|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1482
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1482 - Details
S1482 - Summary
Prohibits the use of dashboard computers while operating a motor vehicle; provides definitions and exemptions.
S1482 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1482 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting the use of dashboard computers PURPOSE: This legislation would prohibit the use of dashboard computers while operating a motor vehicle SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law is amended by adding a new section 1225-e to prohibit the use of dashboard computers while operating a motor vehicle. A violation of this section would be a traffic infraction, punishable by a fine of not more than $150. JUSTIFICATION: Technology companies are zeroing in on motor vehicles to expand the use of their equipment. In an effort to bring the personal computer to your vehicle, dashboard computers are coming to a car near you. In a world were distracted driving is already a life threatening problem on our roads, the last thing drivers need is another distraction. Mobile devices in cars already are the cause of thousands of wrecks and injuries each year.
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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