senate Bill S241

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits leaving a child under the age of eight unattended in a motor vehicle

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 21, 2016 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 09, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 08, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2016 1st report cal.122
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 25, 2015 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 26, 2015 advanced to third reading
Feb 25, 2015 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2015 1st report cal.85
Jan 07, 2015 referred to transportation

Votes

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Feb 2, 2016 - Transportation committee Vote

S241
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 10, 2015 - Transportation committee Vote

S241
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S241 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1210-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6349
2011-2012: S2192
2013-2014: S306
2017-2018: S5631
2019-2020: S2497

S241 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that where a person responsible for the welfare of a child under the age of eight leaves such child inside a motor vehicle without the supervision of a person who is at least twelve years of age, under conditions which knowingly or recklessly present a significant risk to the health or safety of such child, such person shall be guilty of an infraction.

S241 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S241 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   241

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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  prohibiting
  a  child  under the age of eight from being left unattended in a motor
  vehicle

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 1210-a to read as follows:
  S 1210-A. UNATTENDED CHILD IN A MOTOR VEHICLE. 1.  ANY PARENT, GUARDI-
AN OR OTHER PERSON LEGALLY CHARGED WITH THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF  A  CHILD
LESS  THAN EIGHT YEARS OLD, WHO LEAVES SUCH CHILD INSIDE A MOTOR VEHICLE
WITHOUT THE SUPERVISION OF A PERSON WHO IS AT LEAST TWELVE YEARS OF AGE,
UNDER CONDITIONS WHICH KNOWINGLY OR  RECKLESSLY  PRESENT  A  SIGNIFICANT
RISK  TO  THE  HEALTH  OR  SAFETY  OF  SUCH CHILD, SHALL BE GUILTY OF AN
INFRACTION.
  2. A PERSON CONVICTED OF AN INFRACTION OF A VIOLATION  OF  SUBDIVISION
ONE  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL, FOR A FIRST CONVICTION THEREOF, BE PUNISHED
BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS. UPON A CONVICTION OF A  SECOND
VIOLATION,  COMMITTED  WITHIN  A  PERIOD OF EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF THE FIRST
VIOLATION, SUCH PERSON SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN  ONE
HUNDRED  DOLLARS.  UPON A CONVICTION OF A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION,
ALL OF WHICH WERE COMMITTED WITHIN A PERIOD  OF  EIGHTEEN  MONTHS,  SUCH
PERSON  SHALL  BE  PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY
DOLLARS, AND SUCH PERSON SHALL APPEAR PERSONALLY IN COURT  FOR  SENTENC-
ING.
  3.  NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT THE PROSECUTION OF A PERSON
VIOLATING OR CONVICTED OF VIOLATING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION  FROM
BEING PROSECUTED UNDER ANY SECTION OF THE LAW.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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

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