|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 18, 2012||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|May 07, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|May 02, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 01, 2012||1st report cal.677|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|May 16, 2011||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 10, 2011||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 09, 2011||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 08, 2011||1st report cal.180|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S940
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S940 (ACTIVE) - Details
S940 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle on a public road, street or highway which is equipped with a display device within the view of the operator; defines the term "display device" as equipment designed and used for the purpose of receiving and displaying a broadcast image.
S940 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S940 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the operation of motor vehicles with a display device PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to prevent distracted driving by prohibiting the viewing of pre-recorded video signals while operating a motor vehicle. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would prohibit any person from operating a motor vehicle in which a video monitor displaying pre-recorded video signals is within the view of the operator of such a vehicle. These provisions shall not apply to the video monitor of any global positioning or navigational system. JUSTIFICATION: This bill seeks to address the use and abuse of technology while driving on the road. Today's automobile manufacturers are installing video monitors within vehicles for a variety of reasons. Many such monitors are human aid tools, which assist the driver such as global positioning or navigational systems. However, many people also have devices such as DVD or VHS players
S940 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 940 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta- tion AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the opera- tion of motor vehicles with a display device THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 24 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 39 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows: 24. (A) It shall be unlawful to operate upon any public highway in this state a motor vehicle which is equipped with a [television receiv- ing set] DISPLAY DEVICE within view of the operator or in which a [tele- vision receiving set] DISPLAY DEVICE is in operation within the view of the operator. A motor vehicle shall not be deemed to be equipped with a [television receiving set] DISPLAY DEVICE (I) solely because such [set] DISPLAY DEVICE utilizes power from such vehicle OR (II) IF SUCH DISPLAY DEVICE IS EQUIPPED WITH A FUNCTIONING DEVICE THAT DISABLES SUCH EQUIP- MENT WHENEVER SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. The provisions of this subdivision shall not prohibit a vehicle with a weight of ten thousand pounds or more or a school bus from using closed-circuit television receiving equipment exclusively for safety and maneuvering purposes, in accordance with regulations to be established by the commissioner. (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "DISPLAY DEVICE" SHALL MEAN EQUIPMENT DESIGNED AND USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING AND DISPLAYING BROADCAST TELEVISION IMAGES, VISUAL IMAGES FROM A DIGITAL VIDEO DISC RECORDER OR PLAYER OR VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OR PLAYER, OR VISUAL IMAGES WHILE TRANSMITTED BY WIRELESS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY. SUCH TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE: (I) VEHICLE INFORMATION OR INSTRUMENTATION DISPLAYS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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