senate Bill S4257B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a "yellow alert system" for law enforcement to publicize vehicle information in instances of hit-and-run accidents

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to finance
Jun 14, 2017 print number 4257b
Jun 14, 2017 amend and recommit to finance
Apr 21, 2017 print number 4257a
Apr 21, 2017 amend and recommit to finance
Feb 07, 2017 referred to finance

S4257 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5261
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §221, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S5377, A6602
2021-2022: S5547, A4900

S4257 - Summary

Establishes a "yellow alert system" for law enforcement to publicize vehicle information in instances of hit-and-run accidents in which a person has been killed.

S4257 - Sponsor Memo

S4257 - Bill Text download pdf


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

    S. 4257                                                  A. 5261

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2017
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M.  of  A.  DE LA ROSA  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to the creation of a
  "yellow alert system"

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

  Section 1. Section 221 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  WHEN  ANY  POLICE  OFFICER,  PEACE OFFICER OR POLICE AGENCY IN THE
STATE SHALL RECEIVE A REPORT OF A  HIT-AND-RUN  INCIDENT  FROM  WHICH  A
PERSON  HAS BEEN KILLED OR SUFFERED SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND THERE IS A
DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE OR VEHICLES INVOLVED,  SUCH  POLICE  OFFICER,
PEACE  OFFICER OR POLICE AGENCY SHALL, AS APPROPRIATE, CAUSE INFORMATION
CONCERNING ANY SUCH VEHICLE  OR  VEHICLES  AND  THE  PERSON  OR  PERSONS
SUSPECTED  OF DRIVING SUCH VEHICLE OR VEHICLES TO BE PROMPTLY DISPATCHED
OVER THE POLICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SO AS  TO  BE  BROADCAST  PUBLICLY.
SUCH  BROADCAST MAY BE BY MEANS OF, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: E-MAIL NOTIFICA-
TIONS; HIGHWAY SIGNS; TEXT MESSAGES;  TELEPHONE  CALLS;  TELEVISION;  OR
RADIO.  POLICE AGENCIES NOT CONNECTED WITH THE BASIC SYSTEM MAY TRANSMIT
SUCH  INFORMATION  TO  THE  NEAREST  OR MOST CONVENIENT ELECTRONIC ENTRY
POINT, FROM WHICH POINT IT SHALL BE PROMPTLY DISPATCHED,  IN  CONFORMITY
WITH  THE ORDERS, RULES OR REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SYSTEM. NO DISPATCH
OR TRANSMISSION OF  A  REPORT  CONCERNING  ANY  SUCH  VEHICLE  SHALL  BE
REQUIRED  BY  THIS  SUBDIVISION  IF  THE INVESTIGATING POLICE DEPARTMENT
ADVISES, IN ITS DISCRETION, THAT THE RELEASE  OF  SUCH  INFORMATION  MAY
JEOPARDIZE  THE INVESTIGATION OR THE SAFETY OF THE VICTIM, OR REQUESTS A
REASONABLE FORBEARANCE FOR ANY REASON.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

S4257A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5261
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §221, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S5377, A6602
2021-2022: S5547, A4900

S4257A - Summary

Establishes a "yellow alert system" for law enforcement to publicize vehicle information in instances of hit-and-run accidents in which a person has been killed.

S4257A - Sponsor Memo

S4257A - Bill Text download pdf


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

    S. 4257--A                                            A. 5261--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2017
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Finance
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M.  of  A.  DE LA ROSA  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Governmental Operations -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  the  creation  of  a
  "yellow alert system"

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

  Section 1. Section 221 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. WHEN ANY POLICE OFFICER, PEACE OFFICER  OR  POLICE  AGENCY  IN  THE
STATE  SHALL  RECEIVE A REPORT OF A HIT-AND-RUN INCIDENT IN VIOLATION OF
SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED OF THE VEHICLE  AND  TRAFFIC  LAW
RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF OR PERSONAL INJURY TO A PERSON, AND THERE IS A
DESCRIPTION  OF  THE  VEHICLE OR VEHICLES INVOLVED OR OF THE OPERATOR OR
OPERATORS OF SUCH VEHICLE OR VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THE VIOLATION OF  SUCH
SUBDIVISION,  SUCH POLICE OFFICER, PEACE OFFICER OR POLICE AGENCY SHALL,
AS APPROPRIATE, CAUSE INFORMATION CONCERNING ANY SUCH VEHICLE  OR  VEHI-
CLES  AND  THE  PERSON OR PERSONS SUSPECTED OF OPERATING SUCH VEHICLE OR
VEHICLES TO BE PROMPTLY DISPATCHED OVER THE POLICE COMMUNICATION  SYSTEM
AND  TO BE BROADCAST TO THE PUBLIC.  SUCH BROADCAST MAY BE CONDUCTED BY:
E-MAIL NOTIFICATION, HIGHWAY SIGN, TEXT MESSAGE, TELEPHONE  CALL,  TELE-
VISION  OR  RADIO.   POLICE AGENCIES NOT CONNECTED WITH THE BASIC SYSTEM
MAY TRANSMIT SUCH INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OR  MOST  CONVENIENT  ELEC-
TRONIC ENTRY POINT, FROM WHICH POINT IT SHALL BE PROMPTLY DISPATCHED, IN
CONFORMITY  WITH  THE ORDERS, RULES OR REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SYSTEM.

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

S4257B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5261
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §221, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S5377, A6602
2021-2022: S5547, A4900

S4257B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a "yellow alert system" for law enforcement to publicize vehicle information in instances of hit-and-run accidents in which a person has been killed.

S4257B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4257B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

    S. 4257--B                                            A. 5261--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2017
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Finance
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. DE LA ROSA, RAIA -- read once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Governmental Operations -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to the creation of a
  "yellow alert system"

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

  Section 1. Section 221 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  WHEN  ANY  POLICE  OFFICER,  PEACE OFFICER OR POLICE AGENCY IN THE
STATE SHALL RECEIVE A REPORT  OF  A  VIOLATION  OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
SECTION  SIX  HUNDRED  OF  THE  VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW RESULTING IN THE
DEATH OF A PERSON, AND THERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE OR VEHICLES
INVOLVED OR OF THE OPERATOR OR OPERATORS OF  SUCH  VEHICLE  OR  VEHICLES
INVOLVED  IN  THE  VIOLATION  OF  SUCH SUBDIVISION, SUCH POLICE OFFICER,
PEACE OFFICER OR POLICE AGENCY SHALL, AS APPROPRIATE, CAUSE  INFORMATION
CONCERNING  ANY  SUCH  VEHICLE  OR  VEHICLES  AND  THE PERSON OR PERSONS
SUSPECTED  OF  OPERATING  SUCH  VEHICLE  OR  VEHICLES  TO  BE   PROMPTLY
DISPATCHED  OVER  THE  POLICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC
AREA REQUESTED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND MAY BE BROADCAST TO THE
PUBLIC.  POLICE AGENCIES NOT CONNECTED WITH THE BASIC SYSTEM MAY  TRANS-
MIT  SUCH INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST OR MOST CONVENIENT ELECTRONIC ENTRY

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

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