|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 20, 2013||enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
assembly Bill A2227
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A2227 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1158, V & T L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A2227 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2227 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. V. LOPEZ, STEVENSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ROBINSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transpor- tation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to restricting the use of an electronic device while crossing the crosswalk in a city with a population of one million or more 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 1158 to read as follows: S 1158. USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN CROSSWALKS PROHIBITED IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (1) THE TERM "ELECTRONIC DEVICE" SHALL MEAN ANY TYPE OF INSTRUMENT, DEVICE OR EQUIPMENT WHICH IS DESIGNED TO TRANSMIT AND/OR RECEIVE TELE- PHONIC, ELECTRIC DIGITAL SIGNALS AND ACCESS SERVICE AS WELL AS ANY TYPE OF INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO HAVE SOUND AND/OR IMAGE RECORDING OR CAPTURING CAPABILITIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MOBILE TELEPHONES, PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYERS AND WIRELESS HANDHELD DEVICES. (2) THE TERM "ENGAGING IN THE USE" SHALL MEAN HOLDING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO, OR IN THE IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY OF, THE PERSON'S EAR, TALKING OR LISTENING WITH SUCH ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR TEXTING AND/OR RECEIVING A MESSAGE WITH SUCH ELECTRONIC DEVICE. (3) THE TERM "IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY" SHALL MEAN THAT DISTANCE AS PERMITS THE USER OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO HEAR OR USE ANY TRANSMISSION OVER SUCH ELECTRONIC DEVICE BUT SHALL NOT REQUIRE PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH SUCH PERSON'S EAR. (4) THE TERM "CROSSWALK" SHALL MEAN THAT PART OF A ROADWAY AT AN INTERSECTION INCLUDED WITHIN THE CONNECTIONS OF THE LATERAL LINES OF THE SIDEWALKS ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE HIGHWAY BETWEEN THE CURBS OR, IN THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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