senate Bill S5694

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the use of head-mounted portable electronic devices while driving

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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
May 13, 2019 referred to transportation

S5694 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3083
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1225-d, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8496
2015-2016: A4879
2017-2018: A2509
2021-2022: S1136

S5694 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of head-mounted portable electronic devices while driving.

S5694 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5694 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5694

                       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  prohibiting
  the use of head-mounted 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. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 and  subdivision  4
of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law, paragraphs (a) and (b)
of subdivision 2 as amended by section 8 and subdivision 4 as amended by
section  10  of part C of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, are amended to
read as follows:
  (a) "Portable electronic device" shall mean  any  hand-held  OR  HEAD-
MOUNTED  mobile  telephone,  as  defined  by  subdivision one of section
twelve hundred twenty-five-c of this article, personal digital assistant
(PDA), handheld device with mobile data access, laptop computer,  pager,
broadband personal communication device, two-way messaging device, elec-
tronic  game,  [or]  portable  computing device, or any other electronic
device when used to input, write, send, receive, or read text for  pres-
ent or future communication.
  (b) "Using" shall mean holding OR WEARING a portable electronic device
while viewing, taking or transmitting images, playing games, or, for the
purpose  of  present  or  future  communication: performing a command or
request to access a world wide web page,  composing,  sending,  reading,
viewing, accessing, browsing, transmitting, saving or retrieving e-mail,
text messages, instant messages, or other electronic data.
  4.  A  person  who  holds  OR  WEARS a portable electronic device in a
conspicuous manner while operating a motor vehicle or while operating  a
commercial motor vehicle on a public highway including while temporarily
stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momen-
tary  delays  but  not  including  when such commercial motor vehicle is
stopped at the side of, or off, a public highway  in  a  location  where

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

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