senate Bill S8369

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring weather radios in all new motor vehicles sold within the state with a model year of 2021 or later

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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May 03, 2018 referred to transportation

S8369 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10152
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §384, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S1706, A6854
2021-2022: S3002

S8369 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires weather radios in all new motor vehicles sold within the state with a model year of 2021 or later.

S8369 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8369 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8369

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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
  weather radios in motor vehicles sold within the state  with  a  model
  year of 2021 or later

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 384 to read as follows:
  § 384. WEATHER RADIO. 1. WEATHER RADIO REQUIRED. NO NEW MOTOR VEHICLE,
EXCEPT  A  VEHICLE  WITH A MODEL YEAR OF TWO THOUSAND TWENTY OR EARLIER,
SHALL BE SOLD IN THIS STATE UNLESS  SUCH  VEHICLE  IS  EQUIPPED  WITH  A
WEATHER RADIO, INSTALLED AS PART OF THE VEHICLE'S AUDIO SYSTEM, APPROVED
BY AND CONFORMING TO STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2.  WEATHER RADIO FEATURE. A WEATHER RADIO SHALL BE CAPABLE OF RECEIV-
ING THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION'S DAILY  WEATHER
REPORTS AND EMERGENCY BROADCASTS.
  3.  COSTS OF WEATHER RADIOS. NO CAR DEALERSHIP SHALL INCREASE THE COST
OF A VEHICLE DUE TO THE VEHICLE'S  AUDIO  SYSTEM  CONTAINING  A  WEATHER
RADIO.
  4.  REGULATIONS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH BY REGULATION STAND-
ARDS FOR WEATHER RADIOS, AND THE INSTALLATION OF WEATHER RADIOS IN MOTOR
VEHICLES. THE COMMISSIONER MAY PRESCRIBE THE METHOD OF SECURING APPROVAL
OF WEATHER RADIOS.
  § 2. The commissioner of motor vehicles is authorized and directed  to
promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of
section one of this act on or before the one hundred twentieth day after
the effective date of this section.
  §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
section one of this act shall take effect January 1, 2020.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15033-03-8

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