senate Bill S1701

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires automobiles sold in this state with model year 2025 and thereafter to be equipped with a blind spot monitoring device

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 15, 2019 referred to transportation

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S1701 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3202
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §379, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6955
2011-2012: A1605
2013-2014: A5195
2015-2016: A8428
2017-2018: S8383, A3864

S1701 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires automobiles sold in this state with model year 2025 and thereafter to be equipped with a blind spot monitoring device.

S1701 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1701 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1701

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

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
  all new motor vehicles sold in this state to be equipped with a  blind
  spot monitoring device

  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 379 to read as follows:
  §  379. BLIND SPOT MONITORING DEVICE. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A. "BLIND SPOT MONITORING DEVICE"  SHALL  MEAN  A  SYSTEM  OF  DIGITAL
CAMERAS  OR  OTHER  MEDIA RECORDING DEVICES FITTED WITHIN THE BODY OR ON
THE EXTERIOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH IS CAPABLE OF MONITORING ALL BLIND
SPOTS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE AND WHICH GENERATES  A  WARNING
TO  THE OPERATOR OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE, BY MEANS OF A LIGHT, A BUZZER OR
BOTH, WHEN ANY OBJECT IS DETECTED IN SUCH BLIND SPOT; AND
  B. "BLIND SPOT" SHALL MEAN AN AREA OF THE ROAD THAT CANNOT BE SEEN  BY
THE  OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LOOKING FORWARD OR THROUGH EITHER
THE REAR-VIEW OR SIDE MIRRORS.
  2. COMMENCING WITH MODEL YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE AND EVERY MODEL
YEAR THEREAFTER, EVERY AUTOMOBILE SOLD IN THIS STATE SHALL  BE  EQUIPPED
WITH  A BLIND SPOT MONITORING DEVICE. THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY AUTHOR-
IZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR  THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07058-01-9

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