assembly Bill A9942

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jun 02, 2014 referred to transportation

A9942 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1499
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S562
2011-2012: S940
2015-2016: A3371, S457
2017-2018: A4860, S1173
2019-2020: A1088

A9942 (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; defines the term "display device" as equipment designed and used for the purpose of receiving and displaying a broadcast image.

A9942 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9942

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Glick) --
  read once and referred 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) 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
VISUAL IMAGES WHILE TRANSMITTED BY  WIRELESS  DIGITAL  TECHNOLOGY.  SUCH
TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (I) VEHICLE INFORMATION OR INSTRUMENTATION DISPLAYS;
  (II) A GLOBAL POSITIONING, NAVIGATIONAL OR MAPPING DISPLAY;
  (III)  A  VISUAL DISPLAY PRODUCED BY TECHNOLOGY, WHICH IS NOT A CLOSED
CIRCUIT VIDEO CAMERA AND MONITOR, THAT ENHANCES OR SUPPLEMENTS THE DRIV-
ER'S VIEW OF THE EXTERIOR TO THE FRONT OR SIDES OF A MOTOR  VEHICLE  FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03259-01-3