senate Bill S1514

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes the traffic infraction leaving the scene of an incident without reporting a class A misdemeanor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 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.269
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1087
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

Votes

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Mar 11, 2014 - Transportation committee Vote

S1514
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S1514
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1514 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2724
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง600, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S923, A6367
2009-2010: S577

S1514 - Bill Texts

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Makes the traffic infraction leaving the scene of an incident without reporting a class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars in addition to any other penalties provided by law.

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BILL NUMBER:S1514

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to making the traffic
infraction leaving scene of an incident without reporting a class A
misdemeanor

PURPOSE: This bill increases the penalty for leaving
the scene of an
incident causing personal property damage from a traffic infraction
to a class A misdemeanor.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The closing paragraph of
subdivision 1 of
section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 49
of the laws of 2005 is amended to make the traffic infraction
leavening scene of an incident without reporting a class A misdemeanor.

JUSTIFICATION: Leaving the scene of an accident is a
serious crime.
Even in incidents where only personal property is damaged, a fleeing
driver is abandoning his or her responsibility for causing
destruction to someone else's property.

A traffic infraction penalty does not reflect the seriousness of the
crime committed. This legislation eliminates this situation by
increasing the penalty for fleeing the scene of an incident causing
damage to personal property from a traffic infraction to a class A
misdemeanor.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.3198 of 2008/S.577 of 2009-10.
S.923 of 2011/12
(Passed Senate, 2012).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: An anticipated increase in fine
revenues.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect the
1st of November next succeeding the date on which it becomes law.

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

                                  1514

                       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  making  the
  traffic  infraction  leaving  scene of an incident without reporting a
  class A misdemeanor

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  closing paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 600 of
the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 49  of  the  laws  of
2005, is amended to read as follows:
  A violation of the provisions of paragraph a of this subdivision shall
constitute  a  [traffic  infraction] CLASS A MISDEMEANOR punishable by a
fine of [up to two] NOT LESS THAN FIVE hundred [fifty] NOR MORE THAN ONE
THOUSAND dollars [or a sentence of imprisonment for up to  fifteen  days
or  both  such fine and imprisonment] IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTIES
PROVIDED BY LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03250-01-3

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