senate Bill S6649

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind: Prima facie evidence relating thereto

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 09, 2016 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 04, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2016 2nd report cal.
Apr 12, 2016 1st report cal.600
Feb 03, 2016 referred to transportation

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S6649 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1122-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1995
2019-2020: S1439

S6649 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind; establishes prima facie evidence relating thereto.

S6649 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6649 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6649

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA,  HANNON,  FUNKE -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to operators of
  a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind

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

  Section 1. Section 1122-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added  by
chapter 413 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S  1122-a. Overtaking a bicycle. 1. The operator of a vehicle overtak-
ing, from behind, a bicycle proceeding on the same  side  of  a  roadway
shall  pass to the left of such bicycle at a [safe] distance OF NOT LESS
THAN THREE FEET until safely clear thereof.
  2. THE COLLISION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A PERSON OPERATING A  BICYCLE
ON THE SAME SIDE OF A ROADWAY SHALL BE PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF THE OPER-
ATOR'S  FAILURE  TO PASS SUCH BICYCLIST AT A DISTANCE OF MORE THAN THREE
FEET UNTIL SAFELY CLEAR THEREOF.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13643-01-6

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