senate Bill S6349

2009-2010 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to transportation
Dec 18, 2009 referred to rules

S6349 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1210-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2192
2013-2014: S306
2015-2016: S241
2017-2018: S5631
2019-2020: S2497

S6349 (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.

S6349 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6349 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6349

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 18, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  prohibiting
  a  child  under the age of eight 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 EIGHT 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.
  3.  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT THE PROSECUTION OF A PERSON
VIOLATING OR CONVICTED OF VIOLATING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION  FROM
BEING PROSECUTED UNDER ANY SECTION OF THE LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00506-02-9

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