senate Bill S8243

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting a driver to not have a hand on the steering mechanism of a vehicle while a driving automation system is engaged

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2018 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2018 1st report cal.957
Apr 23, 2018 referred to transportation

S8243 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9636
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1226, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S65

S8243 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to permitting a driver to not have a hand on the steering mechanism of a vehicle while a driving automation system is engaged.

S8243 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8243 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8243

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2018
                               ___________

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 permitting a
  driver to not have a hand on the steering mechanism of a vehicle while
  a driving automation system is engaged

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

  Section  1. Section 1226 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
chapter 506 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  § 1226. Control of steering mechanism. No person shall operate a motor
vehicle without having at least one hand or, in the case of a physically
handicapped person, at least one prosthetic device or aid on the  steer-
ing  mechanism at all times when the motor vehicle is in motion UNLESS A
DRIVING AUTOMATION SYSTEM, AS  DEFINED  IN  SAE  J3016  AS  PERIODICALLY
REVISED, IS ENGAGED TO PERFORM STEERING FUNCTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing  the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law and shall apply to
violations committed on and after such date.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14164-01-8

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