senate Bill S1261

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides that a motor vehicle will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control devices and stop signs for purposes of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices

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Current Bill Status -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2017 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1996
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2017 referred to transportation

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S1261 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2649
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1225-c & 1225-d, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S731, A4832
2013-2014: S3718A, A9156, S3718

S1261 - Summary

Provides that a motor vehicle will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control devices, stop signs and certain other situations for purposes of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices violations.

S1261 - Sponsor Memo

S1261 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1261

                       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 the  use  of
  mobile phones and portable electronic devices while driving

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and  traffic
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J) "WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS IN MOTION" SHALL MEAN:
  (I) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS MOVING;
  (II)  ANY  TIME  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE IS STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT, STOP
SIGN, RAILROAD CROSSING OR ANY OTHER TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE REQUIRING  A
MOTOR VEHICLE TO STOP; OR
  (III)  ANY  TIME  A  MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED BECAUSE OF HEAVY TRAFFIC
CONGESTION OF A TRAFFIC JAM.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E) "WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS IN MOTION" SHALL MEAN:
  (I) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS MOVING;
  (II) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED  AT  A  TRAFFIC  LIGHT,  STOP
SIGN,  RAILROAD CROSSING OR ANY OTHER TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE REQUIRING A
MOTOR VEHICLE TO STOP; OR
  (III) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED  BECAUSE  OF  HEAVY  TRAFFIC
CONGESTION OF A TRAFFIC JAM.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06014-01-7

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