senate Bill S478B

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs the department of transportation of the city of New York to study and report on its efforts to educate pedestrians and drivers on the dangers of pedestrians being distracted by use of a mobile device

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Current Bill Status -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 13, 2017 signed chap.306
Sep 01, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.556
substituted for a7984
Jun 07, 2017 referred to cities
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 15, 2017 amended on third reading (t) 478b
Mar 13, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 08, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2017 1st report cal.390
Feb 22, 2017 print number 478a
amend and recommit to cities
Jan 04, 2017 referred to cities

S478 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7984
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §19-197, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6266

S478 - Summary

Directs the department of transportation of the city of New York to study and report on its efforts to educate pedestrians and drivers on the dangers of pedestrians being distracted by use of a mobile device.

S478 - Sponsor Memo

S478 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   478

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  requiring  an educational awareness campaign relative to
  the dangers of acting as a pedestrian  while  distracted  by  using  a
  mobile device

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

  Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
by adding a new section 19-196 to read as follows:
  S  19-196  PEDESTRIAN  WHILE  DISTRACTED  BY  TEXTING  PROGRAM. 1. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP  AN  AWARENESS  CAMPAIGN  THAT  WILL  EDUCATE
PEDESTRIANS OF THE DANGERS OF ACTING AS A PEDESTRIAN WHILE DISTRACTED BY
TEXTING,  OR  OTHER USE OF A MOBILE DEVICE.  THE CAMPAIGN SHALL FOCUS ON
EDUCATING PEDESTRIANS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF "USING A MOBILE DEVICE" WHILE
CROSSING AN INTERSECTION AND/OR "USING A MOBILE DEVICE" WHILE BEING NEAR
OR IN A STREET.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP THE CAMPAIGN AND SHALL HAVE  LEAVE  TO
DECIDE HOW BEST TO CARRY OUT THE CAMPAIGN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00144-01-7

S478A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7984
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §19-197, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6266

S478A - Summary

Directs the department of transportation of the city of New York to study and report on its efforts to educate pedestrians and drivers on the dangers of pedestrians being distracted by use of a mobile device.

S478A - Sponsor Memo

S478A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 478--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to requiring an educational awareness  campaign  relative  to
  the  dangers  of  acting  as  a pedestrian while distracted by using a
  mobile device

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

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 19-196 to read as follows:
  S 19-196 PEDESTRIAN  WHILE  DISTRACTED  BY  TEXTING  PROGRAM.  1.  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP  A  CITYWIDE  AWARENESS  CAMPAIGN THAT WILL
EDUCATE PEDESTRIANS OF THE DANGERS  OF  ACTING  AS  A  PEDESTRIAN  WHILE
DISTRACTED  BY  TEXTING, OR OTHER USES OF A MOBILE DEVICE.  THE CAMPAIGN
SHALL INCLUDE COMMUNICATIONS THAT EDUCATE PEDESTRIANS ABOUT THE  DANGERS
OF  USING  A  MOBILE  DEVICE  WHILE  TRAVERSING AN INTERSECTION, AND THE
DANGERS OF USING A MOBILE DEVICE WHILE BEING NEAR OR IN A STREET.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO  PROMULGATE  ANY  RULES  AND  REGU-
LATIONS  THAT ARE NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH THE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN REQUIRED
BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  3. THE DEPARTMENT IS FURTHER AUTHORIZED TO DETERMINE THE  MOST  APPRO-
PRIATE  METHOD  TO  CONDUCT  THE  AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, WHICH SHALL NOT BE
LIMITED TO THE USE OF A CERTAIN FORM OF COMMUNICATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00144-02-7

S478B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7984
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §19-197, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6266

S478B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of transportation of the city of New York to study and report on its efforts to educate pedestrians and drivers on the dangers of pedestrians being distracted by use of a mobile device.

S478B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S478B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 478--B
    Cal. No. 390

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Cities  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered
  to first and second report, ordered to a third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to directing the department of transportation of the city  of
  New  York  to  study  and report on its current and planned efforts to
  educate pedestrians and drivers relating  to  being  distracted  while
  using a mobile device; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
  upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
by adding a new section 19-197 to read as follows:
  S  19-197  DEPARTMENT REPORT ON DISTRACTED PEDESTRIANS. THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL STUDY AND PRODUCE A  REPORT  REGARDING  ITS  CURRENT  AND  PLANNED
EFFORTS TO EDUCATE PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS OF:
  1.  THE DANGERS INHERENT IN ACTING AS A PEDESTRIAN WHILE DISTRACTED BY
TEXTING, OR OTHER USES OF A MOBILE DEVICE; AND
  2. THE NECESSITY OF OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO  EXERCISE  CARE  IN
WATCHING FOR PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE DISTRACTED BY TEXTING, OR OTHER USES OF
A  MOBILE  DEVICE,  REGARDLESS  OF  WHETHER  A PEDESTRIAN IS UTILIZING A
DEFINED STREET CROSSING.
  SUCH STUDY AND REPORT SHALL DETAIL THE DEPARTMENT'S COMMUNICATIONS, ON
A CITYWIDE BASIS, THAT EDUCATE PEDESTRIANS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF USING  A
MOBILE DEVICE WHILE TRAVERSING AN INTERSECTION, AND THE DANGERS OF USING
A  MOBILE  DEVICE  WHILE  BEING NEAR OR IN A STREET AND SHALL PROVIDE AN
ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH COMMUNICATIONS. THE  REPORT  SHALL

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

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