assembly Bill A1516A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting a pedestrian from using a portable electronic device while crossing a roadway

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Dec 30, 2019 print number 1516a
Dec 30, 2019 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 15, 2019 referred to transportation

A1516 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5746
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1158, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10315

A1516 - Summary

Prohibits a pedestrian from using a portable electronic device while crossing a roadway.

A1516 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1516

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  prohibiting
  a  pedestrian from using a portable electronic device while crossing a
  roadway

  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 1158 to read as follows:
  § 1158. USE OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES.  (A) NO  PEDESTRIAN  SHALL
CROSS A ROADWAY AT ANY POINT WHILE USING ANY PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE.
  (B)  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION: 1. "PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE"
SHALL MEAN ANY HANDHELD MOBILE TELEPHONE, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION  ONE
OF  SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-C OF THIS TITLE, PERSONAL DIGITAL
ASSISTANT (PDA), HANDHELD DEVICE WITH MOBILE DATA ACCESS, LAPTOP COMPUT-
ER, PAGER, BROADBAND PERSONAL COMMUNICATION  DEVICE,  TWO-WAY  MESSAGING
DEVICE,  ELECTRONIC  GAME,  OR  PORTABLE  COMPUTING DEVICE, OR ANY OTHER
ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHEN USED TO INPUT, WRITE, SEND, RECEIVE, OR READ TEXT
FOR PRESENT OR FUTURE COMMUNICATION.
  2. "USING" SHALL MEAN HOLDING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHILE VIEW-
ING, 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.
  (C) SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO: 1. THE USE  OF
A  PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF COMMUNICATING WITH
ANY OF THE FOLLOWING REGARDING  AN  EMERGENCY  SITUATION:  AN  EMERGENCY
RESPONSE OPERATOR; A HOSPITAL; A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE OR HEALTH CLINIC; AN
AMBULANCE COMPANY OR CORPS; A FIRE DEPARTMENT, DISTRICT OR COMPANY; OR A
POLICE DEPARTMENT; AND

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

A1516A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5746
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1158, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10315

A1516A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits a pedestrian from using a portable electronic device while crossing a roadway.

A1516A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1516--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Transportation  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting
  a pedestrian from using a portable electronic device while crossing  a
  roadway

  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 1158 to read as follows:
  §  1158.  USE OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES.  (A) NO PEDESTRIAN SHALL
CROSS A ROADWAY AT ANY POINT WHILE USING ANY PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE.
  (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION:  1.  "PORTABLE  ELECTRONIC  DEVICE"
SHALL  MEAN ANY HANDHELD MOBILE TELEPHONE, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE
OF SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-C OF THIS TITLE, PERSONAL  DIGITAL
ASSISTANT (PDA), HANDHELD DEVICE WITH MOBILE DATA ACCESS, LAPTOP COMPUT-
ER,  PAGER,  BROADBAND  PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE, TWO-WAY MESSAGING
DEVICE, ELECTRONIC GAME, OR PORTABLE  COMPUTING  DEVICE,  OR  ANY  OTHER
ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHEN USED TO INPUT, WRITE, SEND, RECEIVE, OR READ TEXT
FOR PRESENT OR FUTURE COMMUNICATION.
  2. "USING" SHALL MEAN HOLDING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WHILE VIEW-
ING,  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.
  (C)  SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO: 1. THE USE OF
A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF COMMUNICATING  WITH
ANY  OF  THE  FOLLOWING  REGARDING  AN EMERGENCY SITUATION: AN EMERGENCY
RESPONSE OPERATOR; A HOSPITAL; A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE OR HEALTH CLINIC; AN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05834-03-9