senate Bill S2381

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that motorcyclists over the age of twenty-one shall be exempt from the requirement to wear a helmet when operating or riding a motorcycle

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Jan 22, 2015 referred to transportation


S2381 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §381, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2403, A4541
2011-2012: S2974, A5364
2013-2014: S1900, A6316
2017-2018: S6055, A218
2019-2020: A6895

S2381 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that motorcyclists over the age of twenty-one shall be exempt from the requirement to wear a helmet when operating or riding a motorcycle.

S2381 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2381 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2015

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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  certain
  motorcyclists from requirements to wear protective helmets


  Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 381 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 471 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read
as follows:
  6. It shall be unlawful for any person UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE  to
operate  or  ride  upon a motorcycle unless he OR SHE wears a protective
helmet of a type which meets  the  requirements  set  forth  in  section
571.218  of  the federal motor vehicle safety standards as may from time
to time be amended.  The commissioner is hereby authorized and  directed
to  adopt regulations for helmets which are consistent with the require-
ments as specified in section 571.218 of the federal motor vehicle safe-
ty standards as may from time to time be amended. The police authorities
of a city, town or village may  issue  a  permit  exempting  members  of
organizations  sponsoring  or conducting parades or other public exhibi-
tions from the provisions of this subdivision  while  such  members  are
participating in such parades or other public exhibitions.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the forty-fifth day after it shall
have become a law.

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


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