S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 9, 2011
Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- 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 requiring
police officers to notify family members in person of a relative's
death in certain circumstances
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Valeria's
S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
603-c to read as follows:
S 603-C. ACCIDENTS; POLICE TO NOTIFY IN PERSON. 1. IN EACH MOTOR VEHI-
CLE ACCIDENT OR ANY OTHER EVENT OR INCIDENT IN WHICH ANY PERSON IS
KILLED, WHO WAS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY LAW, RULES, REGULATIONS, PROCE-
DURES OR SUMMONS, THE POLICE OFFICER, AGENCY OR INDIVIDUAL WHO, IN THE
REGULAR COURSE OF DUTY, INVESTIGATES SUCH ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT
SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY IN PERSON, A MEMBER
OF THE PERSON'S FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD OF THE FATALITY AS SOON AS PRACTICA-
BLE AFTER SUCH ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT.
2. SUCH NOTIFICATION SHALL INDICATE THAT THE PERSON WAS KILLED, THE
LOCATION OF THE ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT AND THE LOCATION OF THE
PERSON'S BODY OR REMAINS.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.