|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S7805
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7805 - Details
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §390-d, Gen Bus L; amd §1225-d, V & T L
S7805 - Summary
Requires portable electronic devices distributed after January 1, 2017 to automatically disable their texting and computer functions when the holder is operating a motor vehicle over 10 miles an hour; eliminates the exemption from provisions, relating to the use of portable electronic devices in motor vehicles, granted to commercial motor vehicles, police, firefighters and emergency vehicle operators.
S7805 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7805 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting manufacturers and distributors from providing certain portable electronic devices for sale in this state; and to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to eliminating the exemption granted to certain persons relating to the use of portable devices PURPOSE: This bill requires portable electronic devices distributed after January 1, 2017 to automatically disable their texting and computer functions when the holder is operating a motor vehicle over 10 miles an hour. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the general business law by adding a new section 390-d. Section 2 of the bill amends subdivisions 1, 3, and 4 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law. Section 3 of the bill is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Texting while driving is distracting and dangerous. Statistics have shown that death by texting drivers is increasing and is making our roads and highways dangerous to the public. This bill
S7805 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7805 I N S E N A T E June 10, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting manufacturers and distributors from providing certain portable elec- tronic devices for sale in this state; and to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to eliminating the exemption granted to certain persons relating to the use of portable devices THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 390-d to read as follows: S 390-D. DISTRIBUTION OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE" SHALL MEAN ANY HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONE, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-C OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT (PDA), HANDHELD DEVICE WITH MOBILE DATA ACCESS, LAPTOP COMPUTER, PAGER, BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE, TWO-WAY MESSAGING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC GAME, PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE, OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHICH CAN BE USED TO INPUT, WRITE, SEND, RECEIVE, OR READ TEXT FOR PRESENT OR FUTURE COMMUNICATION. 2. ON AND AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN, NO MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR SHALL PROVIDE FOR SALE IN THIS STATE ANY PORTABLE ELEC- TRONIC DEVICE, UNLESS THE ABILITY OF SUCH DEVICE TO INPUT, WRITE, SEND, RECEIVE AND READ TEXT, DIGITAL INFORMATION AND IMAGES WHEN THE HOLDER OF SUCH DEVICE IS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE TRAVELING AT TEN OR MORE MILES AN HOUR. 3. ANY MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR WHICH VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, AND ANY PERSON WHO SELLS A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED IN VIOLATION OF SUCH SUBDIVISION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH DEVICE. S 2. Subdivisions 1, 3 and 4 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law, subdivision 1 as amended by section 6 and subdivision 4 as amended by section 10 of part C of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13650-02-4
Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.
By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.