|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 17, 2018||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to transportation|
|Jan 27, 2017||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S3859
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
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S3859 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3859 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the creation of a yellow alert system to be activated when a hit and run has resulted in death or serious injury, the investigating law enforcement agency has additional information concerning the suspect's vehicle, and when public dissemination of available information could either help avert further harm or accelerate apprehension of the suspect.
S3859 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3859 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the creation of a yellow alert system to be activated when a hit and run has resulted in death or serious injury PURPOSE : This legislation would create a yellow alert system to be activated when a hit and run has resulted in death or serious injury; similar to the amber alert or silver alert systems. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one adds article 22-A which creates the Yellow Alert System Section two contains the effective date JUSTIFICATION : The Yellow Alert System would be modeled after the current Amber Alert System. In order to help law enforcement agencies track down suspects in hit-and-run accidents where someone was killed or seriously injured this system could make all the difference. To utilize the system, the
S3859 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3859 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 27, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FUNKE -- 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 creation of a yellow alert system to be activated when a hit and run has resulted in death or serious injury 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 article 22-A to read as follows: ARTICLE 22-A YELLOW ALERT SYSTEM SECTION 620. SHORT TITLE. 621. DEFINITIONS. 622. PROCEDURE. § 620. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "YELLOW ALERT SYSTEM". § 621. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "YELLOW ALERT" SHALL MEAN A NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, ACTIVATED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, DESIGNED TO COORDINATE ALERTS WITH RESPECT TO A HIT AND RUN INCIDENT RESULTING IN THE DEATH OR INJURY OF A PERSON AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE. 2. "HIT AND RUN" SHALL MEAN WHEN A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE WHO IS INVOLVED IN A COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE, PROPERTY OR HUMAN BEING, KNOWINGLY FAILS TO STOP TO GIVE HIS OR HER NAME, LICENSE NUMBER, AND OTHER INFOR- MATION AS REQUIRED BY SECTION SIX HUNDRED OF THIS TITLE. § 622. PROCEDURE. 1. IF A HIT AND RUN INCIDENT IS REPORTED TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, AND THAT AGENCY DETERMINES THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION ARE MET, THE AGENCY MAY REQUEST THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE TO ACTIVATE A YELLOW ALERT. IF THE NEW YORK STATE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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