senate Bill S5749

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of safety belts in taxicabs and liveries

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Current Bill Status Via A1258 - Signed by Governor


  • 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
Oct 23, 2017 signed chap.340
Oct 11, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.2133
substituted for s5749
Jun 21, 2017 substituted by a1258
ordered to third reading cal.2133
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 27, 2017 referred to transportation

S5749 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1258
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1229-c, V & T L

S5749 - Summary

Prohibits a person from operating a taxi or livery unless restrained by a safety belt; further requires that no person sixteen years of age or over shall be a passenger in the front seat of a taxi or livery unless restrained by a safety belt; requires the commissioner to approve such safety belts.

S5749 - Sponsor Memo

S5749 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5749

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 the  use  of
  safety belts in taxicabs and liveries

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 5 and 9 of section 1229-c of the  vehicle  and
traffic law, subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 448 of the laws of 2015
and  subdivision  9  as  amended by chapter 390 of the laws of 1996, are
amended to read as follows:
  5. Any person  who  violates  the  provisions  of  subdivision  three,
THREE-C or ten-a of this section shall be punished by a civil fine of up
to  fifty dollars. Any person who violates the provisions of subdivision
one, two, eleven or thirteen of this section  shall  be  punished  by  a
civil  fine  of  not  less  than  twenty-five  nor more than one hundred
dollars. In any prosecution or proceeding alleging a violation of  para-
graph (b) of subdivision one or paragraph (c) of subdivision two of this
section,  it  shall be an affirmative defense that the passenger subject
to the requirements of such paragraphs was restrained by a  safety  belt
and  measures  more  than  four feet nine inches in height and/or weighs
more than one hundred pounds. IN ANY PROSECUTION OR PROCEEDING  ALLEGING
A  VIOLATION OF PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION THREE-C OF THIS SECTION, IT
SHALL BE AN  AFFIRMATIVE  DEFENSE  THAT  SUCH  TAXI  OR  LIVERY  WAS  IN
VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION FOUR-B OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE OF
THIS CHAPTER.
  9. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision four OF THIS SECTION,
THE PROVISIONS OF this section shall not apply to [taxis, liveries, and]
buses  other  than  school buses AND THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISIONS ONE,
TWO, THREE AND THREE-A OF THIS SECTION SHALL  NOT  APPLY  TO  TAXIS  AND
LIVERIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04425-01-7

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