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 S267
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-S267 (ACTIVE) - Details
2011-S267 (ACTIVE) - 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; and defines the term display device as equipment designed and used for the purpose of receiving and displaying a broadcast image.
2011-S267 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S267 REVISED 12/30/11 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the operation of motor vehicles with a display device PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to prevent practices of distracted driving by prohibiting the viewing of visual images through display devices while operating a motor vehicle. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 375 subdivision 24. Prohibits any person from operating a motor vehicle with a display device within the view of the operator or in which the display device is in operation within the view of the operator on any public highway within this state. Requires that a motor vehicle must be equipped with a functioning device that disables the display device while the vehicle is in motion in the event the vehicle is equipped with a display device. Excludes vehicles with a weight often thousand pounds or more or a school bus from using television receiving equipment exclusively for safety and maneuvering purposes
2011-S267 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 267 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 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) NO OTHERWISE PERMITTED AFTERMARKET VISUAL DISPLAY DEVICE OR SYSTEM SHALL BE INSTALLED OR MOUNTED IN A MANNER THAT IMPAIRS THE OPERATOR'S VIEW, CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE OR OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE'S SAFETY EQUIP- MENT. (C) 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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