assembly Bill A3960A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
May 03, 2011 print number 3960a
May 03, 2011 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 31, 2011 referred to transportation

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A3960 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2192
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1210-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A318, S6349
2013-2014: A410, S306
2015-2016: A1695, S241
2017-2018: A686, S5631
2019-2020: A1851, S2497

A3960 - 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.

A3960 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3960

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. MAGNARELLI, BENEDETTO, GALEF, GUNTHER, HOOPER,
  HOYT, ORTIZ, J. RIVERA, P. RIVERA, SCHIMEL, GABRYSZAK  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. CLARK, MAGEE, McDONOUGH, McENENY, MOLINARO, PHEF-
  FER,  WEISENBERG  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Trans-
  portation

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.
                                                           LBD03163-01-1

A. 3960                             2

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A3960A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2192
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1210-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A318, S6349
2013-2014: A410, S306
2015-2016: A1695, S241
2017-2018: A686, S5631
2019-2020: A1851, S2497

A3960A (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.

A3960A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3960--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. MAGNARELLI, BENEDETTO, GALEF, GUNTHER, HOOPER,
  HOYT, ORTIZ, J. RIVERA, P. RIVERA, SCHIMEL, GABRYSZAK  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. CLARK, MAGEE, McDONOUGH, McENENY, MOLINARO, PHEF-
  FER,  WEISENBERG  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Trans-
  portation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03163-02-1

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