senate Bill S330

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Makes the commission of use of a mobile telephone or portable electronic device in a motor vehicle with a child therein, a misdemeanor

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2017 referred to transportation

S330 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4115
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1225-c & 1225-d, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6354, A9482

S330 - Summary

Makes the commission of use of a mobile telephone or portable electronic device in a motor vehicle with a child therein, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of between $150 and $500, imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

S330 - Sponsor Memo

S330 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   330

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- 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  use  of
  mobile  telephones and portable electronic devices while a child is in
  a motor vehicle

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by section 6 of part B of chapter  55  of  the  laws  of
2014, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  A  violation of subdivision two of this section shall be a traffic
infraction and shall be punishable 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 eighteen months, such violation shall be
punished by a fine of not less than fifty  dollars  nor  more  than  two
hundred  fifty  dollars;  upon  conviction  of  a  third  or  subsequent
violation, all of which were  committed  within  a  period  of  eighteen
months,  such  violation  shall  be  punished by a fine of not less than
fifty dollars nor more than four hundred fifty dollars; PROVIDED, HOWEV-
ER, THAT IF A CHILD WHO IS FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR LESS IS IN THE  MOTOR
VEHICLE AT THE TIME OF THE VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,
SUCH  VIOLATION SHALL BE A MISDEMEANOR AND SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE
OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS NOR MORE  THAN  FIVE  HUNDRED
DOLLARS,  IMPRISONMENT  FOR NOT MORE THAN NINETY DAYS, OR BOTH SUCH FINE
AND IMPRISONMENT.
  S 2. Subdivision 6 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and  traffic  law,
as  amended by section 7 of part B of chapter 55 of the laws of 2014, is
amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02346-01-7

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