|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1159
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S1159 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1159 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits the idling of motor vehicles left unattended; provides exemptions for the following: emergency of law enforcement purposes; maintenance, diagnostics, inspection; powering auxiliary equipment… (view more) recharging electric and hybrid vehicles; snow removal; weather conditions of less than twenty degrees Fahrenheit for more than twenty-four consecutive hours; within mines or quarries; farm vehicles; or remote starters.
S1159 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1159 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting the idling of motor vehicles left unattended PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation prohibits the idling of any motor vehicle while unattended, with the exception of the following situations: emergency or law enforcement purposes; maintenance, diagnostics, inspections; powering auxiliary equipment; recharging electric and hybrid vehicles; snow removal; farm vehicles; a vehicle within mines or quarries; and in weather conditions of less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 24 consecutive hours. No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall allow it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition and removing the key, or placing the transmission in "park" or the gears in "low" or "reverse" if the vehicle has a manual shift. This legislation would fine the violator $50 for the first offense; subsequent offenses shall increase in cost to the offender but are not to exceed $250 and/or not more than 90 day imprisonment. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 1210 of the vehicle and traffic law so that no idling motor vehicle shall be left
S1159 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1159 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting the idling of motor vehicles left unattended THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1210 of the vehicle and traffic law, subdivision (a) as amended by chapter 350 of the laws of 1967, subdivision (b) as amended by chapter 300 of the laws of 1960 and subdivision (c) as added by chapter 572 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows: S 1210. [Unattended] IDLING motor vehicle LEFT UNATTENDED; PROHIBITED. (a) No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without [first]: 1. stopping the engine[,]; 2. locking the ignition[,] AND removing the key from the vehicle[, and]; 3. PLACING THE TRANSMISSION IN "PARK" OR THE GEARS IN "LOW" OR "REVERSE" IF THE VEHICLE HAS A MANUAL SHIFT; AND 4. effectively setting the brake thereon [and, when standing upon any grade, turning]. (B) A PERSON SHALL TURN the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway[, provided, however, the provision for removing the key from the vehicle shall not require the removal of keys hidden from sight about the vehicle for convenience or emergency] WHEN STANDING A VEHICLE ON ANY PERCEPTIBLE GRADE. [(b)] (C) THE FOLLOWING SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDI- VISIONS (A) AND (B) OF THIS SECTION: 1. EMERGENCY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES; 2. MAINTENANCE, DIAGNOSTICS, INSPECTION; 3. POWERING AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT; 4. RECHARGING ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLES; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02184-01-1
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