senate Bill S1350

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident involving no personal injury or death to move the vehicle to a safe location

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1100
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jan 06, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jun 5, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S1350
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

excused (1)

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S1350 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1296
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§600 & 1200, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6476, A10097

S1350 - Summary

Requires the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident involving no personal injury or death to move the vehicle to a safe location in the vicinity of the incident.

S1350 - Sponsor Memo

S1350 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1350

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. DILAN, DIAZ -- 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  removing
  vehicles from traffic following an accident

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  REMOVAL  OF  A  VEHICLE.  A PERSON WHO MOVES A VEHICLE IN A MANNER
CONSISTENT WITH SUBDIVISION (E) OF SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED OF THIS  CHAP-
TER  AND  WHO REMAINS IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF AN ACCIDENT SHALL NOT
BE CONSTRUED TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION BECAUSE  OF  SUCH  MOVE-
MENT.
  S  2. Section 1200 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E) WHENEVER A  VEHICLE  IS  INVOLVED  IN  AN  ACCIDENT  INVOLVING  NO
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, THE DRIVER OF ANY INVOLVED VEHICLE SHALL IMME-
DIATELY  MOVE  OR CAUSE REMOVAL OF THE VEHICLE FROM THE TRAVEL LANE TO A
SAFE LOCATION ALONG THE HIGHWAY IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF  THE  INCI-
DENT,  PROVIDED  THAT  THE  VEHICLE  IS OPERABLE AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE
VEHICLE CAN BE DONE SAFELY. MOVEMENT CONSISTENT WITH THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  NOT  BE  CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT NO INJURY HAS
OCCURRED NOR SHALL THE DRIVER BE CONSIDERED LIABLE OR AT FAULT REGARDING
THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT SOLELY BY MOVING OR CAUSING THE REMOVAL OF THE
VEHICLE. MOVING A VEHICLE CONSISTENT WITH  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  NOT
RELIEVE  AN  INVESTIGATING  POLICE OFFICER FROM THE OBLIGATION TO FILE A
REPORT  OTHERWISE  REQUIRED.  NOTHING  IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL   BE
CONSTRUED  TO AUTHORIZE OTHERWISE UNQUALIFIED PERSONS TO CLEAR OR REMOVE
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FROM THE HIGHWAY  OR  TO  MOVE  VEHICLES  WHICH  ARE
TRANSPORTING  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH APPLICA-
BLE LAW.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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