senate Bill S7623

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to seatbelts in a taxi or a livery

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Current Bill Status Via A9646 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.322
substituted for s7623
Feb 10, 2020 substituted by a9646
Feb 03, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.322
Jan 31, 2020 referred to rules

S7623 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9646
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1229-c & 375, V & T L (as proposed in S.7134 & A.8990)

S7623 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a police officer shall only issue a summons for a violation of failure to wear a seatbelt in a taxi or a livery for minors eight years of age or older but under age sixteen to the parent or guardian, if the violation by such person occurs in the presence of such person's parent or guardian and where such parent or guardian is eighteen years of age or more; relates to safety postings in a taxi or a livery; amends the posting to say "Seatbelts must be available for your use. You must buckle up, it's the law."; further provides that such notices posted within taxis and liveries subject to registration and licensing by cities having a population of one million or more shall also be provided in the top two designated citywide languages (view more) makes related provisions.

S7623 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7623 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7623

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 seatbelts in
  a taxi or livery

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph (c) of subdivision 3-c of section 1229-c of the
vehicle and traffic law, as added by a chapter  of  the  laws  of  2020,
amending  the  vehicle  and traffic law relating to safety belt require-
ments for taxis and livery vehicles, as proposed  in  legislative  bills
numbers S.  7134 and A. 8990, is amended to read as follows:
  (c)  No  person  [shall operate a taxi or livery unless all passengers
who are age] eight YEARS OF AGE or older but  under  age  sixteen  [are]
SHALL  BE  A  PASSENGER  IN  A  TAXI  OR  LIVERY  UNLESS  SUCH PERSON IS
restrained by a safety belt approved by  the  commissioner.    A  POLICE
OFFICER  SHALL ONLY ISSUE A SUMMONS FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS PARAGRAPH TO
THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF SUCH PERSON IF THE VIOLATION  BY  SUCH  PERSON
OCCURS  IN  THE  PRESENCE  OF SUCH PERSON'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND WHERE
SUCH PARENT OR GUARDIAN IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR MORE.  SUCH  SUMMONS
SHALL  ONLY BE ISSUED TO SUCH PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND SHALL NOT BE ISSUED
TO THE PERSON EIGHT YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER BUT UNDER AGE SIXTEEN.
  § 2. Subdivision 5 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and  traffic  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  340 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. Any person  who  violates  the  provisions  of  subdivision  three,
three-c or ten-a of this section shall be punished by a civil fine of up
to  fifty dollars. Any person who violates the provisions of subdivision
one, two, eleven or thirteen of this section  shall  be  punished  by  a
civil  fine  of  not  less  than  twenty-five  nor more than one hundred
dollars. In any prosecution or proceeding alleging a violation of  para-
graph (b) of subdivision one or paragraph (c) of subdivision two of this
section,  it  shall be an affirmative defense that the passenger subject
to the requirements of such paragraphs was restrained by a  safety  belt
and  measures  more  than  four feet nine inches in height and/or weighs

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

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