assembly Bill A5690

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Restricts the use of an electronic device while crossing a crosswalk in N.Y. city

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Feb 25, 2011 referred to transportation

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A5690 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1158, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A2227

A5690 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the use of an electronic device while crossing a crosswalk in a city with a population of one million or more; provides for a person in violation to be issued a summons and pay a civil fine of one hundred dollars.

A5690 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5690

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  V. LOPEZ, N. RIVERA, P. RIVERA, STEVENSON --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of A. ROBINSON -- read once and referred  to
  the Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to restricting
  the use of an electronic device while crossing the crosswalk in a city
  with a population of one million or more

  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 1158 to read as follows:
  S 1158. USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN CROSSWALKS PROHIBITED IN  A  CITY
WITH  A  POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION:
  (1) THE TERM "ELECTRONIC DEVICE" SHALL MEAN ANY  TYPE  OF  INSTRUMENT,
DEVICE  OR  EQUIPMENT WHICH IS DESIGNED TO TRANSMIT AND/OR RECEIVE TELE-
PHONIC, ELECTRIC DIGITAL SIGNALS AND ACCESS SERVICE AS WELL AS ANY  TYPE
OF INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO HAVE SOUND AND/OR IMAGE RECORDING OR CAPTURING
CAPABILITIES  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MOBILE TELEPHONES, PORTABLE
MEDIA PLAYERS AND WIRELESS HANDHELD DEVICES.
  (2) THE TERM "ENGAGING IN THE USE" SHALL MEAN  HOLDING  AN  ELECTRONIC
DEVICE  TO,  OR IN THE IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY OF, THE PERSON'S EAR, TALKING
OR LISTENING WITH SUCH ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR TEXTING AND/OR  RECEIVING  A
MESSAGE WITH SUCH ELECTRONIC DEVICE.
  (3) THE TERM "IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY" SHALL MEAN THAT DISTANCE AS PERMITS
THE  USER  OF  AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO HEAR OR USE ANY TRANSMISSION OVER
SUCH ELECTRONIC DEVICE BUT SHALL NOT REQUIRE PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH  SUCH
PERSON'S EAR.
  (4)  THE  TERM  "CROSSWALK"  SHALL  MEAN  THAT PART OF A ROADWAY AT AN
INTERSECTION INCLUDED WITHIN THE CONNECTIONS OF THE LATERAL LINES OF THE
SIDEWALKS ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE HIGHWAY BETWEEN THE CURBS OR, IN  THE
ABSENCE  OF  CURBS,  BETWEEN THE EDGES OF THE TRAVERSABLE ROADWAY OR ANY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07084-01-1

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