senate Bill S7860

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to equipping vehicles with radio devices

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1630
Jun 16, 2014 referred to rules

S7860 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9912
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §397, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A9912

S7860 - Summary

Relates to equipping vehicles with radio devices.

S7860 - Sponsor Memo

S7860 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7860

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO  -- (at request of the Division of Homeland
  Security and Emergency Services) -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to equipping
  vehicles with radio devices

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

  Section  1.  Section 397 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 843 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows:
  S 397. Equipping motor vehicles with radio receiving sets  capable  of
receiving  signals  on  the  frequencies  allocated  for police use.   A
person, not a police officer or peace officer, acting  pursuant  to  his
special  duties,  who  equips a motor vehicle with a radio receiving set
capable of receiving signals on the frequencies allocated for police use
or knowingly uses a motor vehicle so equipped or who in any way knowing-
ly interferes with the transmission of  radio  messages  by  the  police
without  having  first secured a permit so to do from the person author-
ized to issue such a permit by the local governing body or board of  the
city, town or village in which such person resides, or where such person
resides  outside of a city or village in a county having a county police
department by the board of supervisors of such county, is  guilty  of  a
misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or
imprisonment  not exceeding six months, or both. Nothing in this section
contained shall be construed to apply to any person who  holds  a  valid
amateur  radio  operator's  license issued by the federal communications
commission and who operates a duly licensed portable mobile  transmitter
and  in  connection therewith a receiver or receiving set on frequencies
exclusively allocated by the federal communications commission  to  duly
licensed  radio  amateurs, OR PROHIBIT ANY AUTHORIZED PERSON EMPLOYED BY
THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES FROM  EQUIPPING
A  VEHICLE  WITH AN AUTHORIZED, STATE-ISSUED AFFIXED, MOBILE OR PORTABLE
RADIO APPARATUS CAPABLE OF TRANSMITTING  OR  RECEIVING  SIGNALS  ON  THE
FREQUENCIES  ALLOCATED  FOR  POLICE  USE  OR  USING  A  MOTOR VEHICLE SO
EQUIPPED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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