senate Bill S7738

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Increases the penalty for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Feb 14, 2018 referred to transportation

S7738 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3921
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §600, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4188
2015-2016: S2136, A7785
2019-2020: S1575, A8877
2021-2022: S2264, A6812

S7738 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the penalty for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.

S7738 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7738 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7738

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 leaving  the
  scene of an incident without reporting

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

  Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 600 of the  vehicle
and  traffic  law,  as amended by section 4 of part AAA of chapter 59 of
the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  c. A violation of the provisions of paragraph a  of  this  subdivision
resulting  solely  from the failure of an operator to exhibit his or her
license and insurance identification card for the  vehicle  or  exchange
the  information  required  in such paragraph shall constitute a class B
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty  nor
more  than  five  hundred  dollars  in  addition  to any other penalties
provided by law. Any subsequent such violation shall constitute a  class
A  misdemeanor  punishable  by  a fine of not less than five hundred nor
more than one thousand  dollars  in  addition  to  any  other  penalties
provided  by law. Any violation of the provisions of paragraph a of this
subdivision, other than for the mere failure of an operator  to  exhibit
his or her license and insurance identification card for such vehicle or
exchange  the information required in such paragraph, shall constitute a
class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than five  hundred
dollars  nor  more  than  one  thousand dollars in addition to any other
penalties provided by law. Any such  violation  committed  by  a  person
after  such  person  has  previously  been convicted of such a violation
shall constitute a class E felony, punishable by a fine of not less than
one thousand nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars in addition
to any other penalties provided by law. Any violation of the  provisions
of  paragraph  a of this subdivision, other than for the mere failure of
an operator to exhibit his or her license and  insurance  identification
card for such vehicle or exchange the information required in such para-
graph,  where  the personal injury involved (i) results in serious phys-
ical injury, as defined in section 10.00 of the penal law, shall consti-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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