senate Bill S3718

Amended

Provides that a motor vehicle will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control devices and stop signs for purposes of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices

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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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  • 12 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.508
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 27 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3718A
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.819
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides that a motor vehicle will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control devices, stop signs and certain other situations for purposes of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices violations.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3718
S3718A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1225-c & 1225-d, V & T L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3718

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to the use of mobile phones and portable electronic devices while driv-
ing

PURPOSE:

This legislation would provide that a motor vehicle will be considered
to be in motion while stopped at traffic control devices and stop signs
for purposes of mobile phones and other electronic devices.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends Subdivision 1 of section 1225-c and subdivision 2 of section
1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law to provide that a motor vehicle
will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control
devices, stop signs, railroad crossings or due to heavy traffic for
purposes of mobile phones and other electronic devices.

JUSTIFICATION:

Local law enforcement has raised the issue that under the current text-
ing while driving and hand held cell phone bans, the definition of
"while such vehicle is in motion" does not adequately cover a driver who
is using their electronic device or cellular phone while at a traffic
control device, stop sign or traffic congestion. This legislation seeks
to fix this problem with the current law by providing that a motor vehi-
cle will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control
devices, stop signs, railroad crossings or due to heavy traffic for
purposes of enforcing the ban on mobile phones and other electronic
devices while driving.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3718

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 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 the  use  of
  mobile phones and portable electronic devices while driving

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and  traffic
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (h) to read as follows:
  (H) "WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS IN MOTION" SHALL MEAN:
  (I) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS MOVING;
  (II)  ANY  TIME  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE IS STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT, STOP
SIGN, RAILROAD CROSSING OR ANY OTHER TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE REQUIRING  A
MOTOR VEHICLE TO STOP; OR
  (III)  ANY  TIME  A  MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED BECAUSE OF HEAVY TRAFFIC
CONGESTION OF A TRAFFIC JAM.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C) "WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS IN MOTION" SHALL MEAN:
  (I) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS MOVING;
  (II) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED  AT  A  TRAFFIC  LIGHT,  STOP
SIGN,  RAILROAD CROSSING OR ANY OTHER TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE REQUIRING A
MOTOR VEHICLE TO STOP; OR
  (III) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED  BECAUSE  OF  HEAVY  TRAFFIC
CONGESTION OF A TRAFFIC JAM.
  S  3.  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.
                                                           LBD08448-01-3

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