senate Bill S3594

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the DMV to approve certain out-of-state accident prevention courses

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Feb 07, 2013 referred to transportation

S3594 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A874
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§399-b & 399-g, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4364, A5186

S3594 - Bill Texts

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Requires the DMV to promulgate rules and regulations to approve certain out-of-state and national accident prevention courses.

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BILL NUMBER:S3594

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to recognizing out-of-state or national defensive driver classes

PURPOSE: This legislation will allowing the commissioner to approve
certain out of state and national defensive driving courses for the
purpose of eligibility for the mandatory insurance reduction benefits.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

§ 1: Section 399-b of the VAT law is amended by adding a new subdivision
7:7. "Out-of-state course" or "national course" shall mean an accident
prevention course approved by acknowledged by any state other than New
York State.

§ 2: amends section § 399-g to add language establishing the inclusion
of certain out of state or national courses to the regulation section
regarding which courses the commissioner may approve.

§ 3: this act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
section one of this act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it
shall have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION: While there are many defensive driving programs which
are offered nationally or are offered by reputable parties outside of
the state, New York residents are not eligible to receive the insurance
reduction benefits of a defensive driving course, for example, in New
Jersey, or Florida, where many New Yorkers work or have summer homes
respectively. By adding out of state and national courses to the list of
courses the commissioner can approve it will improve the access to
defensive driving programs by those who are registered New York drivers
and wish to attend a defensive driving class out of state.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4364 - Referred to Transportation. 2011:
S.4364 - Referred to Transportation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided,
however, that section one of this act shall take effect on the ninetieth
day after it shall have become a law.

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

                                  3594

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  recognizing
  out-of-state or national defensive driver classes

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

  Section 1.  Section 399-b of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. "OUT-OF-STATE COURSE" OR "NATIONAL COURSE" SHALL MEAN  AN  ACCIDENT
PREVENTION  COURSE  APPROVED OR ACKNOWLEDGED BY ANY STATE OTHER THAN NEW
YORK STATE.
  S 2. Section 399-g of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter
290 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  S 399-g. Regulations. The commissioner shall promulgate such rules and
regulations as are necessary to effectuate the provisions of this  arti-
cle,  INCLUDING  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  NECESSARY  TO  APPROVE CERTAIN
OUT-OF-STATE OR NATIONAL COURSES.    In  addition  to  any  requirements
expressly  authorized  by this article, such regulations may include but
not be limited to requirements and standards with respect  to:  delivery
agencies and instructors; classroom facilities; suspension or revocation
of  approval;  appeal of suspension or revocation; course administration
and advertising; monitoring of courses and instructors; and reevaluation
of course effectiveness pursuant to section three hundred  ninety-nine-f
of this article.
  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
section one of this act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after  it
shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03839-01-3

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