Senate Bill S3300

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of digital license plate frames

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S3300 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2068
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §397-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7995, A10703
2013-2014: A2494
2015-2016: A1005
2017-2018: A420
2019-2020: A1087

2011-S3300 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of digital license plate frames which are capable of producing still or scrolling texts or images.

2011-S3300 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S3300 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3300

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  prohibiting
  the use of digital license plate frames

  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 397-c to read as follows:
  S  397-C.  DIGITAL  LICENSE  PLATE  FRAMES  PROHIBITED.  1. NO DIGITAL
LICENSE PLATE FRAME SHALL BE USED IN ANY MOTOR VEHICLE. THE PRESENCE  ON
SUCH  VEHICLE  OF  A  DIGITAL  LICENSE  PLATE FRAME 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
DIGITAL LICENSE PLATE FRAME WAS NOT IN USE.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION  THE  TERM,  "DIGITAL  LICENSE  PLATE
FRAME"  SHALL  MEAN ANY DIGITAL LICENSE PLATE FRAME CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
STILL OR SCROLLING IMAGES OR TEXTS.
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS  AUTHORIZ-
ING  THE  SEIZURE OR FORFEITURE OF A DIGITAL LICENSE PLATE FRAME, UNLESS
OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW.
  4. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION  SHALL  CONSTITUTE  A
TRAFFIC INFRACTION PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04348-01-1


              

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