Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016
referred to transportation
|Jun 09, 2015
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 12, 2015
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S1439
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S1439 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S1439 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1439 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to enacting "Steven's Law" to require the reporting of personal injury motor vehicle accidents by passengers PURPOSE: To require a passenger of a motor vehicle involved in a personal injury accident to report the accident when he or she knows the operator of the motor vehicle did not stop and provide information to either the injured party and/or to a police officer. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law to add a new subdivision 3 that provides that a passenger, knowing or having cause to know that personal injury has been caused to another person due to an incident involving the motor vehicle which they are a passenger and where the operator of said vehicle has not stopped and provided information to the injured party and/or a police officer, the passenger shall report the incident as soon as physically able to the nearest police station or judicial officer. Failure to do so shall constitute a class B misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of not less than $250 or more then $500 in
2015-S1439 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1439 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 12, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- 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 enacting "Steven's Law" to require the reporting of personal injury motor vehi- cle accidents by passengers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Steven's Law". S 2. Section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. REPORT BY PASSENGER. ANY PASSENGER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, KNOWING OR HAVING CAUSE TO KNOW THAT PERSONAL INJURY HAS BEEN CAUSED TO ANOTHER PERSON DUE TO AN INCIDENT INVOLVING THE MOTOR VEHICLE OF WHICH THEY ARE A PASSENGER, AND WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH VEHICLE HAS NOT STOPPED AND PROVIDED INFORMATION TO THE INJURED PARTY AND/OR TO A POLICE OFFICER, SHALL REPORT SUCH INCIDENT AS SOON AS PHYSICALLY ABLE TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION OR JUDICIAL OFFICER. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL CONSTITUTE A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY NOR MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTIES PROVIDED BY LAW. S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07381-01-5
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