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
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, DILAN, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Trans-
portation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to mandatory
seat belt use
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 13 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and
traffic law, subdivision 3 as added by chapter 365 of the laws of 1984
and subdivision 13 as amended by chapter 20 of the laws of 2008, are
amended to read as follows:
3. No person shall operate a motor vehicle unless such person is
restrained by a safety belt approved by the commissioner. No person
sixteen years of age or over shall be a passenger in [the front seat of]
a motor vehicle unless such person is restrained by a safety belt
approved by the commissioner.
13. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision four of this
section, no person shall operate a school bus for which there are no
applicable federal school bus safety standards unless all occupants are
restrained by a safety belt approved by the commissioner or, regarding
occupants age four or older but under age [seven] EIGHT, are restrained
pursuant to subdivision one or two of this section.
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.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.