|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 13, 2013||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 07, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 06, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 05, 2013||1st report cal.158|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S752
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S752 - Details
S752 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S752 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to reckless driving and establishes the crime of aggravated reckless driving PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is make stiffer the penalties for reckless drivers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 1212 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law (reckless driving), raising the classification of reckless driving from an unclassified misdemeanor to a class A misdemeanor. Section 2 creates a new section of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 1212-a, aggravated reckless driving. EXISTING LAW: Presently, reckless driving is an unclassified misdemeanor. JUSTIFICATION:
S752 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 752 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, LARKIN, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER -- 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 reckless driving and establishes the crime of aggravated reckless driving THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1212 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 47 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: S 1212. Reckless driving. Reckless driving shall mean driving or using any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any other vehicle propelled by any power other than muscular power or any appliance or accessory thereof in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the public highway, or unreasonably endangers users of the public high- way. Reckless driving is prohibited. Every person violating this provision shall be guilty of a CLASS A misdemeanor PUNISHABLE PURSUANT TO ARTICLES SIXTY-FIVE AND SEVENTY OF THE PENAL LAW. S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 1212-a to read as follows: S 1212-A. AGGRAVATED RECKLESS DRIVING. AGGRAVATED RECKLESS DRIVING SHALL MEAN DRIVING OR USING ANY MOTOR VEHICLE, MOTORCYCLE OR ANY OTHER VEHICLE PROPELLED BY ANY POWER OTHER THAN MUSCULAR POWER OR ANY APPLI- ANCE OR ACCESSORY THEREOF: (1) IN A MANNER WHICH CREATES A GRAVE RISK OF DEATH TO USERS OF THE PUBLIC HIGHWAY, OR KNOWING OR HAVING REASON TO KNOW THE OPERATOR IS DRIVING AGAINST THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AND THE WRONG WAY, THE OPERATOR CONTINUES TO DO SO. FAILURE TO PERCEIVE SAID WRONG WAY TRAVEL DUE TO IMPAIRMENT OR INTOXICATION IS ALSO A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, OR (2) AT SPEEDS OF THIRTY MILES PER HOUR OR MORE ABOVE THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT AND IN AN IMPAIRED OR INTOXICATED CONDITION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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