senate Bill S923

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Makes the traffic infraction leaving the scene of an incident without reporting a class A misdemeanor

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Jun 12, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1177
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

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S923 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6367
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง600, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S577

S923 - Bill Texts

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Makes the traffic infraction leaving the scene of an incident without reporting a class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars in addition to any other penalties provided by law.

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BILL NUMBER:S923

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to making the traffic
infraction leaving scene of an incident without reporting a class A
misdemeanor

PURPOSE:
This bill increases the penalty for leaving the scene of an
incident causing personal property damage from a traffic infraction
to a class A misdemeanor.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The closing paragraph of subdivision 1 of
section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 49
of the laws of 2005 is amended to make the traffic infraction
leavening scene of an incident without reporting a class A misdemeanor.

JUSTIFICATION:
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime.
Even in incidents where only personal property is damaged, a fleeing
driver is abandoning his or her responsibility for causing
destruction to someone else's property.

A traffic infraction penalty does not reflect the seriousness of the
crime committed. This legislation eliminates this situation by
increasing the penalty for fleeing the scene of an incident causing
damage to personal property from a traffic infraction to a class A
misdemeanor.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3198 of 2008/S.577 of 2009-10

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
An anticipated increase in fine revenues.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                   923

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  making  the
  traffic  infraction  leaving  scene of an incident without reporting a
  class A misdemeanor

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

  Section  1.  The  closing paragraph of 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 follows:
  A violation of the provisions of paragraph a of this subdivision shall
constitute  a  [traffic  infraction] CLASS A MISDEMEANOR punishable by a
fine of [up to two] NOT LESS THAN FIVE hundred [fifty] NOR MORE THAN ONE
THOUSAND dollars [or a sentence of imprisonment for up to  fifteen  days
or  both  such fine and imprisonment] IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTIES
PROVIDED BY LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04393-01-1

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