|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Feb 05, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S3512
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S3512 - Details
S3512 - Summary
Prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle with children under the age of 8 in the front seat in most cases; makes limited exceptions.
S3512 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3512 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting children under the age of eight from riding as a passen- ger in the front seat of a motor vehicle except under limited circum- stances PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to prohibit a person from operating a motor vehicle with children under the age of 8 in the front seat in most cases. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1229-c of the Vehicle and Traffic Law is amended to prohibit any person from operating a motor vehicle with a passenger under the age of eight in the front seat. A child under the age of eight may ride in the front seat if: 1. there are no rear seats; 2. a child safety seat or booster seat cannot be properly installed in the rear seat; 3. all rear seats are already occupied by other occupants; or if
S3512 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3512 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 5, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'BRIEN -- 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 children under the age of eight from riding as a passenger in the front seat of a motor vehicle except under limited circumstances THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 5, 6 and 7 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 18 of the laws of 2005, paragraph (c) of subdivision 2 and subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 405 of the laws of 2009, subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 241 of the laws of 2007, subdivision 7 as added by chapter 365 of the laws of 1984, are amended to read as follows: 2. No person shall operate a motor vehicle unless all front seat passengers (a) under the age of sixteen are restrained by a safety belt; or (b) if they are under the age of four, by a specially designed seat which is either permanently affixed or affixed to such vehicle by a safety belt as required by subdivision one of this section, or in the event that the weight of such passenger under the age of four exceeds forty pounds, such passenger may be restrained (i) in an appropriate child restraint system as defined in subdivision four of this section used with combination lap safety and shoulder harness belts or (ii) by a lap safety belt in the event such vehicle is not equipped with combina- tion lap safety and shoulder harness belts or all the combination lap safety and shoulder harness belts are being used to properly restrain other passengers who are under the age of sixteen; or (c) if they are age four or older but under age eight, (i) are restrained in an appro- priate child restraint system as defined in subdivision four of this section used with combination lap safety and shoulder harness belts or (ii) are restrained in a lap safety belt in the event such vehicle is not equipped with combination lap safety and shoulder harness belts or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04833-01-3
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