|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to transportation|
|Dec 18, 2009||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6349
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
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S6349 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S6349 REVISED 01/07/10 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE : Provides that a person is guilty of leaving an unattended child in a motor vehicle if a child under the age of eight 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 : Section one adds a new Section 1210-a to the vehicle and traffic law to include leaving a child under the age of eight 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 two sets the immediate effective date. JUSTIFICATION : Between 1998 and 2004, 230 children have died of hyperthermia from being left in cars. In 2005, by mid-summer 19 deaths were recorded as
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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