Assembly Bill A6854

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring weather radios in all new motor vehicles sold within the state with a model year of 2022 or later

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2019-A6854 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

2019-A6854 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires weather radios in all new motor vehicles sold within the state with a model year of 2022 or later; no car dealership shall increase the cost of a vehicle due to the system including such radio.

2019-A6854 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6854
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 21, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. WILLIAMS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee 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 2022 or later
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Article 9 of 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-ONE OR EARLI-
 ER, 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  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, 2021.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07062-01-9
              

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