senate Bill S2542

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Includes the examination of tinted or shaded windows in the periodic inspection of motor vehicles

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1053
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.172
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 13 / Feb / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7351
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.538
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 05 / Dec / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Dec / 2012
    • VETOED MEMO.180

Summary

Includes the examination of tinted or shaded windows in the periodic inspection of motor vehicles required by law; authorizes the commissioner of motor vehicles to promulgate any and all rules and regulations necessary.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7351
Versions:
S2542
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง301, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1493, A3609
2007-2008: A281

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BILL NUMBER:S2542 REVISED 07/03/12

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to including
the examination of tinted or shaded windows in the periodic inspection
of motor vehicles

PURPOSE:

To include an examination of window tint in the yearly state inspection
of a vehicle.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 -- Amends subparagraph (a) of paragraph 1 of subdivision (c)
section 301 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to require tinted glass to be
one of the items inspected during the yearly New York State inspection
of a vehicle.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Many vehicle owners are currently violating the law by having tinted
glass that exceeds current regulations regarding the degree of tint. In
order to take a more proactive approach in regulating this problem, and
enforcing current law, this bill would include tinted glass to be one of
the items inspected during an automobile's yearly state inspection. If
the glass on a vehicle is tinted beyond seventy percent of light tran-
smittance, then that vehicle would not pass state inspection.

Glass that is too dark inhibits other drivers from making necessary eye
contact with a driver to understand their intent. It also hampers law
enforcement's ability to observe if illegal activity is occurring within
the vehicle.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2003-2004 -- S.1142
2005-2006 -- S.37/A.9943
2007-2008 -- S.1273/A.281
2009-2010 -- S.1493/A.3609

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  2542

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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  including
  the examination of tinted or shaded windows in the periodic inspection
  of motor vehicles

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph (a) of  paragraph  1  of  subdivision  (c)  of
section  301  of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by section 5 of
part V1 of chapter 62 of the  laws  of  2003,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a)  A  safety  inspection  shall  be made with respect to the brakes;
steering mechanism; wheel alignment; lights, including but  not  limited
to the lights which are designed and placed on a vehicle for the purpose
of  illuminating  the vehicle's license plates; odometer; tire pressure;
seat safety belts; shoulder harness safety belts; ANY  WINDOW  WHICH  IS
COMPOSED  OF,  COVERED BY OR TREATED WITH ANY MATERIAL WHICH HAS A LIGHT
TRANSMITTANCE OF LESS THAN SEVENTY PERCENT  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  THREE
HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FIVE OF THIS TITLE and such other mechanisms and equip-
ment as shall be determined by the  commissioner  to  be  necessary  for
proper  and  safe  operations.  Such  inspection shall also be made with
respect to vehicle identification number. Upon inspection,  the  mileage
appearing on the odometer shall be recorded upon the inspection sticker.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become  a  law;  provided  that  the
commissioner  of  motor vehicles is authorized to promulgate any and all
rules and regulations necessary and take any other measures necessary to
implement this act on its effective date on or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03762-01-1

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