|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jun 21, 2013||committed to rules|
|Feb 28, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 27, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 12, 2013||1st report cal.64|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1296
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1296 - Details
S1296 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1296 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring accident reports to indicate whether a mobile phone was in use at the time of the accident PURPOSE: To allow police, the Department of Motor Vehicles and private researchers the ability to gather information more effectively regarding the relationship between automobile accidents and the use of mobile telephones in New York State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends subdivision 1 of section 603 of the vehicle and traffic law as amended by chapter 432 of the laws of 1997. This bill provides that every automobile accident report prepared by a police or judicial officer distinctly indicates whether a mobile telephone was in use at the time of said accident. JUSTIFICATION: Individuals distracted by the use of a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle have become an increasing cause of automobile accidents on the roads of this state. Past reports from the University of Toronto and the Rochester Institute of Technology have determined that driving while using a mobile phone increases the risk of having an accident by 400% and drivers with mobile phones run an eleven-fold risk of being killed behind the wheel. As use of mobile phones increases, the accident statistics have increased as well.
S1296 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1296 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 requiring accident reports to indicate whether a mobile phone was in use at the time of the accident THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 603 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 432 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: 1. Every police or judicial officer to whom an accident resulting in injury to a person shall have been reported, pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this chapter, shall immediately investigate the facts, or cause the same to be investigated, and report the matter to the commis- sioner forthwith; provided, however, that the report of the accident is made to the police officer or judicial officer within five days after such accident. Every coroner, or other official performing like func- tions, shall likewise make a report to the commissioner with respect to all deaths found to have been the result of motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents. Such report shall include information on the width and length of trucks, tractors, trailers and semitrailers, which are in excess of ninety-five inches in width or thirty-four feet in length and which are involved in such accidents, whether such accident took place in a work area and whether it was being operated with an overweight or overdimension permit. Such report shall distinctly indicate and include information as to whether the inflatable restraint system inflated and deployed. SUCH REPORT SHALL DISTINCTLY INDICATE AND INCLUDE INFORMATION AS TO WHETHER A MOBILE TELEPHONE, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER, WAS IN USE AT THE TIME OF SAID ACCIDENT. Nothing contained in EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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