Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012
referred to transportation
|Apr 05, 2011
defeated in transportation
|Feb 22, 2011
notice of committee consideration - requested
|Jan 05, 2011
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S100
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S100 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S100 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S100 TITLE OF BILL: REVISED 12/30/11 An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the use of portable electronic devices while driving PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide for the primary enforcement of, and make technical clarifications to, the law governing portable electronic device use while driving. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends Section 1225-d (2) (b) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Clarifies the provisions relating to the use of portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle, and removes a provision requiring a summons for operating a motor vehicle in violation of this law to be issued only when there is reasonable cause to believe that the person operating such motor vehicle had committed a violation of the laws of the State other than a violation of said section.
2011-S100 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 100 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 the use of portable electronic devices while driving THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 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 follows: (b) "Using" shall mean holding a portable electronic device while (I) viewing, taking or transmitting images, (II) playing games, or (III) composing, sending, reading, viewing, accessing, browsing, transmitting, saving or retrieving e-mail, text messages, or other electronic data. S 2. 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 follows: 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 3. 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 follows: 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 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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