senate Bill S1136

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the use of head-mounted portable electronic devices while driving

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Jan 07, 2021 referred to transportation

S1136 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1225-d, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S1136 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of head-mounted portable electronic devices while driving.

S1136 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1136 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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