senate Bill S940

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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
passed senate
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

Votes

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May 1, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S940
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 1, 2012

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Mar 8, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S940
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S940 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S562

S940 - 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 - Sponsor Memo

S940 - 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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