|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to transportation|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S320
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S320 (ACTIVE) - Details
S320 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S320 SPONSOR: ROBACH TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study on the efficacy of motorcycle helmets PURPOSE: Directs the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation to study the effectiveness of motorcycle helmets and make recommendations to the Executive and Legislature. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 and 2 of the bill direct the Department of Transportation to conduct a study to assess the following: 1. The efficacy of different styles and types of DOT-approved motorcycle helmets in preventing injury and death; 2. The adequacy of established state, federal and manufacturer use and
S320 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 320 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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. § 2. The department of transportation shall undertake a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of motorcycle helmets in preventing injuries and fatalities. The scope of this study shall include: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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