senate Bill S7351A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the removal of all police markings prior to decommissioning

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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
Dec 28, 2018 signed chap.486
Dec 18, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.469
substituted for a9012a
Jun 13, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1764
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 05, 2018 print number 7351a
Jun 05, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 09, 2018 referred to transportation

S7351 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9012
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L

S7351 - Summary

Relates to the removal of all police markings and affixed lights from a vehicle prior to decommissioning and auction.

S7351 - Sponsor Memo

S7351 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7351

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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  removal
  of  all  police  markings,  patterns and affixed lights from a vehicle
  prior to decommissioning and auction

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

  Section  1.  Section  375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 52 to read as follows:
  52. (A) ANY POLICE VEHICLE PURCHASED BY THE STATE, A PUBLIC AUTHORITY,
OR ANY MUNICIPALITY MUST HAVE ALL POLICE MARKINGS, PATTERNS AND  AFFIXED
LIGHTS REMOVED PRIOR TO THE DECOMMISSIONING AND AUCTION OF SUCH VEHICLE.
  (B) THE SUPERINTENDENT OR CHIEF OF POLICE, OR OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE SUPERVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF A FLEET OF POLICE VEHICLES, SHALL
CAUSE  ANY  POLICE  VEHICLE  THAT  IS SCHEDULED TO BE DECOMMISSIONED AND
AUCTIONED TO HAVE ALL  POLICE  MARKINGS,  PATTERNS  AND  AFFIXED  LIGHTS
REMOVED.
  (C)  THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES,  SHALL  PROMULGATE
RULES AND REGULATIONS DETERMINING THE SPECIFICATIONS THAT MUST BE MET TO
CONSIDER ANY VEHICLE READY FOR DECOMMISSIONING AND AUCTION.
  §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date  is  authorized
and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13654-01-7

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S7351A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9012
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L

S7351A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the removal of all police markings and affixed lights from a vehicle prior to decommissioning and auction.

S7351A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7351A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7351--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 the  removal
  of  all  distinctive markings and affixed lights from a police vehicle
  prior to decommissioning and sale

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 21-a of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic
law, as amended by chapter 112 of the laws of 1996, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  21-a.  In  any  case  where  a New York state police or New York city,
Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse or Yonkers police department  vehi-
cle  is  painted  a  distinctive  color  which would designate it in the
public's view as such a state or city police vehicle, the  purchaser  of
such  vehicle  shall cause the color of its paint to be altered [and any
designated markings to be removed] within fifteen days of registration.
  § 2. Section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 52 to read as follows:
  52. NO POLICE VEHICLE OWNED BY THE STATE, A PUBLIC AUTHORITY, A  COUN-
TY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE SHALL BE SOLD UNLESS, PRIOR TO SUCH SALE, SUCH
VEHICLE  IS  DECOMMISSIONED  AND  ANY  DISTINCTIVE  MARKINGS AND AFFIXED
LIGHTS WHICH WOULD DESIGNATE IT IN THE PUBLIC'S VIEW AS  SUCH  A  POLICE
VEHICLE  HAVE BEEN REMOVED. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL
JUSTICE SERVICES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER,  SHALL  PROMUL-
GATE  RULES AND REGULATIONS DETERMINING THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR DECOMMIS-
SIONING POLICE VEHICLES AND FOR THE REMOVAL OF SUCH DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS
AND AFFIXED LIGHTS PRIOR TO SALE.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law and shall apply to all police  vehicles  sold
on  and  after such date. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment
and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made
and completed on or before such effective date.

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