senate Bill S3546

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the teen driver safety commission

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 30, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.526
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1306
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 25, 2011 referred to finance

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Apr 18, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S3546
29
1
committee
29
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 16, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S3546
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3546 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6730
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Commissions
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1818, A3633

S3546 - Bill Texts

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Creates the teen driver safety commission consisting of 12 members; requires the commission to study, examine and review the issue of teen driver safety; requires the commission to report its findings, conclusions and recommendations.

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BILL NUMBER:S3546

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to establish the teen driver safety commission and providing
for its
powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
upon the expiration
thereof

PURPOSE:
Creates the Teen Driver Safety Commission.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Legislative Declaration.
Section 2. Teen Driver Safety Commission.
Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in
effect until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become
a law, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed
repealed.

JUSTIFICATION:
Due to the findings that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause
of death for teens, and the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher
among 16 to 19 year olds than among any other age group, it is
necessary to create a teen driver safety commission to study,
evaluate and assess these problems further. Among the issues the Teen
Driver Safety Commission will study, examine, and review are; the
availability and effectiveness of driver education and training
programs in the state, as well as a selection of driver education and
training programs offered throughout the United States. They will
also survey and assess the problems of driving under the influence
and aggressive driving among teens, review the impact of distracting
behaviors while driving, and determine the type of motor vehicle
violations that are most often associated with accidents involving
teen drivers. In addition, the commission will analyze and provide
measures that may mitigate the risks associated with the operation of
motor vehicles by teen drivers. The commission will report all
findings and conclusions to both the governor and the legislature, so
they are better informed to proactively address the crucial issue of
teen driving safety in the state of New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.1818 - Referred to Finance/A.3633 - Referred to Transportation
2009: S.1818 - Referred to Finance/A.3633 - Referred to Transportation
2008: S.8019 - Passed Senate/A.11334 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect
until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law,
when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed
repealed.


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

                                  3546

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to establish the teen driver safety commission and providing  for
  its powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
  upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative declaration. The legislature hereby  finds  and
declares:  (a) that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death
for  teens;  (b) the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16 to
19 year olds than among any other age group; and  (c)  the  presence  of
teen  passengers  increases the crash risk of unsupervised teen drivers.
The legislature therefore finds and declares that a teen  driver  safety
commission shall be established pursuant to this act.
  S 2. Teen driver safety commission. 1. The commission shall consist of
twelve  members. Four of the members shall be appointed by the governor,
of which one shall be from the department of motor  vehicles.  Three  of
the members shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate.
Three  of the members shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
One member shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate.  One
member  shall  be  appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. All
appointments shall be made within thirty days of the effective  date  of
this act.
  2.  The commission shall, within twenty days following the appointment
of all its members, elect a chairperson from among such members.
  3. The commission shall study, examine and review the  issue  of  teen
driver safety.  In conducting its study, the commission shall:
  (a)  study  and  evaluate the availability and effectiveness of driver
education and training programs in the state, as well as a selection  of
driver  education  and  training  programs offered throughout the United
States;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04487-01-1

S. 3546                             2

  (b) survey and assess the problems of driving under the  influence  of
drugs and alcohol and aggressive driving among teens;
  (c)  review the impact of distracting behaviors while driving, includ-
ing, but not limited to, the use of hands-free electronic  communication
devices and the manual use of non-standard audio devices;
  (d) determine the type of motor vehicle violations that are most often
associated with accidents involving teen drivers;
  (e)  evaluate  the role and utilization of defensive driving and acci-
dent prevention programs;
  (f) determine and analyze any non-standard safety devices that may  be
available; and
  (g)  consider  any  other  issues  or  matters the commission may deem
appropriate to fulfill the scope of its charge.
  4. Additionally, the commission shall  analyze  and  provide  measures
that may mitigate the risks associated with the operation of motor vehi-
cles  by  teen  drivers. Such measures shall include, but not be limited
to:
  (a) requiring the parents  of  a  teen  driver  to  attend  all  court
proceedings  and  hearings  associated  with  motor  vehicle  violations
charged to such teen driver;
  (b) assessing fines or penalties to the parents of a teen driver  when
they knowingly allow such driver to operate a motor vehicle in violation
of a class restriction; and
  (c)  prohibiting  anyone,  other  than family members or a supervising
driver, from riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle operated by a teen
driver.
  5. The commission shall report its findings, conclusions and recommen-
dations to the governor and legislature no later than one hundred eighty
days after the effective date of this act.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect
until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have  become  a  law,
when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.

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