senate Bill S1439

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind; not less than three feet distance

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 14, 2019 referred to transportation


S1439 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1122-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6649, A9189
2017-2018: S1995, A2845
2021-2022: A547

S1439 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the operator of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind; not less than three feet distance.

S1439 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1439 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, CARLUCCI, FUNKE -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to operators of
  a vehicle overtaking a bicycle from behind


  Section 1. Section 1122-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added  by
chapter 413 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  § 1122-a. Overtaking a bicycle.  The operator of a vehicle overtaking,
from  behind,  a  bicycle proceeding on the same side of a roadway shall
pass to the left of such bicycle at a [safe] distance OF NOT  LESS  THAN
THREE FEET until safely clear thereof.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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


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