senate Bill S3512

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle with children under the age of 8 in the front seat in most cases

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S3512 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1229-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4773
2009-2010: S2238A

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

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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