|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Feb 07, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S3641
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S3641 - Details
S3641 - Summary
Enacts "Steven's Law"; requires passengers of motor vehicles involved in personal injury accidents to report such accident when the operator of such motor vehicle does not stop or provide information to the injured party.
S3641 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3641 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to enacting "Steven's Law" to require the reporting of personal injury motor vehicle accidents by passengers PURPOSE: To require a passenger of a motor vehicle involved in a personal injury accident to report the accident when he or she knows the operator of the motor vehicle did not stop and provide information to either the injured party and/or to a police officer. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 2 amends section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law to add a new subdivision 3 that provides that a passenger, knowing or having cause to know that personal injury has been caused to another person due to an incident involving the moter vehicle which they are a passenger and where the operator of said vehicle has not stopped and provided informa- tion to the injured party and/or a police officer, the passenger shall report the incident as soon as physically able to the nearest police station or judicial officer. Failure to do so shall constitute a class B misdemeanor and is punisha- ble by a fine of not less than $250 or more then $500 in addition to any other penalties provided by law.
S3641 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3641 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 7, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. O'MARA, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER -- 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 enacting "Steven's Law" to require the reporting of personal injury motor vehi- cle accidents by passengers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Steven's Law". S 2. Section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. REPORT BY PASSENGER. ANY PASSENGER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, KNOWING OR HAVING CAUSE TO KNOW THAT PERSONAL INJURY HAS BEEN CAUSED TO ANOTHER PERSON DUE TO AN INCIDENT INVOLVING THE MOTOR VEHICLE OF WHICH THEY ARE A PASSENGER, AND WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH VEHICLE HAS NOT STOPPED AND PROVIDED INFORMATION TO THE INJURED PARTY AND/OR TO A POLICE OFFICER, SHALL REPORT SUCH INCIDENT AS SOON AS PHYSICALLY ABLE TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION OR JUDICIAL OFFICER. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL CONSTITUTE A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY NOR MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTIES PROVIDED BY LAW. S 3. 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. LBD08534-01-3
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