senate Bill S3644

Amended

Authorizes police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle in certain circumstances without a warrant

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.249
  • 20 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3644A
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1432
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Authorizes police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle in certain circumstances without a warrant.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3644
S3644A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1146, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A9219A

Votes

14
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14
Aye
1
Nay
4
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
excused
0
abstained
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3644

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to authorizing police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle in
certain circumstances

PURPOSE: This bill allows police officers to arrest a driver of a motor
vehicle in certain circumstances without a warrant.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1146, Article 26 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law is amended to
add a new subdivision (f). A police officer may arrest, without a
warrant, a driver whom the officer has reasonable cause to believe
violated subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 1146, which allow for a traf-
fic infraction punishable by fines not to exceed five hundred dollars or
seven hundred fifty dollars, depending on the severity of injury caused,
or imprisonment not to exceed fifteen days, or required participation in
a motor vehicle accident prevention course, or a combination of any of
these punishments when a driver has caused physical injury or serious
physical injury to a pedestrian or bicyclist due to failure to exercise
due care in the operation of a motor vehicle.

JUSTIFICATION: The 2010 amendments to Section 1146, Article 26 of the
Vehicle and Traffic Law, commonly called Bayley and Diego's Law, estab-
lish a traffic infraction for drivers who injure a pedestrian or bicy-
clist due to a failure to exercise due care in operating a motor vehi-
cle. VTL 1146 has seen limited enforcement in part because police
officers may only issue a VTL 1146 when such accident occurs in the
police officer's presence. This addition to VTL 1146 allows police offi-
cers to issue a VTL 1146 violation even if the accident did not take
place in the presence of the police officer if the officer has reason-
able cause to believe that the violation was committed by such person.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect the 90th after it shall have
become law.

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

                                  3644

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  authorizing
  police  officers  to  arrest  a  driver  of a motor vehicle in certain
  circumstances

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

  Section  1.  Section 1146 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (f) to read as follows:
  (F) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 140.10 OF  THE  CRIMINAL
PROCEDURE LAW, A POLICE OFFICER MAY, WITHOUT A WARRANT, ARREST A PERSON,
IN  CASE  OF  A  VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION (B) OR (C) OF THIS SECTION, IF
SUCH VIOLATION IS COUPLED WITH AN ACCIDENT OR COLLISION  IN  WHICH  SUCH
PERSON  IS INVOLVED, WHICH IN FACT HAS BEEN COMMITTED, THOUGH NOT IN THE
POLICE OFFICER'S PRESENCE, WHEN THE  OFFICER  HAS  REASONABLE  CAUSE  TO
BELIEVE THAT THE VIOLATION WAS COMMITTED BY SUCH PERSON.
  S  2.  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.
                                                           LBD00305-02-3

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