senate Bill S386

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle on a public road, street or highway which is equipped with a display device within the view of the operator

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Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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S386 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง375, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S267
2009-2010: S2174

S386 - Summary

Prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle on a public road, street or highway which is equipped with a display device within the view of the operator; and defines the term display device as equipment designed and used for the purpose of receiving and displaying a broadcast image.

S386 - Sponsor Memo

S386 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   386

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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  the  opera-
  tion of motor vehicles with a display device

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 24 of section 375 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
law, as amended by chapter 39 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as
follows:
  24.  (A)  It  shall  be unlawful to operate upon any public highway in
this state a motor vehicle which is equipped with a [television  receiv-
ing set] DISPLAY DEVICE within view of the operator or in which a [tele-
vision  receiving set] DISPLAY DEVICE is in operation within the view of
the operator. A motor vehicle shall not be deemed to be equipped with  a
[television  receiving set] DISPLAY DEVICE (I) solely because such [set]
DISPLAY DEVICE utilizes power from such vehicle OR (II) IF SUCH  DISPLAY
DEVICE  IS  EQUIPPED WITH A FUNCTIONING DEVICE THAT DISABLES SUCH EQUIP-
MENT WHENEVER SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. The  provisions  of  this
subdivision  shall  not prohibit a vehicle with a weight of ten thousand
pounds or more or a school  bus  from  using  closed-circuit  television
receiving  equipment exclusively for safety and maneuvering purposes, in
accordance with regulations to be established by the commissioner.
  (B) NO OTHERWISE PERMITTED AFTERMARKET VISUAL DISPLAY DEVICE OR SYSTEM
SHALL BE INSTALLED OR MOUNTED IN A MANNER THAT  IMPAIRS  THE  OPERATOR'S
VIEW, CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE OR OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE'S SAFETY EQUIP-
MENT.
  (C)  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM "DISPLAY DEVICE"
SHALL MEAN EQUIPMENT DESIGNED AND USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING  AND
DISPLAYING  BROADCAST  TELEVISION  IMAGES,  VISUAL IMAGES FROM A DIGITAL
VIDEO DISC RECORDER OR PLAYER OR VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OR  PLAYER,  OR

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

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