senate Bill S1159

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the idling of motor vehicles left unattended

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

S1159 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5683
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1210, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6246, A8539

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

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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