Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 23, 2012||
committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
|Feb 07, 2012||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S6416
2011-2012 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2011-S6416 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §1146, V & T L
2011-S6416 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6416 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle without a warrant in certain circumstances when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that such person has failed to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle PURPOSE: This bill allows police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle in certain circumstances without a warrant. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1146, Article 26 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law is amended to add a new subdivision (f). A police officer may arrest, without a warrant, a driver whom the officer has reasonable cause to believe violated subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 1146, which allow for a traffic infraction punishable by fines not to exceed five hundred dollars or seven hundred fifty dollars, depending on the severity of injury caused, or imprisonment not to exceed fifteen days, or required participation in a motor vehicle accident prevention course, or a combination of any of these punishments when a driver has caused physical injury or serious physical injury to a pedestrian or bicyclist due to failure to exercise due care in the operation of a motor vehicle.
2011-S6416 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6416 I N S E N A T E February 7, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 authorizing police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle without a warrant in certain circumstances when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that such person has failed to use due care in the opera- tion of a motor vehicle THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1146 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision (f) to read as follows: (F) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 140.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW, A POLICE OFFICER MAY, WITHOUT A WARRANT, ARREST A PERSON, IN CASE OF A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION (B) OR (C) OF THIS SECTION, IF SUCH VIOLATION IS COUPLED WITH AN ACCIDENT OR COLLISION IN WHICH SUCH PERSON IS INVOLVED, WHICH IN FACT HAS BEEN COMMITTED, THOUGH NOT IN THE POLICE OFFICER'S PRESENCE, WHEN THE OFFICER HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THE VIOLATION WAS COMMITTED BY SUCH PERSON. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14324-01-2
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