senate Bill S4715

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts Seth's law relating to increasing penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Mar 21, 2019 referred to transportation

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S4715 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3252
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §600, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3570, A6872
2011-2012: S2918, A3350
2013-2014: S2503, A1533
2015-2016: S1108, A1879
2017-2018: S882, A3230

S4715 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts Seth's law relating to increasing penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.

S4715 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4715 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4715

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ANTONACCI -- 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 increasing
  penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Seth's law".
  §  2.  Paragraph  c of subdivision 2 of section 600 of the vehicle and
traffic law, as amended by section 4 of part AAA of chapter  59  of  the
laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  c.  A  violation  of the provisions of paragraph a of this subdivision
resulting solely from the failure of an operator to exhibit his  or  her
license  and  insurance  identification card for the vehicle or exchange
the information required in such paragraph shall constitute  a  class  B
misdemeanor  punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty nor
more than five hundred  dollars  in  addition  to  any  other  penalties
provided  by law. Any subsequent such violation shall constitute a class
A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less  than  five  hundred  nor
more  than  one  thousand  dollars  in  addition  to any other penalties
provided by law. Any violation of the provisions of paragraph a of  this
subdivision,  other  than for the mere failure of an operator to exhibit
his or her license and insurance identification card for such vehicle or
exchange the information required in such paragraph, shall constitute  a
class  [A  misdemeanor]  E FELONY, punishable by a fine of not less than
[five hundred] ONE THOUSAND dollars nor  more  than  one  thousand  FIVE
HUNDRED  dollars in addition to any other penalties provided by law. Any
such violation committed by a person after such  person  has  previously
been  convicted of such a violation shall constitute a class [E] D felo-
ny, punishable by a fine of not less than one thousand FIVE HUNDRED  nor
more than [two] THREE thousand [five hundred] dollars in addition to any
other  penalties  provided  by law.   Any violation of the provisions of

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

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