senate Bill S1296

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires police accident reports to indicate whether the use of a mobile phone contributed to such vehicle accident

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Actions

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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

Votes

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Feb 12, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S1296
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1296 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1963
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง603, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S842, A1149
2009-2010: S1547A, A4184A

S1296 - Summary

Requires police accident reports to indicate whether a mobile phone was in use at the time of such vehicle accident.

S1296 - Sponsor Memo

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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