senate Bill S1375

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the creation of a yellow alert system to be activated when a hit and run has resulted in death or serious injury

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 14, 2019 referred to transportation

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S1375 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 22-A §§620 - 622, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S3859

S1375 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the creation of a yellow alert system to be activated when a hit and run has resulted in death or serious injury, the investigating law enforcement agency has additional information concerning the suspect's vehicle, and when public dissemination of available information could either help avert further harm or accelerate apprehension of the suspect.

S1375 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1375 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1375

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 creation
  of a yellow alert system to be  activated  when  a  hit  and  run  has
  resulted in death or serious injury

  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
article 22-A to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 22-A
                           YELLOW ALERT SYSTEM

SECTION 620. SHORT TITLE.
        621. DEFINITIONS.
        622. PROCEDURE.
  §  620.  SHORT  TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS
THE "YELLOW ALERT SYSTEM".
  § 621. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:  1. "YELLOW ALERT"  SHALL
MEAN  A  NOTIFICATION  SYSTEM, ACTIVATED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX HUNDRED
TWENTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, DESIGNED TO COORDINATE ALERTS  WITH  RESPECT
TO  A  HIT AND RUN INCIDENT RESULTING IN THE DEATH OR INJURY OF A PERSON
AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION SIX  HUNDRED  TWENTY-TWO  OF
THIS ARTICLE.
  2. "HIT AND RUN" SHALL MEAN WHEN A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE WHO IS INVOLVED
IN  A COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE, PROPERTY OR HUMAN BEING, KNOWINGLY
FAILS TO STOP TO GIVE HIS OR HER NAME, LICENSE NUMBER, AND OTHER  INFOR-
MATION AS REQUIRED BY SECTION SIX HUNDRED OF THIS TITLE.
  §  622.  PROCEDURE.  1. IF A HIT AND RUN INCIDENT IS REPORTED TO A LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, AND THAT AGENCY DETERMINES THAT THE REQUIREMENTS  OF
SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION ARE MET, THE AGENCY MAY REQUEST THE NEW
YORK  STATE  POLICE  TO  ACTIVATE  A YELLOW ALERT. IF THE NEW YORK STATE

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

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