assembly Bill A7828A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 27, 2020 print number 7828a
Feb 27, 2020 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 08, 2020 referred to transportation
May 23, 2019 referred to transportation

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A7828 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5228
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L

A7828 - Summary

Requires instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course to educate prospective licensees on how to safely pass a bicyclist on the road, use of bicycle lanes and the dangers of motorists to bicyclists and pedestrians.

A7828 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7828

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 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  requiring
  instruction  in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers
  pre-licensing course

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 502
of  the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 585
of the laws of 2002, subparagraph (i) of paragraph  (a)  and  paragraphs
(b)  and  (d) as amended by chapter 355 of the laws of 2017, are amended
and a new paragraph (c-4) is added to read as follows:
  (a) (i) Upon submission of an application for a driver's license,  the
applicant  shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit evidence
of passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic,  the
laws  relating to driving while ability is impaired and while intoxicat-
ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", "Work Zone  Safety"
awareness [and], "Motorcycle Safety" awareness AND "PEDESTRIAN AND BICY-
CLIST SAFETY" AWARENESS as defined by the commissioner, the law relating
to  exercising  due  care  to  avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or
standing authorized emergency vehicle  or  hazard  vehicle  pursuant  to
section eleven hundred forty-four-a of this chapter, the ability to read
and  comprehend  traffic signs and symbols and such other matters as the
commissioner may prescribe, and  to  satisfactorily  complete  a  course
prescribed  by the commissioner of not less than four hours and not more
than five hours, consisting of classroom  driver  training  and  highway
safety instruction or the equivalent thereof. Such test shall include at
least  seven  written questions concerning the effects of consumption of
alcohol or drugs on the ability of a person to operate a  motor  vehicle
and  the  legal  and financial consequences resulting from violations of
section eleven hundred ninety-two of this chapter, prohibiting the oper-

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

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Multi-Sponsors

A7828A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5228
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L

A7828A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires instruction in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers pre-licensing course to educate prospective licensees on how to safely pass a bicyclist on the road, use of bicycle lanes and the dangers of motorists to bicyclists and pedestrians.

A7828A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7828--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ, D'URSO, CRUZ, COLTON, JEAN-PIERRE, SAYEGH,
  FRONTUS,  JAFFEE,  GOTTFRIED,  SIMON,  DenDEKKER,  SMULLEN, DeSTEFANO,
  MANKTELOW, LAWRENCE, McDONOUGH, B. MILLER, PICHARDO -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Transportation  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Transportation in
  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
  instruction  in pedestrian and bicyclist safety as part of the drivers
  pre-licensing course

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 502
of  the vehicle and traffic law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 585
of the laws of 2002, subparagraph (i) of paragraph  (a)  and  paragraphs
(b)  and  (d) as amended by chapter 513 of the laws of 2019, are amended
and a new paragraph (c-5) is added to read as follows:
  (a) (i) Upon submission of an application for a driver's license,  the
applicant  shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit evidence
of passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic,  the
laws  relating to driving while ability is impaired and while intoxicat-
ed, under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", "Work Zone  Safety"
awareness [and], "Motorcycle Safety" awareness AND "PEDESTRIAN AND BICY-
CLIST  SAFETY"  AWARENESS  as  defined  by the commissioner, "School Bus
Safety" awareness, the law relating to  exercising  due  care  to  avoid
colliding  with a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehi-
cle or hazard vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a of
this chapter, the ability to  read  and  comprehend  traffic  signs  and
symbols and such other matters as the commissioner may prescribe, and to
satisfactorily  complete  a course prescribed by the commissioner of not

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