senate Bill S536A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Prohibits the writing, sending or reading of text-based communications on a mobile telephone with at least one hand while driving

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Mar 31, 2010 print number 536a
amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2010 referred to transportation
Jan 07, 2009 referred to transportation

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S536 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6074A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1225-c, 502 & 1225-d, V & T L; amd §2336, Ins L

S536 - Summary

Prohibits the writing, sending or reading of text-based communication on a mobile telephone while driving; creates a "cell phone safety" component in pre-licensing courses.

S536 - Sponsor Memo

S536 - Bill Text download pdf

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S536A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6074A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1225-c, 502 & 1225-d, V & T L; amd §2336, Ins L

S536A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the writing, sending or reading of text-based communication on a mobile telephone while driving; creates a "cell phone safety" component in pre-licensing courses.

S536A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S536A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 536--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ALESI, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  recommitted to the Committee  on  Transportation  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the  insurance  law,  in
  relation  to  prohibiting  the  writing,  sending  or  reading of text
  messages on a mobile telephone while driving

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (d)  of subdivision 1 of section 1225-c of the
vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 69 of the laws of 2001,  is
amended and a new paragraph (h) is added to read as follows:
  (d)  "Hand-held  mobile  telephone" shall mean a mobile telephone with
which a user engages in a call OR WRITES, SENDS OR  READS  A  TEXT-BASED
COMMUNICATION using at least one hand.
  (H)  "WRITE, SEND OR READ A TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION" SHALL MEAN USING
A HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ANY PERSON OR DEVICE BY
USING A TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS A TEXT MESSAGE,
INSTANT MESSAGE, ELECTRONIC MAIL OR EMAIL.
  S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 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:
  (a) Except as otherwise provided in  this  section,  no  person  shall
operate a motor vehicle upon a public highway while using a mobile tele-
phone  to  engage in a call OR WRITE, SEND OR READ A TEXT-BASED COMMUNI-
CATION while such vehicle is in motion.
  S 3. Subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle and  traffic  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (c-3) to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03774-02-0

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