|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to transportation|
|Jan 10, 2017||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1591
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1591 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Transportation
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1229-e, V & T L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
S1591 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1591 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring reasonable efforts be made to clear motor vehicles of accumulated snow and ice PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To facilitate safer roadways in the State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill creates a new violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law for failing to remove accumulated snow or ice from a motor vehicle where the snow or ice poses a threat to persons or property while vehicle is being operated. The fines are $75 or between $200 and $1,000 if such failure results in injuries or property damage, and between $500 and $1,250 if commercial vehicle violates this section and injuries or property damage results. The bill also provides exceptions to the application of the statute when a vehicle is parked or for emergency vehicles at all times. Section 2 of the bill sets forth an immediate effective date.
S1591 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1591 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, HAMILTON -- 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 requiring reasonable efforts be made to clear motor vehicles of accumulated snow and ice THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 1229-e to read as follows: § 1229-E. CLEARANCE OF ACCUMULATED SNOW AND ICE. 1. A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR SHALL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO REMOVE ACCUMULATED SNOW OR ICE ON SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WINDSHIELD, WINDOWS, HOOD, TRUNK AND ROOF OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE, BEFORE OPERATING THE MOTOR VEHICLE ON ANY STREET OR HIGHWAY OF THIS STATE IN ORDER TO NOT POSE A THREAT TO OTHER PERSONS OR PROPERTY. ANY OPERATOR WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE FINED SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS. 2. AN OPERATOR OF A NON-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION WHERE SUCH VIOLATION RESULTS IN THE PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER PERSON, SHALL BE FINED NOT LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH OFFENSE. AN OPERATOR OF A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION WHERE SUCH VIOLATION RESULTS IN THE PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER PERSON, SHALL BE FINED NOT LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN TWELVE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS FOR EACH OFFENSE. 3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY: (A) DURING THE TIME SUCH VEHICLE IS PARKED, OR (B) TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES AS DEFINED BY SECTION ONE HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER. § 2. 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.
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