|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 16, 2016||referred to transportation|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1916
|Jun 08, 2016||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8051
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8051 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8051 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts Ruby's Law providing for mandatory testing of breath, blood or urine in the event of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death or injury; provides immunity from civil liability for those health care providers who comply with the provisions of law requiring such testing.
S8051 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8051 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to mandatory testing in the event of a motor vehicle collision resulting in injury or death PURPOSE : To provide a mechanism for greater enforcement of driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired laws involving motor vehicle accidents. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one of this bill names this law "Ruby's Law" and allows it to be cited as such. Section two of this bill amends Subdivision one of section 603-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to require that police officers present at and investigating a vehicle accident where a person was seriously injured or kill request that all operators of motor vehicles involved in the accident submit to a field sobriety test provided that there are reasonable grounds to believe that such motor vehicle operator committed a serious traffic violation in the same accident. Refusal of this test makes that operator subject to the provisions included in section 1194 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
S8051 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8051 I N S E N A T E June 8, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VENDITTO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to mandatory testing in the event of a motor vehicle collision resulting in injury or death 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 "Ruby's Law". S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 603-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 408 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: 1. In addition to the requirements of section six hundred three of this article, whenever a motor vehicle accident results in serious phys- ical injury or death to a person, and such accident either is discovered by a police officer, or reported to a police officer within five days after such accident occurred, the police shall conduct an investigation of such accident. (A) Such investigation shall be conducted for the purposes of making a determination of the following: the facts and circumstances of the acci- dent; the type or types of vehicles involved, including passenger motor vehicles, commercial motor vehicles, motorcycles, limited use motorcy- cles, off-highway motorcycles, and/or bicycles; whether pedestrians were involved; the contributing factor or factors; whether it can be deter- mined if a violation or violations of this chapter occurred, and if so, the specific provisions of this chapter which were violated and by whom; and, the cause of such accident, where such cause can be determined. (B) WHEN PRESENT AT THE SCENE OF SUCH ACCIDENT, THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER SHALL ALSO REQUEST THAT ALL OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES INVOLVED IN SUCH ACCIDENT SUBMIT TO A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST AS DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER PROVIDED THERE ARE REASONABLE GROUNDS TO BELIEVE SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR COMMITTED A SERIOUS TRAF- FIC VIOLATION IN THE SAME ACCIDENT. UPON REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO SUCH TEST- ING, SUCH PERSON SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER. THE RESULTS OF SUCH FIELD SOBRIETY AND CHEMICAL TESTS OR REFUSALS OF SUCH TESTS SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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