S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
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
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.