assembly Bill A4546

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires police officers to notify family members in person of a relative's death in certain circumstances

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
May 23, 2019 print number 4546a
May 23, 2019 amend and recommit to transportation
Feb 04, 2019 referred to transportation

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A4546 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §603-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A3024

A4546 - Summary

Enacts "Valeria's law"; requires police officers to notify family members in person of a relative's death in certain circumstances.

A4546 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4546

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. COOK, TITUS, ORTIZ, JOYNER, D'URSO, DICKENS --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DenDEKKER, HYNDMAN, SIMON -- read  once
  and referred to the Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
  police officers to notify family members in  person  of  a  relative's
  death in certain circumstances

  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  "Valeria's
law".
  §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
603-c to read as follows:
  § 603-C. ACCIDENTS; POLICE TO NOTIFY IN PERSON. 1. IN EACH MOTOR VEHI-
CLE ACCIDENT OR ANY OTHER EVENT OR  INCIDENT  IN  WHICH  ANY  PERSON  IS
KILLED,  WHO WAS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY LAW, RULES, REGULATIONS, PROCE-
DURES OR SUMMONS, THE POLICE OFFICER, AGENCY OR INDIVIDUAL WHO,  IN  THE
REGULAR  COURSE  OF  DUTY, INVESTIGATES SUCH ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT
SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY IN PERSON, A  MEMBER
OF THE PERSON'S FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD OF THE FATALITY AS SOON AS PRACTICA-
BLE AFTER SUCH ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT.
  2.  SUCH  NOTIFICATION  SHALL INDICATE THAT THE PERSON WAS KILLED, THE
LOCATION OF THE ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT  AND  THE  LOCATION  OF  THE
PERSON'S BODY OR REMAINS.
  §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07433-01-9

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A4546A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §603-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A3024

A4546A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Valeria's law"; requires police officers to notify family members in person of a relative's death in certain circumstances.

A4546A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4546--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  COOK, TITUS, ORTIZ, JOYNER, D'URSO, DICKENS,
  GALEF, JAFFEE, TAYLOR, LAVINE, HUNTER,  ARROYO,  DAVILA,  WILLIAMS  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A. DenDEKKER, EPSTEIN, GRIFFIN, HEVESI,
  HYNDMAN, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transpor-
  tation -- 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 requiring
  police officers to notify family members in  person  of  a  relative's
  death in certain circumstances

  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  "Valeria's
law".
  §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
603-c to read as follows:
  § 603-C. ACCIDENTS; POLICE TO NOTIFY IN PERSON.  EVERY POLICE  OFFICER
TO  WHOM  AN ACCIDENT RESULTING IN DEATH TO A PERSON IN WHICH THE POLICE
OFFICER DOES NOT HAVE REASONABLE CAUSE TO  BELIEVE  THE  DECEASED  WOULD
OTHERWISE  HAVE  BEEN  CHARGED  WITH A VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER FOR THE
CONDUCT WHICH RESULTED IN HIS OR HER DEATH, SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS
TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY IN PERSON A MEMBER OF THE  DECEASED'S  FAMILY  OR
HOUSEHOLD AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER SUCH ACCIDENT IF THE POLICE OFFI-
CER  HAS KNOWLEDGE OF THE PERSON'S DEATH AND HAS KNOWLEDGE THAT A CORON-
ER, OR OTHER OFFICIAL PERFORMING LIKE FUNCTIONS HAS NOT ALREADY NOTIFIED
A FAMILY MEMBER. SUCH PERSONAL NOTIFICATION SHALL INDICATE WITHOUT LIMI-
TATION THE TIME OF THE DECEASED'S DEATH, THE LOCATION OF  THE  ACCIDENT,
AND THE LOCATION OF THE DECEASED'S BODY OR REMAINS.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.  Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
completed on or before such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets