assembly Bill A8106

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of portable electronic devices

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 12, 2011 signed chap.109
Jul 08, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.198
substituted for a8106
Jun 14, 2011 substituted by s5643
rules report cal.198
Jun 13, 2011 reported referred to rules
Jun 07, 2011 reported referred to codes
Jun 01, 2011 referred to transportation


A8106 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1225-d, V & T L

A8106 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of portable electronic devices.

A8106 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 1, 2011

Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEISENBERG, GANTT -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the  use  of
  portable electronic devices while driving


  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and  traffic
law,  as added by chapter 403 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as
  4. A person who holds a portable electronic device  in  a  conspicuous
manner  while  operating  a  motor  vehicle is presumed to be using such
device. The presumption established by this subdivision is rebuttable by
evidence [showing] TENDING TO SHOW that the operator was not  using  the
device within the meaning of this section.
  S  2.  Subdivision 6 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law,
as added by chapter 403 of the laws of  2009,  is  amended  to  read  as
  6. A violation of this section shall be a traffic infraction and shall
be  punishable  by  a  fine  of not more than one hundred fifty dollars.
[Provided, however, that a summons for  operating  a  motor  vehicle  in
violation  of this section shall only be issued when there is reasonable
cause to believe that  the  person  operating  such  motor  vehicle  has
committed  a  violation of the laws of this state other than a violation
of this section.]
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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