assembly Bill A318

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Prohibits leaving a child under the age of seven unattended in a motor vehicle

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to transportation
Jan 07, 2009 referred to transportation

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A318 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6326
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1210-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3960
2013-2014: A410
2015-2016: A1695
2017-2018: A686
2019-2020: A1851

A318 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that where a person responsible for the welfare of a child under the age of seven leaves such child inside a motor vehicle without the supervision of a person who is at least twelve years of age, under conditions which knowingly or recklessly present a significant risk to the health or safety of such child, such person shall be guilty of an infraction.

A318 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A318 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   318

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI,  BENEDETTO, BENJAMIN, EDDINGTON,
  FIELDS, GALEF, GUNTHER, HOOPER,  HOYT,  ORTIZ,  J. RIVERA,  P. RIVERA,
  SCHIMEL  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of A. CLARK, JOHN, KOON, MAGEE,
  McENENY, MOLINARO, PHEFFER, WEISENBERG -- read once  and  referred  to
  the Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting
  a child under the age of seven from being left unattended in  a  motor
  vehicle

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 1210-a to read as follows:
  S 1210-A. UNATTENDED CHILD IN A MOTOR VEHICLE. 1.  ANY PARENT, GUARDI-
AN  OR  OTHER PERSON LEGALLY CHARGED WITH THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF A CHILD
LESS THAN SEVEN YEARS OLD, WHO LEAVES SUCH CHILD INSIDE A MOTOR  VEHICLE
WITHOUT THE SUPERVISION OF A PERSON WHO IS AT LEAST TWELVE YEARS OF AGE,
UNDER  CONDITIONS  WHICH  KNOWINGLY  OR RECKLESSLY PRESENT A SIGNIFICANT
RISK TO THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF  SUCH  CHILD,  SHALL  BE  GUILTY  OF  AN
INFRACTION.
  2.  A  PERSON CONVICTED OF AN INFRACTION OF A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION
ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL, FOR A FIRST CONVICTION THEREOF,  BE  PUNISHED
BY  A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS. UPON A CONVICTION OF A SECOND
VIOLATION, COMMITTED WITHIN A PERIOD OF EIGHTEEN  MONTHS  OF  THE  FIRST
VIOLATION,  SUCH PERSON SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS. UPON A CONVICTION OF A THIRD OR  SUBSEQUENT  VIOLATION,
ALL  OF  WHICH  WERE  COMMITTED WITHIN A PERIOD OF EIGHTEEN MONTHS, SUCH
PERSON SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN  TWO  HUNDRED  FIFTY
DOLLARS,  AND  SUCH PERSON SHALL APPEAR PERSONALLY IN COURT FOR SENTENC-
ING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00506-01-9