senate Bill S3641

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts "Steven's Law" to require passengers of motor vehicles involved in personal injury accidents to report such accident when the operator does not stop

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Feb 07, 2013 referred to transportation

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S3641 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง600, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4613
2009-2010: A2180

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

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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