|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2012||committed to rules|
|May 07, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|May 02, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 01, 2012||1st report cal.676|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
|Jun 24, 2011||committed to rules|
|Jun 14, 2011||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 13, 2011||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 07, 2011||1st report cal.1052|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S842
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S842 - Details
S842 - Summary
Requires police accident reports to indicate whether a mobile phone was in use at the time of such vehicle accident.
S842 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S842 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring accident reports to indicate whether a mobile phone was in use at the time of the accident PURPOSE: To allow police, the Department of Motor Vehicles and private researchers the ability to gather information more effectively regarding the relationship between automobile accidents and the use of mobile telephones in New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends subdivision 1 of section 603 of the vehicle and traffic law as amended by chapter 432 of the laws of 1997. This bill provides that every automobile accident report prepared by a police or judicial officer distinctly indicates whether a mobile telephone was in use at the time of said accident. JUSTIFICATION: Individuals distracted by the use of a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle have become an increasing cause of
S842 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 842 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 requiring accident reports to indicate whether a mobile phone was in use at the time of the accident THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 603 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 432 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: 1. Every police or judicial officer to whom an accident resulting in injury to a person shall have been reported, pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this chapter, shall immediately investigate the facts, or cause the same to be investigated, and report the matter to the commis- sioner forthwith; provided, however, that the report of the accident is made to the police officer or judicial officer within five days after such accident. Every coroner, or other official performing like func- tions, shall likewise make a report to the commissioner with respect to all deaths found to have been the result of motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents. Such report shall include information on the width and length of trucks, tractors, trailers and semitrailers, which are in excess of ninety-five inches in width or thirty-four feet in length and which are involved in such accidents, whether such accident took place in a work area and whether it was being operated with an overweight or overdimension permit. Such report shall distinctly indicate and include information as to whether the inflatable restraint system inflated and deployed. SUCH REPORT SHALL DISTINCTLY INDICATE AND INCLUDE INFORMATION AS TO WHETHER A MOBILE TELEPHONE, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER, WAS IN USE AT THE TIME OF SAID ACCIDENT. Nothing contained in EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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