senate Bill S7631

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring a child under the age of two or weighing thirty pounds or less to be secured in a rear-facing child restraint system

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1828
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 11, 2016 referred to transportation

S7631 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9594
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1229-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8100

S7631 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring a child under the age of two or weighing thirty pounds or less to be secured in a rear-facing child restraint system.

S7631 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7631 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7631

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 requiring  a
  child  under  the  age  of two or weighing thirty pounds or less to be
  secured in a rear-facing child restraint system

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (a-1) to read as follows:
  (A-1) ALL BACK SEAT PASSENGERS SUBJECT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDI-
VISION, UNDER THE AGE OF TWO OR WEIGHING THIRTY POUNDS OR LESS SHALL  BE
SECURED IN A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM;
  S  2.  Subdivision 2 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and traffic law,
as amended by chapter 18 of the laws of 2005, paragraph (c)  as  amended
by chapter 405 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  No  person  shall  operate  a  motor vehicle unless all front seat
passengers (a) under the age of sixteen are restrained by a safety belt;
or (b) if they are under the age of four, by a specially  designed  seat
which  is  either  permanently  affixed  or affixed to such vehicle by a
safety belt as required by subdivision one of this section,  or  in  the
event  that  the  weight of such passenger under the age of four exceeds
forty pounds, such passenger may be restrained  (i)  in  an  appropriate
child  restraint  system  as defined in subdivision four of this section
used with combination lap safety and shoulder harness belts or (ii) by a
lap safety belt in the event such vehicle is not equipped with  combina-
tion  lap  safety  and shoulder harness belts or all the combination lap
safety and shoulder harness belts are being used  to  properly  restrain
other  passengers  who  are under the age of sixteen; or (c) if they are
age four or older but under age eight, (i) are restrained in  an  appro-
priate  child  restraint  system  as defined in subdivision four of this
section used with combination lap safety and shoulder harness  belts  or
(ii)  are  restrained  in a lap safety belt in the event such vehicle is
not equipped with combination lap safety and shoulder harness  belts  or
all the combination lap safety and shoulder harness belts are being used

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

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