senate Bill S2497

Vetoed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits a child less than ten years of age from being left unattended in a motor vehicle under conditions presenting substantial risk

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Current Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 06, 2019 vetoed memo.176
Nov 26, 2019 delivered to governor
Mar 25, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
Mar 11, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.103
substituted for a1851
Feb 28, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 27, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 12, 2019 1st report cal.150
Jan 25, 2019 referred to transportation

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S2497 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1851
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1210-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6349, A318
2011-2012: S2192, A3960
2013-2014: S306, A410
2015-2016: S241, A1695
2017-2018: S5631, A686

S2497 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits a child less than ten years of age from being left unattended in a motor vehicle under conditions presenting substantial risk.

S2497 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2497 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2497

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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
  a  child  less  than  ten years of age from being left unattended in a
  motor vehicle under conditions presenting substantial risk

  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 1210-a to read as follows:
  § 1210-A. UNATTENDED CHILD IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.  1. NO PARENT, GUARDIAN
OR OTHER PERSON LEGALLY CHARGED WITH THE CARE OR CUSTODY OF A CHILD LESS
THAN TEN YEARS OLD SHALL KNOWINGLY OR RECKLESSLY, UNDER CONDITIONS  THAT
PRESENT A SUBSTANTIAL HEALTH OR SAFETY RISK, LEAVE SUCH CHILD UNATTENDED
INSIDE  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE.  NOTHING  IN  THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEEMED TO
SUPERSEDE THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER APPLICABLE SECTION OF LAW.
  2. A VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE  A  TRAFFIC
INFRACTION  AND  SHALL  BE  PUNISHABLE  BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN FIFTY
DOLLARS UPON CONVICTION OF A  FIRST  VIOLATION;  UPON  CONVICTION  OF  A
SECOND  VIOLATION, BOTH OF WHICH WERE COMMITTED WITHIN A PERIOD OF EIGH-
TEEN MONTHS, SUCH VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS; UPON CONVICTION OF A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION,
ALL OF WHICH WERE COMMITTED WITHIN A PERIOD  OF  EIGHTEEN  MONTHS,  SUCH
VIOLATION  SHALL  BE PUNISHED BY A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED AND
FIFTY DOLLARS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01875-01-9

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