senate Bill S3620

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases penalties and requires imprisonment for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Feb 28, 2011 referred to transportation

S3620 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง600, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S3620 - Summary

Increases penalties and requires imprisonment for leaving the scene of an accident without reporting.

S3620 - Sponsor Memo

S3620 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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  increasing
  penalties and requiring imprisonment for leaving the scene of an acci-


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 600 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law, as amended by chapter 49 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as
  1. Property damage. a. Any person operating a motor vehicle who, know-
ing  or  having  cause  to  know that damage has been caused to the real
property or to the personal property, not including animals, of another,
due to an incident involving the motor vehicle operated by  such  person
shall, before leaving the place where the damage occurred, stop, exhibit
his  or  her license and insurance identification card for such vehicle,
when such card is required pursuant to articles six and  eight  of  this
chapter,  and  give  his  or  her  name, residence, including street and
number,  insurance  carrier  and  insurance  identification  information
including  but  not  limited  to  the number and effective dates of said
individual's insurance policy, and license number to the party  sustain-
ing the damage, or in case the person sustaining the damage is not pres-
ent  at  the place where the damage occurred then he or she shall report
the same as soon as physically able to the nearest  police  station,  or
judicial officer.
  b.  It shall be the duty of any member of a law enforcement agency who
is at the scene of the accident to request the said operator  or  opera-
tors  of  the  motor  vehicles,  when physically capable of doing so, to
exchange the information required hereinabove and such member of  a  law
enforcement  agency  shall  assist  such operator or operators in making
such exchange of information in a reasonable and harmonious manner.

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


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