senate Bill S1480

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of radar and laser blocking devices in all motor vehicles

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 18, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 11, 2014 1st report cal.268
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 11, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 28, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 27, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 12, 2013 1st report cal.66
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

Votes

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Mar 11, 2014 - Transportation committee Vote

S1480
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 12, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S1480
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1480 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9661
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §134-d, amd §§397-a & 1180, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S957
2009-2010: S575

S1480 - Summary

Prohibits the use of radar and laser blocking devices in all motor vehicles.

S1480 - Sponsor Memo

S1480 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1480

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  radar  and
  laser blocking devices

  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 134-d to read as follows:
  S  134-D.   RADAR OR LASER BLOCKING DEVICE. ANY INSTRUMENT DESIGNED TO
BLOCK OR JAM, BY EITHER MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC  MEANS,  ANY  RADAR  OR
LASER DEVICE USED BY A POLICE OFFICER TO MONITOR VEHICULAR SPEED.
  S 2. Section 397-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chap-
ter 524 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S  397-a.  Radar  detectors [and], laser detectors AND RADAR AND LASER
BLOCKING DEVICES prohibited. 1. A. No radar detector or  laser  detector
shall be used in any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of
more  than  eighteen thousand pounds or in any commercial vehicle with a
gross vehicle weight rating of more than ten thousand pounds.  The pres-
ence in such vehicle of a radar detector or laser detector connected  to
a  power  source and in an operable condition is presumptive evidence of
its use by any person operating such vehicle.  Such presumption shall be
rebutted by any credible and reliable evidence which tends to show  that
such radar detector or laser detector was not in use.
  B.  NO RADAR OR LASER BLOCKING DEVICE SHALL BE USED IN ANY MOTOR VEHI-
CLE. THE PRESENCE IN SUCH VEHICLE OF A RADAR OR  LASER  BLOCKING  DEVICE
CONNECTED  TO A POWER SOURCE AND IN AN OPERABLE CONDITION IS PRESUMPTIVE
EVIDENCE OF ITS USE BY ANY PERSON OPERATING SUCH VEHICLE.  SUCH PRESUMP-
TION SHALL BE REBUTTED BY ANY CREDIBLE AND RELIABLE EVIDENCE WHICH TENDS
TO SHOW THAT SUCH RADAR OR LASER BLOCKING DEVICE WAS NOT IN USE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03280-01-3

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