senate Bill S9009

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to certain vehicle equipment violations and fines

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 25, 2020 referred to rules


S9009 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §375, V & T L; add §837-w, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S784, A471

S9009 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the maximum fine for certain equipment violations; amends the threshold for violations relating to mufflers and exhaust systems; requires police vehicles to be equipped with decibel readers.

S9009 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9009 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                            September 25, 2020
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 certain
   equipment violations and fines; and to amend  the  executive  law,  in
   relation  to  requiring  police vehicles to be equipped with a decibel

   Section  1.  Subdivisions  31 and 32 of section 375 of the vehicle and
 traffic law, subdivision 31 as amended by chapter 337  of  the  laws  of
 1971,  and  subdivision 32 as amended by section 14 of part C of chapter
 62 of the laws of 2003, are amended to read as follows:
   31. Mufflers and exhaust systems. Prevention  of  noise.  Every  motor
 vehicle, operated or driven upon the highways of the state, shall at all
 times  be  equipped  with  an  adequate  muffler  and  exhaust system in
 constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any [excessive  or
 DECIBELS FOR OTHER MOTOR VEHICLES, and no such muffler or exhaust system
 shall be equipped with a cut-out, bypass, or similar device.  No  person
 shall  modify  the  muffler  or  exhaust  system of a motor vehicle in a
 manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor  or
 exhaust  system  of  such  vehicle  above that emitted by the muffler or
 exhaust system originally installed on the  vehicle  and  such  original
 muffler  and  exhaust  system  shall comply with all the requirements of
 this section.
   A muffler is a device consisting of a series  of  chambers  or  baffle
 plates,  or other mechanical design for the purpose of receiving exhaust
 gas from an internal combustion engine, and effective in reducing noise.
   An exhaust system is a series of mechanical devices for the purpose of
 receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine  and  expelling
 it into the atmosphere.
   32.  The  violation  of  any  of  the  provisions of this section with
 respect to adequate brakes except those relating to  emergency  or  hand
 brakes  shall  constitute  a misdemeanor and the violation of any of the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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