assembly Bill A214

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizing the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the efficacy of motorcycle helmets

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
Jan 09, 2019 referred to transportation

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A214 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S320
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Transportation
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10452
2017-2018: A43, S7549

A214 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the efficacy of motorcycle helmets.

A214 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   214

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. CAHILL, LUPARDO, M. G. MILLER, D'URSO, ENGLE-
  BRIGHT, CROUCH, McDONOUGH, COOK, SEAWRIGHT, WILLIAMS,  PEOPLES-STOKES,
  HUNTER  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FITZPATRICK, SIMON, TAGUE --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT authorizing the  commissioner  of  transportation  to  conduct  a
  comprehensive study on the efficacy of motorcycle helmets

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature  recognizes  that  head
injuries  are  the  leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes nation-
wide, but also may be prevented in many cases with  the  use  of  proper
protective  headgear. As such, it is vitally important that all motorcy-
clists and passengers wear federal department  of  transportation  (DOT)
approved  helmets  as required by section 381 of the vehicle and traffic
law to prevent injuries and fatalities.  Moreover, it is imperative that
a motorcyclist utilize a DOT-approved helmet that is the  correct  style
for the type of riding that they are engaged in and that is an appropri-
ate  size and fit for their head shape and face structure so that it can
function properly in the event of a crash.
  To date, there has not been a comprehensive  study  conducted  in  New
York  state  to examine the efficacy of the variety of styles of DOT-ap-
proved motorcycle helmets or the guidelines and  safety  protocols  that
inform  the  rider  of  how  to properly fit and use this equipment. The
legislature therefore supports the commissioning  of  such  a  study  in
order  to  assess  the effectiveness of motorcycle helmets in preventing
fatality and injury, the functionality of a helmet when improperly  worn
and the protocols in place to inform the consumer of how to properly fit
and wear this equipment.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00071-01-9