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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1311
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1311 - Details
S1311 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1311 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requirements for accident and investigation reports PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to include information on accident reports pertaining to prior convictions on the operating record of the operator of motor vehicles involved in an accident. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends subdivision 1 of section 603 of the vehicle and traffic law as amended by chapter 432 of the laws of 1997; and also amends subdivision 1 of section 603-a of the vehicle and traffic law as added by chapter 408 of the laws of 2001. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, police officers have the discretion to disclose information about a motorists' prior accident history to a victim of an accident. Victims have the right to request accident reports, but these reports do not document prior offenses of the motorists. This legislation will require accident reports to detail a motorists' accident history as it relates to the type of offense laid out in the accident report.
S1311 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1311 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 requirements for accident and investigation reports 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. Nothing contained in this subdivision shall be deemed to preclude a police officer from reporting any other accident which, in the judgment of such police officer, would be required to be reported to the commissioner by the operator of a vehicle pursuant to section six hundred five of this article. ANY REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSIONER EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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