|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 07, 2014||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|May 05, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 30, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 29, 2014||1st report cal.408|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 05, 2013||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 04, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 03, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|May 30, 2013||1st report cal.829|
|Mar 04, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S3994
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3994 - Details
S3994 - Summary
Prohibits the operation of any motor vehicle equipped with a device which affects the operation of traffic-control signals; provides that the possession of such a device shall constitute a traffic infraction, use thereof is a class A misdemeanor, and use which results in personal injury or death shall constitute a class E felony.
S3994 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3994 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting the use of any device which affects the operation of a traffic-control signal PURPOSE: To prohibit the operation of any vehicle, except an emergency vehicle, that is equipped with a device which affects the operation of a traffic control signal. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 397-c to the vehicle and traffic law to make it illegal for a person to operate a vehicle which he or she knows is equipped with a device capable of affecting the operation of any traffic-control signal. The bill also provides exceptions where the operator can show by credible evidence that he or she was not aware of the presence of the device or if the person using such a device is engaged in the authorized maintenance or repair of a traffic-control signal. Possession of the device shall constitute a traffic infraction. If the operator is using the device to affect the operation of a traffic control signal, it shall constitute a class A misdemeanor. If the unauthorized use of such a device causes personal injury or death, then it shall constitute a class E felony.
S3994 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3994 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 4, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- 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 the use of any device which affects the operation of a traffic-control signal THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 397-c to read as follows: S 397-C. INTERFERENCE WITH A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL. 1. NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE ANY MOTOR VEHICLE, EXCEPT AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE OR AUTHORIZED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE, WHICH HE OR SHE KNOWS IS EQUIPPED WITH A DEVICE CAPABLE OF AFFECTING THE OPERATION OF ANY TRAFF- IC-CONTROL SIGNAL. THE PRESENCE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE OF SUCH A DEVICE CONNECTED TO A POWER SOURCE AND IN AN OPERABLE CONDITION IS PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE OF THE OPERATOR'S KNOWLEDGE OF THE DEVICE. SUCH PRESUMPTION SHALL BE REBUTTED BY ANY CREDITABLE EVIDENCE WHICH TENDS TO SHOW THAT THE OPERATOR OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WAS NOT AWARE OF THE PRESENCE OF SUCH DEVICE. 2. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PERSON USING SUCH A DEVICE WHILE ENGAGED IN THE AUTHORIZED MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR OF A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL. 3. A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL CONSTITUTE A TRAFFIC INFRACTION PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. 4. A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION WHILE USING SUCH A DEVICE TO AFFECT THE OPERATION OF A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL SHALL CONSTI- TUTE A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. 5. A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION WHILE USING SUCH A DEVICE TO AFFECT THE OPERATION OF A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL AND SUCH USE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02976-01-3
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