senate Bill S2938A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts Michelle and Jordan's law relating to the penalties for a second conviction of participating in an unlawful speed contest or race

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 19, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 10, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2012 1st report cal.24
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 09, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 11, 2011 amended on third reading (t) 2938a
Mar 03, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2011 1st report cal.133
Feb 03, 2011 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S2938 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5276A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1182, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3007, A8438

S2938 - Summary

Enacts Michelle and Jordan's law relating to the penalties for a second conviction of participating in an unlawful speed contest or race.

S2938 - Sponsor Memo

S2938 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2938

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to enact "Michelle and Jordan's Law"; and to  amend  the  vehicle
  and traffic law, in relation to speed contests and races

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Michelle and Jordan's Law".
  S  2. Section 1182 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chap-
ter 594 of the laws of 1987, subdivisions 1 and 2 as amended by  section
9  of  part  C  of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 1182. Speed contests and races.  1. Except as  provided  in  section
eleven  hundred  eighty-two-a of this article or section sixteen hundred
thirty, sixteen hundred forty,  sixteen  hundred  forty-two  or  sixteen
hundred  sixty  of  this  chapter,  no races, exhibitions or contests of
speed shall be held and no person shall engage in or aid or abet in  any
motor  vehicle  or other speed contest or exhibition of speed on a high-
way. Such event, if held, shall be fully and efficiently  patrolled  for
the  entire  distance  over  which  such race, exhibition or contest for
speed is to be held. Participants in a race, exhibition  or  contest  of
speed  are  exempted  from  compliance  with  any traffic laws otherwise
applicable thereto, but shall exercise reasonable care. A  violation  of
any  of the provisions of this section shall constitute a CLASS A misde-
meanor and be punishable by imprisonment of not more than thirty days or
a fine of not less than three hundred dollars nor more than five hundred
twenty-five dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.
  2. A second conviction within twelve months of  a  violation  of  this
section  SHALL  CONSTITUTE A FELONY AND shall be punishable by imprison-
ment of [not more than six months] UP TO ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY or a  fine

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04496-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S2938A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5276A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1182, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3007, A8438

S2938A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts Michelle and Jordan's law relating to the penalties for a second conviction of participating in an unlawful speed contest or race.

S2938A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2938A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2938--A
    Cal. No. 133

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LANZA, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to enact "Michelle and Jordan's law"; and to  amend  the  vehicle
  and traffic law, in relation to speed contests and races

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Michelle and Jordan's law".
  S  2. Subdivision 2 of section 1182 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
amended by section 9 of part C of chapter 62 of the  laws  of  2003,  is
amended to read as follows:
  2.  A  second  conviction  within twelve months of a violation of this
section SHALL CONSTITUTE A CLASS E FELONY AND  shall  be  punishable  by
imprisonment of [not more than six months] UP TO ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY or
a  fine  of not less than five hundred twenty-five dollars nor more than
seven hundred fifty dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately  the  commissioner  of
motor  vehicles  may add, amend, or repeal any rule or regulation neces-
sary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04496-02-1

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