senate Bill S2416

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides increased penalties for people who operate vehicles with tinted windows

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1316
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 17, 2013 referred to transportation

S2416 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§375, 301 & 304, add §1809-f, V & T L; add §92-h, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3687
2009-2010: S2651

S2416 - Summary

Provides increased penalties for people who operate vehicles with tinted windows; provides a $250 surcharge that will be paid into a fund used to train and equip police officers; provides that motor vehicles with tinted windows not allowed by law will not be issued a certificate of inspection.

S2416 - Sponsor Memo

S2416 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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  increased
  penalties  for having illegally tinted windows; and to amend the state
  finance law, in relation to a police officer  training  and  equipment


  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Police Officer
Timoshenko's law".
  S 2. Subdivision 12-a of section 375 of the vehicle and  traffic  law,
as amended by chapter 148 of the laws of 1982, paragraphs (b) and (e) as
amended, paragraph (d) as added and paragraph (f) as relettered by chap-
ter  155 of the laws of 1991, paragraph (c) as amended by chapter 135 of
the laws of 1994 and paragraph (ff) as added by chapter 32 of  the  laws
of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  12-a.  (a)  Every  motor  vehicle, except a motorcycle, when driven or
operated upon a public highway, road or street shall be equipped with  a
front   windshield  in  a  fixed  and  more  or  less  upright  position
constructed of safety glass as defined in subdivision fourteen  of  this
section  and required by subdivisions eleven and twelve [hereof] OF THIS
SECTION.  No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign or other
nontransparent material other than a certificate or paper required to be
displayed by law upon the front windshield  or  the  sidewings  or  side
windows on either side forward of or adjacent to the operator's seat.
  (b) No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public highway,
road or street:
  (1) the front windshield of which is composed of, covered by or treat-
ed with any material which has a light transmittance of less than seven-
ty percent unless such materials are limited to the uppermost six inches
of the windshield; or

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


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