senate Bill S6523

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring a child under the age of two in certain circumstances to be secured in a rear-facing child restraint system

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  • 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.393
Oct 11, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.419
substituted for a8100
Jun 13, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1516
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 31, 2017 referred to transportation

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S6523 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8100
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1229-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9594

S6523 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring a child under the age of two in certain circumstances to be secured in a rear-facing child restraint system.

S6523 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6523 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6523

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 requiring  a
  child under the age of two in certain circumstances to be secured in a
  rear-facing child restraint system

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and  traffic
law,  as  amended  by  chapter  18 of the laws of 2005, paragraph (b) as
amended by chapter 405 of the laws  of  2009,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.   No person shall operate a motor vehicle in this state unless: (a)
all back seat passengers of such vehicle  under  the  age  of  four  are
restrained  in  a  specially designed seat which meets the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards set forth in 49 C.F.R.  571.213  and  which  is
either  permanently  affixed  or  is affixed to such vehicle by a safety
belt[, or] AND WHICH SHALL BE REAR-FACING WHENEVER THE  PASSENGER  BEING
RESTRAINED IN SUCH SEAT IS UNDER THE AGE OF TWO EXCEPT THAT IN THE EVENT
THAT THE WEIGHT OR HEIGHT OF SUCH PASSENGER UNDER THE AGE OF TWO EXCEEDS
THE OCCUPANT SIZE AND WEIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MANUFACTURER OF SUCH
REAR-FACING  SEAT,  SUCH  SEAT MAY BE FORWARD-FACING; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT in the event that the weight of such passenger  under  the  age  of
four  exceeds  forty  pounds, such passenger may be restrained (i) in an
appropriate child restraint system as defined  in  subdivision  four  of
this section used with combination lap safety and shoulder harness belts
or  (ii)  by a lap safety belt in the event such vehicle is not equipped
with combination lap safety and shoulder harness belts or all the combi-
nation lap safety and shoulder harness belts are being used to  properly
restrain other passengers who are under the age of sixteen; (b) all back
seat  passengers of such vehicle who are age four or older but under age
eight (i) are restrained in an appropriate  child  restraint  system  as

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

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