|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to transportation|
|Jan 07, 2009||referred to transportation|
assembly Bill A318
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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A318 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:A318 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Provides that a person is guilty of leaving an unattended child in a motor vehicle is a child under the age of seven is left unsupervised in a motor vehicle when the conditions present a significant risk to the health and safety of the child. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections one and two adds a new Section 1210-a to the vehicle and traf- fic law to include leaving a child under the age of seven inside a motor vehicle without the supervision of a person age twelve or older, under conditions which knowingly or recklessly present a significant risk to the health and safety of such child. Section three sets the immediate effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
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
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