senate Bill S1257

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of a hands-free mobile telephone by operators of motor vehicles who hold a learner's permit or a class DJ or MJ license

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2017 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1391
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2017 referred to transportation

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S1257 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3881
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1225-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S383, A6383
2013-2014: S1511A, A2723A
2011-2012: S948A, A9616
2009-2010: S604

S1257 - Summary

Prohibits the use of hands-free mobile telephones by operators of motor vehicles who hold learner's permits or class DJ or class MJ licenses.

S1257 - Sponsor Memo

S1257 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1257

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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  prohibiting
  the  use  of mobile telephones by operators of motor vehicles who hold
  learner's permits

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and
traffic law, subdivision 3 as added by chapter 69 of the  laws  of  2001
and subdivision 4 as amended by section 6 of part B of chapter 55 of the
laws of 2014, are amended to read as follows:
  3. Subdivision two of this section shall not apply to (a) the use of a
mobile  telephone  for the sole purpose of communicating with any of the
following regarding an emergency situation: an emergency response opera-
tor; a hospital, physician's  office  or  health  clinic;  an  ambulance
company  or  corps;  a fire department, district or company; or a police
department, (b) any of the following persons while in the performance of
their official duties: a police officer or peace officer; a member of  a
fire  department,  district or company; or the operator of an authorized
emergency vehicle as defined in section one hundred one of this chapter,
or (c) the use of a hands-free mobile telephone, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
THE USE OF A HANDS-FREE MOBILE TELEPHONE  SHALL  BE  PROHIBITED  FOR  AN
OPERATOR  OF  A MOTOR VEHICLE WHO IS A HOLDER OF A LEARNER'S PERMIT OR A
CLASS DJ OR CLASS MJ LICENSE.
  4. A violation of subdivision two  OR  PARAGRAPH  (C)  OF  SUBDIVISION
THREE of this section shall be a traffic infraction and shall be punish-
able  by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred
dollars upon conviction of a  first  violation;  upon  conviction  of  a
second  violation, both of which were committed within a period of eigh-
teen months, such violation shall be punished by a fine of not less than
fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars;  upon  conviction

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05467-01-7

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