senate Bill S4799A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing drivers education course

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 06, 2018 print number 4799a
Feb 06, 2018 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Mar 01, 2017 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

S4799 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9942
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8487
2011-2012: S3598
2013-2014: S2972, S6143
2015-2016: S1452
2019-2020: A5885

S4799 - Summary

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

S4799 - Sponsor Memo

S4799 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4799

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, O'MARA -- 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  adding  a
  bicycle  and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's
  education course

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i) of paragraph (a) and paragraphs (b) and
(d) of subdivision 4 of section 502 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law,
subparagraph  (i)  of paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 97 of the laws
of 2016 and paragraphs (b) and (d) as amended by chapter 585 of the laws
of 2002, are amended and a new paragraph  (c-3)  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (i)  Upon  submission  of  an  application for a driver's license, the
applicant shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit  evidence
of  passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic, the
laws relating to driving while ability is impaired and while  intoxicat-
ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", or "Work Zone Safe-
ty"  awareness as defined by the commissioner, the law relating to exer-
cising due care to avoid colliding with a parked,  stopped  or  standing
authorized emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle pursuant to section elev-
en hundred forty-four-a of this chapter, the ability to read and compre-
hend  traffic  signs and symbols, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY and such
other matters as the commissioner may prescribe, and  to  satisfactorily
complete  a  course prescribed by the commissioner of not less than four
hours and not more than  five  hours,  consisting  of  classroom  driver
training  and highway safety instruction or the equivalent thereof. Such
test shall include at  least  seven  written  questions  concerning  the
effects of consumption of alcohol or drugs on the ability of a person to
operate a motor vehicle and the legal and financial consequences result-
ing  from  violations of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this chap-

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

Co-Sponsors

S4799A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9942
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8487
2011-2012: S3598
2013-2014: S2972, S6143
2015-2016: S1452
2019-2020: A5885

S4799A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Adds a bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing driver's education course.

S4799A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4799A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4799--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, KENNEDY, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
  portation -- recommitted to the Committee on Transportation in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adding a
  bicycle and pedestrian safety component to the pre-licensing  driver's
  education course

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) and  paragraphs  (b)  and
(d)  of  subdivision 4 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
amended by chapter 355 of the laws of 2017, are amended and a new  para-
graph (c-4) is added to read as follows:
  (i)  Upon  submission  of  an  application for a driver's license, the
applicant shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit  evidence
of  passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic, the
laws relating to driving while ability is impaired and while  intoxicat-
ed,  under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", "Work Zone Safety"
awareness and "Motorcycle Safety" awareness as defined  by  the  commis-
sioner,  the law relating to exercising due care to avoid colliding with
a parked, stopped or standing authorized  emergency  vehicle  or  hazard
vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a of this chapter,
the  ability  to  read and comprehend traffic signs and symbols and such
other matters as the commissioner may prescribe, and  to  satisfactorily
complete  a  course prescribed by the commissioner of not less than four
hours and not more than  five  hours,  consisting  of  classroom  driver
training  and highway safety instruction or the equivalent thereof. SUCH
TEST SHALL INCLUDE ONE OR MORE QUESTIONS CONCERNING BICYCLE  AND  PEDES-
TRIAN  SAFETY.  Such test shall include at least seven written questions
concerning the effects of consumption of alcohol or drugs on the ability

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

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