprison-
     6  ment  for  not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and imprison-
     7  ment, provided, however, that a violation of the provisions of  subdivi-
     8  sion  eleven or twelve of this section shall be punishable by a fine not
     9  exceeding seven hundred dollars or by  imprisonment  for  not  exceeding
    10  thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    12  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02839-01-5
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