senate Bill S957

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of radar and laser blocking devices in all motor vehicles

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 29, 2012 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 30, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 24, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2012 1st report cal.110
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 16, 2011 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 01, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jan 31, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jan 25, 2011 1st report cal.26
Jan 19, 2011 reported and committed to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

Votes

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Jan 23, 2012 - Transportation committee Vote

S957
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 25, 2011 - Codes committee Vote

S957
14
2
committee
14
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 19, 2011 - Transportation committee Vote

S957
17
2
committee
17
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S957 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §134-d, amd §§397-a & 1180, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S575
2013-2014: S1480
2015-2016: S460
2017-2018: S1262

S957 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of radar and laser blocking devices in all motor vehicles.

S957 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S957 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   957

                       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  radar  and
  laser blocking devices

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

  Section 1.  The vehicle and traffic law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 134-d to read as follows:
  S  134-D.   RADAR OR LASER BLOCKING DEVICE. ANY INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO
BLOCK OR JAM, BY EITHER MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC  MEANS,  ANY  RADAR  OR
LASER DEVICE USED BY A POLICE OFFICER TO MONITOR VEHICULAR SPEED.
  S 2. Section 397-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chap-
ter 524 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S  397-a.  Radar  detectors [and], laser detectors AND RADAR AND LASER
BLOCKING DEVICES prohibited. 1. A. No radar detector or  laser  detector
shall be used in any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of
more  than  eighteen thousand pounds or in any commercial vehicle with a
gross vehicle weight rating of more than ten thousand pounds.  The pres-
ence in such vehicle of a radar detector or laser detector connected  to
a  power  source and in an operable condition is presumptive evidence of
its use by any person operating such vehicle.  Such presumption shall be
rebutted by any credible and reliable evidence which tends to show  that
such radar detector or laser detector was not in use.
  B.  NO RADAR OR LASER BLOCKING DEVICE SHALL BE USED IN ANY MOTOR VEHI-
CLE. THE PRESENCE IN SUCH VEHICLE OF A RADAR OR  LASER  BLOCKING  DEVICE
CONNECTED  TO A POWER SOURCE AND IN AN OPERABLE CONDITION IS PRESUMPTIVE
EVIDENCE OF ITS USE BY ANY PERSON OPERATING SUCH VEHICLE.  SUCH PRESUMP-
TION SHALL BE REBUTTED BY ANY CREDIBLE AND RELIABLE EVIDENCE WHICH TENDS
TO SHOW THAT SUCH RADAR OR LASER BLOCKING DEVICE WAS NOT IN USE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04391-01-1

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