Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 06, 2013||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S4060
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S4060 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S4060 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4060 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in physical injury or death of a person or persons PURPOSE: This bill includes leaving the scene of an accident within the crimes of aggravated vehicular manslaughter and aggravated vehicular assault when physical injury or death occurs to a person or persons. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds the act of leaving the scene of an accident to the list of actions that are prohibited in the crime of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide. The second section of this bill adds the act of leaving the scene of an accident to the list of actions that are prohibited in Aggravated Vehicular Assault. JUSTIFICATION: This bill addresses the tragedy that occurred in Brooklyn, New York, where a young pregnant couple was killed on their way to the hospital. Although their unborn baby survived the accident, he died soon thereafter. The driver who caused the fatal accident fled the scene, leaving law enforcement to scour the City of New York for him. This bill would make leaving the scene of an accident that caused the death of a person a Class B felony, subjecting the perpetrator to
2013-S4060 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4060 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 6, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in physical injury or death of a person or persons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 6 and 7 of section 125.14 of the penal law, subdivision 6 as amended and subdivision 7 as added by chapter 496 of the laws of 2009, are amended and a new subdivision 8 is added to read as follows: (6) has previously been convicted of violating any provision of this article or article one hundred twenty of this title involving the opera- tion of a motor vehicle, or was convicted in any other state or juris- diction of an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle which, if committed in this state, would constitute a violation of this article or article one hundred twenty of this title; [or] (7) commits such crime while operating a motor vehicle while a child who is fifteen years of age or less is a passenger in such motor vehicle and causes the death of such child[.]; OR (8) COMMITS SUCH CRIME AND THEN LEAVES THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT IN THE MANNER DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW. S 2. Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 120.04-a of the penal law, subdi- vision 5 as amended and subdivision 6 as added by chapter 496 of the laws of 2009, are amended and a new subdivision 7 is added to read as follows: (5) has previously been convicted of violating any provision of this article or article one hundred twenty-five of this title involving the operation of a motor vehicle, or was convicted in any other state or jurisdiction of an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09646-01-3
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