Senate Bill S1121

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle in certain circumstances without a warrant

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S1121 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5748
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1146, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S1121, A5748

2015-S1121 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes police officers to arrest a driver of a motor vehicle in certain circumstances without a warrant.

2015-S1121 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S1121 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1121

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  authorizing
  police  officers  to  arrest  a  driver  of a motor vehicle in certain
  circumstances

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

  Section  1. Subdivisions (a), (b) and (c) of section 1146 of the vehi-
cle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 333 of the laws of 2010,  are
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Notwithstanding  the provisions of any other law to the contrary,
every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due  care  to  avoid  colliding
with  any bicyclist, pedestrian, INCLUDING ANY HIGHWAY WORKER, or domes-
tic animal upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the  horn
when  necessary.  For  the  purposes  of this section, the term "HIGHWAY
WORKER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON ENGAGED IN WORK ON A HIGHWAY WHO IS  WORK-
ING  ON  BEHALF  OF  THE UNITED STATES, THIS STATE, OR ANY COUNTY, CITY,
TOWN, DISTRICT OR ANY OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE; AND  THE
TERM  "domestic animal" shall mean domesticated sheep, cattle, and goats
which are under the supervision and control of a pedestrian.
  (b) 1. A driver of a motor  vehicle  who  causes  physical  injury  as
defined  in  article ten of the penal law to a pedestrian, INCLUDING ANY
HIGHWAY WORKER or bicyclist  while  failing  to  exercise  due  care  in
violation of subdivision (a) of this section, shall be guilty of a traf-
fic  infraction  punishable  by  a  fine  of  not more than five hundred
dollars or by imprisonment for not more than fifteen  days  or  by  both
such fine and imprisonment.
  2.  If  such  driver  of  a motor vehicle causes physical injury while
failing to exercise due care in violation of  subdivision  (a)  of  this
section,  then there shall be a rebuttable presumption that, as a result

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01252-01-5

              

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