senate Bill S1945

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Restricts the use of an electronic device while crossing a crosswalk in a city with a population of one million or more

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Jan 14, 2011 referred to transportation

S1945 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5690
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1158, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S901

S1945 - Summary

Restricts the use of an electronic device while crossing a crosswalk in a city with a population of one million or more; provides for a person in violation to be issued a summons and pay a civil fine of one hundred dollars.

S1945 - Sponsor Memo

S1945 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1945

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KRUGER -- 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  restricting
  the use of an electronic device while crossing the crosswalk in a city
  with a population of one million or more

  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 1158 to read as follows:
  S  1158.  USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN CROSSWALKS PROHIBITED IN A CITY
WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION:
  (1)  THE  TERM  "ELECTRONIC DEVICE" SHALL MEAN ANY TYPE OF INSTRUMENT,
DEVICE OR EQUIPMENT WHICH IS DESIGNED TO TRANSMIT AND/OR  RECEIVE  TELE-
PHONIC,  ELECTRIC DIGITAL SIGNALS AND ACCESS SERVICE AS WELL AS ANY TYPE
OF INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO HAVE SOUND AND/OR IMAGE RECORDING OR CAPTURING
CAPABILITIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MOBILE TELEPHONES,  PORTABLE
MEDIA PLAYERS AND WIRELESS HANDHELD DEVICES.
  (2)  THE  TERM  "ENGAGING IN THE USE" SHALL MEAN HOLDING AN ELECTRONIC
DEVICE TO, OR IN THE IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY OF, THE PERSON'S  EAR,  TALKING
OR  LISTENING  WITH SUCH ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR TEXTING AND/OR RECEIVING A
MESSAGE WITH SUCH ELECTRONIC DEVICE.
  (3) THE TERM "IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY" SHALL MEAN THAT DISTANCE AS PERMITS
THE USER OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO HEAR OR USE  ANY  TRANSMISSION  OVER
SUCH  ELECTRONIC DEVICE BUT SHALL NOT REQUIRE PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH SUCH
PERSON'S EAR.
  (4) THE TERM "CROSSWALK" SHALL MEAN THAT  PART  OF  A  ROADWAY  AT  AN
INTERSECTION INCLUDED WITHIN THE CONNECTIONS OF THE LATERAL LINES OF THE
SIDEWALKS  ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE HIGHWAY BETWEEN THE CURBS OR, IN THE
ABSENCE OF CURBS, BETWEEN THE EDGES OF THE TRAVERSABLE  ROADWAY  OR  ANY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07084-01-1

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