senate Bill S5562A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for mandatory testing of breath, blood or urine in the event of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death or injury

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2017 approval memo.55
signed chap.489
Dec 06, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 15, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.301
substituted for a7572
Jun 14, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 22, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 17, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 16, 2017 1st report cal.968
Apr 26, 2017 print number 5562a
Apr 26, 2017 amend and recommit to transportation
Apr 12, 2017 referred to transportation

S5562 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7572
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§603-a & 1194, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8051

S5562 - Summary

Provides for mandatory testing of breath, blood or urine in the event of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death or injury; provides immunity from liability for those health care providers who comply with the provisions of law requiring such testing.

S5562 - Sponsor Memo

S5562 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5562

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- 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
  testing  in the event of a motor vehicle collision resulting in injury
  or death

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Ruby's Law".
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 603-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as
added by chapter 408 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  In  addition  to  the requirements of section six hundred three of
this article, whenever a motor vehicle accident results in serious phys-
ical injury or death to a person, and such accident either is discovered
by a police officer, or reported to a police officer  within  five  days
after  such accident occurred, the police shall conduct an investigation
of such accident.
  (A) Such investigation shall be conducted for the purposes of making a
determination of the following: the facts and circumstances of the acci-
dent; the type or types of vehicles involved, including passenger  motor
vehicles,  commercial  motor vehicles, motorcycles, limited use motorcy-
cles, off-highway motorcycles, and/or bicycles; whether pedestrians were
involved; the contributing factor or factors; whether it can  be  deter-
mined  if a violation or violations of this chapter occurred, and if so,
the specific provisions of this chapter which were violated and by whom;
and, the cause of such accident, where such cause can be determined.
  (B) WHEN PRESENT AT THE SCENE  OF  SUCH  ACCIDENT,  THE  INVESTIGATING
OFFICER SHALL ALSO REQUEST THAT ALL OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES INVOLVED
IN  SUCH  ACCIDENT SUBMIT TO A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST AS DEFINED IN SECTION
ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER PROVIDED THERE ARE REASONABLE
GROUNDS TO BELIEVE SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR COMMITTED A SERIOUS TRAF-
FIC VIOLATION IN THE SAME ACCIDENT. UPON REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO SUCH TEST-

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

S5562A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7572
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§603-a & 1194, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8051

S5562A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for mandatory testing of breath, blood or urine in the event of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death or injury; provides immunity from liability for those health care providers who comply with the provisions of law requiring such testing.

S5562A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5562A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5562--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  mandatory
  testing  in the event of a motor vehicle collision resulting in injury
  or death

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 603-a of the vehicle and traffic
law, as added by chapter 408 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read  as
follows:
  1.  In  addition  to  the requirements of section six hundred three of
this article, whenever a motor vehicle accident results in serious phys-
ical injury or death to a person, and such accident either is discovered
by a police officer, or reported to a police officer  within  five  days
after  such accident occurred, the police shall conduct an investigation
of such accident.
  (A) Such investigation shall be conducted for the purposes of making a
determination of the following: the facts and circumstances of the acci-
dent; the type or types of vehicles involved, including passenger  motor
vehicles,  commercial  motor vehicles, motorcycles, limited use motorcy-
cles, off-highway motorcycles, and/or bicycles; whether pedestrians were
involved; the contributing factor or factors; whether it can  be  deter-
mined  if a violation or violations of this chapter occurred, and if so,
the specific provisions of this chapter which were violated and by whom;
and, the cause of such accident, where such cause can be determined.
  (B) WHEN PRESENT AT THE SCENE  OF  SUCH  ACCIDENT,  THE  INVESTIGATING
OFFICER SHALL ALSO REQUEST THAT ALL OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES INVOLVED
IN  SUCH  ACCIDENT SUBMIT TO A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST AS DEFINED IN SECTION
ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER PROVIDED THERE ARE REASONABLE

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

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