senate Bill S604

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the traffic infraction of interference with a funeral procession

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2013 1st report cal.824
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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May 30, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

S604
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
1
Excused
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Transportation Committee Vote: May 30, 2013

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S604 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2200
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1132, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2526, A4907
2009-2010: A5342

S604 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the traffic infraction of interference with a funeral procession.

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BILL NUMBER:S604

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to interference with a
funeral procession

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding new section 1132
which states that a driver of a motor vehicle shall be subject to a
fine of no more than fifty dollars for the infraction of entering the
single file line of traffic constituting a funeral procession marked
by motor vehicles displaying their headlights and hazard lights.

JUSTIFICATION:
Too often, the grieving parties in a motor vehicle funeral procession
have their anguish exacerbated by other motorists that cut-off or
otherwise interrupt the funeral procession.

The disruptions are not only hurtful, annoying and disrespectful, but
also pose serious safety hazards that threaten the wellbeing of those
in or near the procession.

This legislation would allow those who are grieving to have the peace
of mind and comfort they deserve in their time of need by
guaranteeing the integrity of the procession while ensuring the
safety of those in the vicinity.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: Senate Bill
2526 (Gianaris) - Died in Senate Transportation
Committee
2012: Assembly Bill
4907 (Simotas) - Died in Assembly
Transportation Committee
2010: Assembly Bill
5342 (Gianaris) - Died in Assembly
Transportation Committee
2008: Assembly Bill
10394-A (Gianaris) - Died in Assembly
Transportation Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act will take effect on the first of September next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become law.

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

                                   604

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 interference
  with a funeral procession

  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 1132 to read as follows:
  S 1132. INTERFERENCE WITH A FUNERAL PROCESSION. (A) THE  DRIVER  OF  A
MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL NOT ENTER, DRIVE BETWEEN, OBSTRUCT, HINDER OR IN ANY
WAY  INTERFERE WITH THE VEHICLES CONSTITUTING A FUNERAL PROCESSION WHILE
SUCH VEHICLES ARE IN MOTION UNLESS SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE IS  PART  OF  SUCH
PROCESSION,  EXCEPT WHEN AUTHORIZED TO DO SO BY A POLICE OFFICER OR WHEN
SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE IS AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXHIBITING A VISI-
BLE SIGNAL AND SOUNDING AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL.
  (B) ANY PERSON OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE IN VIOLATION  OF  SUBDIVISION
(A)  OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A TRAFFIC INFRACTION AND SUBJECT
TO A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  NOT
ASSESS ANY POINTS AGAINST THE LICENSE OF A PERSON FOUND TO HAVE VIOLATED
THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) NO PROVISION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEEMED TO IMPOSE ANY LIABIL-
ITY  FOR  PERSONAL  INJURY OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM A VIOLATION OF THIS
SECTION UPON A FUNERAL FIRM OR ANY PERSON LICENSED OR REGISTERED  PURSU-
ANT  TO ARTICLE THIRTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR ANY EMPLOYEE OR
AGENT THEREOF, WHEN SUCH FIRM, PERSON, EMPLOYEE OR AGENT IS ACTING WITH-
IN THE SCOPE OF HIS, HER OR ITS DUTIES.  NOR SHALL ANY PROVISION OF THIS
SECTION BE DEEMED TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF  ANY  FUNERAL  FIRM  OR  ANY
PERSON  LICENSED  OR  REGISTERED  PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY-FOUR OF THE
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, OR ANY EMPLOYEE OR AGENT  THEREOF,  PURSUANT  TO  ANY
OTHER PROVISION OF LAW OR AT EQUITY.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
succeeding 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.
                                                           LBD01534-01-3

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