senate Bill S6642

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the required equipment of certain motor vehicles

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 02, 2019 referred to rules

S6642 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8537
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L

S6642 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain motor vehicles to be equipped with a functioning rear seat detection system that can detect the presence of an occupant in a rear designated seating position after the vehicle engine or motor is deactivated and provide a warning.

S6642 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6642 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6642

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the required
  equipment of certain motor vehicles

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  10 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic
law is amended by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows:
  G. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE ON ANY PUBLIC HIGHWAY IN THIS STATE
A MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THIS STATE WITH A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT  OF
TEN THOUSAND POUNDS OR LESS, MANUFACTURED OR ASSEMBLED AFTER JULY FIRST,
TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE  UNLESS  SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH A
FUNCTIONING REAR SEAT DETECTION SYSTEM THAT CAN DETECT THE  PRESENCE  OF
AN  OCCUPANT  IN  A  REAR  DESIGNATED SEATING POSITION AFTER THE VEHICLE
ENGINE OR MOTOR IS DEACTIVATED AND PROVIDE A WARNING. FOR  THE  PURPOSES
OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH,  "MOTOR  VEHICLE" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A MOTORCYCLE, A
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE TRANSPORTATION
LAW, OR COMBINATION OF A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER.
  § 2. This act shall be deemed repealed if any federal  agency  or  any
court  of  competent jurisdiction finally determines that this act would
render New York state out of compliance with federal law or regulation.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided  that  the  commissioner  of  motor
vehicles  shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the
occurrence of the provisions of section two of this act  in  order  that
the  commission  may maintain an accurate and timely effective data base
of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance
of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law  and
section  70-b  of  the  public  officers law. Effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
for  the implementation 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

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