Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to transportation
|Jan 07, 2021
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S1136
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S1136 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S1136 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1136 SPONSOR: LIU TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting the use of head-mounted portable electronic devices while driving PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the use of smart glasses devices, like Google Glass, while driving. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill makes conforming changes to the existing law which bans the, use of hand held cell phones while driving to include a ban on the use of head-mounted electronic devices like Google Glass. A new paragraph (e) is added to Subdivision 2 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traf- fic law to explain that "head-mounted" means wearing a portable elec- tronic device on the head, ears and nose as eyeglasses or eyewear.
2021-S1136 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1136 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 7, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIU -- 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 the use of head-mounted portable electronic devices while driving THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 and subdivision 4 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law, paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 as amended by section 8 and subdivision 4 as amended by section 10 of part C of chapter 58 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows: (a) "Portable electronic device" shall mean any hand-held OR HEAD- MOUNTED mobile telephone, as defined by subdivision one of section twelve hundred twenty-five-c of this article, personal digital assistant (PDA), handheld device with mobile data access, laptop computer, pager, broadband personal communication device, two-way messaging device, elec- tronic game, [or] portable computing device, or any other electronic device when used to input, write, send, receive, or read text for pres- ent or future communication. (b) "Using" shall mean holding OR WEARING a portable electronic device while viewing, taking or transmitting images, playing games, or, for the purpose of present or future communication: performing a command or request to access a world wide web page, composing, sending, reading, viewing, accessing, browsing, transmitting, saving or retrieving e-mail, text messages, instant messages, or other electronic data. 4. A person who holds OR WEARS a portable electronic device in a conspicuous manner while operating a motor vehicle or while operating a commercial motor vehicle on a public highway including while temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momen- tary delays but not including when such commercial motor vehicle is stopped at the side of, or off, a public highway in a location where EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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