senate Bill S5693

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing that a motor vehicle will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control devices and stop signs for purposes of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
May 13, 2019 referred to transportation

S5693 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3568
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1225-c & 1225-d, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3718, A9156
2015-2016: S731, A4832
2017-2018: S1261, A2649
2021-2022: S1107

S5693 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a motor vehicle will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control devices, stop signs and certain other situations for purposes of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices violations.

S5693 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5693 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5693

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIU  --  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  use  of
  mobile phones and portable electronic devices while driving

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and  traffic
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
  (J) "WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS IN MOTION" SHALL MEAN:
  (I) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS MOVING;
  (II)  ANY  TIME  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE IS STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT, STOP
SIGN, RAILROAD CROSSING OR ANY OTHER TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE REQUIRING  A
MOTOR VEHICLE TO STOP; OR
  (III)  ANY  TIME  A  MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED BECAUSE OF HEAVY TRAFFIC
CONGESTION OF A TRAFFIC JAM.
  § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E) "WHILE SUCH VEHICLE IS IN MOTION" SHALL MEAN:
  (I) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS MOVING;
  (II) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED  AT  A  TRAFFIC  LIGHT,  STOP
SIGN,  RAILROAD CROSSING OR ANY OTHER TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE REQUIRING A
MOTOR VEHICLE TO STOP; OR
  (III) ANY TIME A MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOPPED  BECAUSE  OF  HEAVY  TRAFFIC
CONGESTION OF A TRAFFIC JAM.
  §  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07076-01-9

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