Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018
referred to transportation
|Jan 18, 2017
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S2928
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S2928 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S2928 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2928 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to mandatory seat belt use PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To improve the safety of motor vehicle occupants. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : The bill amends subdivision 3, 5 & 9 of § 1229-c of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to require the use of seat belts by all passengers sixteen years of age or older riding, in any seating position in a motor vehicle. JUSTIFICATION : The institution of a mandatory seat belt law for all front seat passengers has saved lives. According to the New York State Department of Motor. Vehicles, in 1984, the year the law was enacted, approximately 16% of individuals wore seat belts. By 2015, 31 years after the law was enacted, the compliance rate was up to 88.5%. The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee has indicated that thirty percent of highway deaths in New York State occurred to occupants who were unrestrained. This is a greater factor than alcohol or excessive
2017-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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