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.
Go to top

A00597 Actions:

BILL NO    A00597 

01/07/2015 referred to transportation
Go to top

A00597 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
Go to top

A00597 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A597

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
produces 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.
Go to top

A00597 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                          597

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (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    S 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
Go to top
Page display time = 0.0888 sec