senate Bill S6143A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing drivers education course

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 09, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended 6143a
Jun 03, 2014 1st report cal.1182
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation

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S6143 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4194A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7653, S3598
2009-2010: S8487

S6143 - Summary

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

S6143 - Sponsor Memo

S6143 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6143

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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  adding  a
  bicycle  and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's
  education course

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i) of paragraph (a) and paragraphs (b) and
(d) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law,
subparagraph  (i) of paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 458 of the laws
of 2011 and paragraphs (b) and (d) as amended by chapter 585 of the laws
of 2002, are amended and a new paragraph  (c-3)  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (i)  Upon  submission  of  an  application for a driver's license, the
applicant shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit  evidence
of  passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic, the
laws relating to driving while ability is impaired and while  intoxicat-
ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", or "Work Zone Safe-
ty"  awareness as defined by the commissioner, the law relating to exer-
cising due care to avoid colliding with a parked,  stopped  or  standing
authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle pursuant to section elev-
en hundred forty-four-a of this chapter, the ability to read and compre-
hend  traffic signs and symbols, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, and such
other matters as the commissioner may prescribe, and  to  satisfactorily
complete  a  course prescribed by the commissioner of not less than four
hours and not more than  five  hours,  consisting  of  classroom  driver
training  and highway safety instruction or the equivalent thereof. Such
test shall include at  least  seven  written  questions  concerning  the
effects of consumption of alcohol or drugs on the ability of a person to
operate a motor vehicle and the legal and financial consequences result-
ing  from  violations of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this chap-
ter, prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs. Such test shall include one  or  more  written

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S6143A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4194A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7653, S3598
2009-2010: S8487

S6143A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

S6143A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6143A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6143--A
    Cal. No. 1182

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, HOYLMAN, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  report, amended on first  report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adding a
  bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing  driver's
  education course

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) and  paragraphs  (b)  and
(d)  of  subdivision  4  of  section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law,
subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 458 of the  laws
of 2011 and paragraphs (b) and (d) as amended by chapter 585 of the laws
of  2002,  are  amended  and  a  new paragraph (c-3) is added to read as
follows:
  (i) Upon submission of an application  for  a  driver's  license,  the
applicant  shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit evidence
of passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic,  the
laws  relating to driving while ability is impaired and while intoxicat-
ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", or "Work Zone Safe-
ty" awareness as defined by the commissioner, the law relating to  exer-
cising  due  care  to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or standing
authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle pursuant to section elev-
en hundred forty-four-a of this chapter, the ability to read and compre-
hend traffic signs and symbols, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, and  such
other  matters  as the commissioner may prescribe, and to satisfactorily
complete a course prescribed by the commissioner of not less  than  four
hours  and  not  more  than  five  hours, consisting of classroom driver
training and highway safety instruction or the equivalent thereof.  Such
test  shall  include  at  least  seven  written questions concerning the
effects of consumption of alcohol or drugs on the ability of a person to
operate a motor vehicle and the legal and financial consequences result-

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