|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 31, 2012||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|May 21, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|May 16, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 15, 2012||1st report cal.779|
|May 01, 2012||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S7138
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7138 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7138 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7138 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requirements for licensing PURPOSE: To require motorcycle safety and awareness be part of the mandatory pre-licensing course and testing required of new drivers, in order to educate such drivers as to the potential dangers to persons operating motorcycles on our roads. SUMMARY: Section 1 adds a new paragraph c-3 to subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law to add a motorcycle safety and awareness component to the mandatory five hour pre-licensing class required of all new drivers. Section 2 also amends section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law to add motorcycle safety awareness questions to the written test required to be passed by new drivers in the state. Section 3 provides the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Motorcycle crashes often occur because of the failure of other drivers'
S7138 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7138 I N S E N A T E May 1, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 requirements for licensing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c-3) to read as follows: (C-3) "MOTORCYCLE SAFETY" AWARENESS COMPONENT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE IN THE PRE-LICENSING COURSE, SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A MANDATORY COMPONENT IN "MOTORCYCLE SAFETY" AWARENESS EDUCATION AS A PREREQUISITE FOR OBTAINING A LICENSE TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE. THE PURPOSE OF THE COMPONENT IS TO EDUCATE PROSPECTIVE LICEN- SEES ON THE POTENTIAL DANGERS TO PERSONS OPERATING MOTORCYCLES ON THE ROADWAY. S 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 458 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (i) Upon submission of an application for a driver's license, the applicant shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit evidence of passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic, the laws relating to driving while ability is impaired and while intoxicat- ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", [or] "Work Zone Safety" awareness AND "MOTORCYCLE SAFETY" AWARENESS as defined by the commissioner, the law relating to exercising due care to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a of this chapter, the ability to read and comprehend traffic signs and symbols and such other matters as the commissioner may prescribe, and to satis- factorily complete a course prescribed by the commissioner of not less than four hours and not more than five hours, consisting of classroom driver training and highway safety instruction or the equivalent there- of. Such test shall include at least seven written questions concerning the effects of consumption of alcohol or drugs on the ability of a EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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