senate Bill S741

Prohibits the use of mobile telephones to text message while driving

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 15 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2031
Versions:
S741
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S741

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the use of
mobile telephones to text message while driving


PURPOSE :
The purpose of this bill is to make New York State roads and highways
safer by insuring that individuals are not distracted while driving
because they are in the process of composing and sending text
messages.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Amends section 1225-c of the vehicle and traffic law by prohibiting
any individual from composing and/or sending text messages while
operating a motor vehicle on any public street or public highway
within the State of New York.

There shall be a rebuttable presumption that anyone seen dialing a
cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle on public roads
within the State of New York, is in the process of composing and/or
sending a text message.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.5527 2007-2008.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the State.

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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