senate Bill S1511

Amended

Prohibits the use of a hands-free mobile telephone by operators of motor vehicles who hold a learner's permit or a class DJ or MJ license

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.17
  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Mar / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 1511A
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.816
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Prohibits the use of hands-free mobile telephones by operators of motor vehicles who hold learner's permits or class DJ or class MJ licenses.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2723
Versions:
S1511
S1511A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1225-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S948A, A9616
2009-2010: S604, S604

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BILL NUMBER:S1511

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting the use
of mobile telephones by operators of motor vehicles who
hold learner's permits

PURPOSE: This bill would prohibit the use of mobile
telephones by
operators of motor vehicles who hold learner's permits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subdivision 3 and 4 of
section 1225-c of
the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 69 of the laws of
2001 to prohibit the use of mobile telephones, even hands-free mobile
telephones, by operators of motor vehicles who hold learner's permits.

JUSTIFICATION: The National Transportation Safety
Board reports that
young drivers make up just seven percent of the driving population,
but are involved in 15 percent of the fatal crashes.

Young and/or inexperienced drivers, holding only a learner's permit,
are behind the wheel for one purpose, to learn how to safely operate
a vehicle. These drivers need their full attention on the road and
the task of becoming a responsible driver.

The Safety Board has long been concerned with the issues of distracted
driving and novice drivers. The Board recommended to all States to
prohibit holders of learner's permits from using wireless mobile
telephones while driving. This bill takes the necessary step of
taking this unnecessary distraction out of the hands of drivers
possessing only a learner's permit.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.3499 of 2005/2006; S.629 of
2007/2008; S.604 of
2009/10. S.948-A of 2011/12.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the
sixtieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

                                  1511

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  prohibiting
  the  use  of mobile telephones by operators of motor vehicles who hold
  learner's permits

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and
traffic law, as added by chapter 69 of the laws of 2001, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  3. Subdivision two of this section shall not apply to (a) the use of a
mobile  telephone  for the sole purpose of communicating with any of the
following regarding an emergency situation: an emergency response opera-
tor; a hospital, physician's  office  or  health  clinic;  an  ambulance
company  or  corps;  a fire department, district or company; or a police
department, (b) any of the following persons while in the performance of
their official duties: a police officer or peace officer; a member of  a
fire  department,  district or company; or the operator of an authorized
emergency vehicle as defined in section one hundred one of this chapter,
or (c) the use of a hands-free mobile telephone, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
THE USE OF A HANDS-FREE MOBILE TELEPHONE  SHALL  BE  PROHIBITED  FOR  AN
OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHO IS A HOLDER OF A LEARNER'S PERMIT.
  4.  A  violation  of  subdivision  two OR PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION
THREE of this section shall be a traffic infraction and shall be punish-
able by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03265-01-3

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