senate Bill S2928

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides that no person sixteen years of age or over shall be a passenger in the back seat of a motor vehicle, unless such person is restrained by a safety belt

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Jan 18, 2017 referred to transportation

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S2928 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1229-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1169
2011-2012: S1337
2013-2014: S389
2015-2016: S1535

S2928 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no person sixteen years of age or over shall be a passenger in a motor vehicle, including taxicabs, liveries and other for hire vehicles, unless such person is restrained by a safety belt approved by the commissioner of motor vehicles.

S2928 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2928 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2928

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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  mandatory
  seat belt use

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 3, 5 and 9 of section 1229-c  of  the  vehicle
and  traffic  law,  subdivision 3 as added by chapter 365 of the laws of
1984, subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 448 of the laws  of  2015  and
subdivision 9 as amended by chapter 390 of the laws of 1996, are amended
to read as follows:
  3.  No  person  shall  operate  a  motor  vehicle, INCLUDING TAXICABS,
LIVERIES AND OTHER FOR HIRE VEHICLES,  unless such person is  restrained
by  a  safety belt approved by the commissioner. No person sixteen years
of age or over shall be a passenger in [the front seat of] a motor vehi-
cle, INCLUDING TAXICABS, LIVERIES AND OTHER FOR  HIRE  VEHICLES,  unless
such person is restrained by a safety belt approved by the commissioner.
  5.  Any  person  who  violates  the provisions of subdivision three or
ten-a of this section shall be punished by a civil fine of up  to  fifty
dollars.  A POLICE OFFICER SHALL ONLY ISSUE A SUMMONS FOR A VIOLATION OF
SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF THIS SECTION BY A PERSON LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS
OLD TO THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF SUCH PERSON IF THE  VIOLATION  BY  SUCH
PERSON  OCCURS  IN  THE PRESENCE OF SUCH PERSON'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND
WHERE SUCH PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS EIGHTEEN YEARS  OF  AGE  OF  OLDER.  NO
PERSON  OPERATING  A  TAXICAB  OR FOR HIRE VEHICLE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A
CIVIL FINE FOR THE FAILURE OF A PASSENGER TO COMPLY WITH THE  PROVISIONS
OF  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS  SECTION.  Any  person who violates the
provisions of subdivision one, two, eleven or thirteen of  this  section
shall  be punished by a civil fine of not less than twenty-five nor more
than one hundred dollars. In any prosecution or  proceeding  alleging  a
violation of paragraph (b) of subdivision one or paragraph (c) of subdi-

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

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