senate Bill S7879

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to control of steering mechanism

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2016 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1018
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 19, 2016 referred to transportation

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1226, V & T L

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no person shall operate a motor vehicle without having at least one hand or, in the case of a physically handicapped person, at least one prosthetic device or aid on the steering mechanism at all times when the motor vehicle is in motion, unless driving technology is engaged to perform the steering function.

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7879 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7879

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 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  control  of
  steering mechanism

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

  Section 1. Section 1226 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended  by
chapter 506 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1226. Control of steering mechanism. No person shall operate a motor
vehicle without having at least one hand or, in the case of a physically
handicapped  person, at least one prosthetic device or aid on the steer-
ing mechanism at all times when the motor vehicle is in  motion,  UNLESS
DRIVING TECHNOLOGY IS ENGAGED TO PERFORM THE STEERING FUNCTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10819-03-6

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