senate Bill S1482

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of dashboard computers while operating a motor vehicle

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S1482 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1225-e, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1000
2009-2010: S6802

S1482 - Summary

Prohibits the use of dashboard computers while operating a motor vehicle; provides definitions and exemptions.

S1482 - Sponsor Memo

S1482 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1482

                       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  prohibiting
  the use of dashboard computers

  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 1225-e to read as follows:
  S  1225-E. USE OF DASHBOARD COMPUTERS. 1. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED
IN THIS SECTION, NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE USING ANY
DASHBOARD COMPUTER WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS IN MOTION.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE
THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  (A)  "DASHBOARD  COMPUTER"  MEANS  ANY DASHBOARD-MOUNTED HUMAN-MACHINE
INTERFACE (HMI) MODULE INCLUDING ANY MODULAR VEHICLE  COMPUTER,  VEHICLE
INFOTAINMENT  COMPUTER,  TOUCHSCREEN DASHBOARD-MOUNTED COMPUTER, AND ANY
HMI THAT PERFORMS FUNCTIONS INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  INTERNET
ACCESS, E-MAIL ACCESS AND/OR VIDEO PLAYBACK.
  (B)  "USING" MEANS TOUCHING, LOOKING AT, VIEWING, ACCESSING, BROWSING,
READING, AND/OR WATCHING.
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL  NOT  APPLY
TO:
  (A)  THE  USE OF A DASHBOARD COMPUTER FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF COMMUNI-
CATING WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING REGARDING AN EMERGENCY SITUATION:
  (I) AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE OPERATOR;
  (II) A HOSPITAL;
  (III) A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE OR HEALTH CLINIC;
  (IV) AN AMBULANCE COMPANY OR CORPS;
  (V) A FIRE DEPARTMENT, DISTRICT OR COMPANY;
  (VI) OR A POLICE DEPARTMENT;

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

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