senate Bill S4786A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Repeals certain provisions of law relating to the operation of a motor vehicle without a license

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May 12, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2014 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2014 1st report cal.409
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2013 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1093
Apr 26, 2013 print number 4786a
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Apr 24, 2013 referred to transportation

Votes

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Apr 29, 2014 - Transportation committee Vote

S4786A
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 4, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S4786A
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S4786 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §511, rpld §509 sub 1, V & T L

S4786 - Bill Texts

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Repeals certain provisions of law relating to the operation of a motor vehicle without a license.

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BILL NUMBER:S4786

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal subdivision 1 of section 509 of the
vehicle and traffic law relating to the operation of a motor vehicle
without a license

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to strengthen the penalties for
unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 repeals subdivision one of section
509 of the vehicle and traffic law.

Section 2 sets the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is designed to address the iniquitous
situation where an individual caught driving without a license (a mere
violation) faces lesser penalties than one who's license has been
suspended (a misdemeanor). However, the individual that was never
licensed has not undergone even the most basic written and road tests
required of all licensed drivers.

There is at least as much legitimate public safety interest in keeping
untrained and untested drivers off our streets, as those who have
passed the required exams and had their driving privileges temporarily
suspended.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after
it shall become law.

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

                                  4786

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to repeal subdivision 1 of section 509 of the vehicle and traffic
  law relating to the operation of a motor vehicle without a license

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 509 of the vehicle and traffic law
is REPEALED.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10313-01-3

S4786A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §511, rpld §509 sub 1, V & T L

S4786A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Repeals certain provisions of law relating to the operation of a motor vehicle without a license.

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BILL NUMBER:S4786A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in
relation to the operation of a motor vehicle without a license; and to
repeal subdivision 1 of section 509 of such law relating to the
operation of a motor vehicle without a license

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to strengthen the penalties for unlicensed
operation of a motor vehicle

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 511 of the
vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of
1990, by establishing that an individual who operates a motor vehicle
without being duly licensed is guilty of aggravated unlicensed
operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.

Section two repeals subdivision one of section 509 of the vehicle and
traffic law.

Section three sets the effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill is designed to address the iniquitous situation where an
individual caught driving without a license (a mere violation) faces
lesser penalties than one who's license has been suspended (a
misdemeanor). However, the individual that was never licensed has not
undergone even the most basic written and road tests required of all
licensed drivers.

There is at least as much legitimate public safety interest in keeping
untrained and untested drivers off our streets, as those who have
passed the required exams and had their driving privileges temporarily
suspended.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall become
law.

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

                                 4786--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  the  opera-
  tion of a motor vehicle without a license; and to repeal subdivision 1
  of  section 509 of such law relating to the operation of a motor vehi-
  cle without a license

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 511 of the vehi-
cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 173 of the laws of  1990,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  A person is guilty of the offense of aggravated unlicensed opera-
tion of a motor vehicle in the third degree when such person operates  a
motor  vehicle  upon a public highway OF THIS STATE OR UPON ANY SIDEWALK
OR TO OR FROM ANY LOT ADJACENT TO A PUBLIC GARAGE, SUPERMARKET, SHOPPING
CENTER OR CAR WASHING ESTABLISHMENT OR TO  OR  FROM  OR  INTO  A  PUBLIC
GARAGE  OR  CAR  WASHING  ESTABLISHMENT  (I) WITHOUT BEING DULY LICENSED
PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER,  EXCEPT  WHILE  OPERATING  A
MOTOR VEHICLE DURING THE COURSE OF A ROAD TEST CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE, OR (II) while knowing or having reason to
know that such person's license or privilege  of  operating  such  motor
vehicle  in  this  state  or privilege of obtaining a license to operate
such motor vehicle issued by the commissioner is suspended,  revoked  or
otherwise withdrawn by the commissioner.
  S  2.  Subdivision  1 of section 509 of the vehicle and traffic law is
REPEALED.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10313-03-3

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