senate Bill S3002

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires weather radios in all new motor vehicles sold within the state with a model year of 2024 or later

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
Jan 27, 2021 referred to transportation

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S3002 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 9 §384, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8369
2019-2020: S1706

S3002 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires weather radios in all new motor vehicles sold within the state with a model year of 2024 or later; no car dealership shall increase the cost of a vehicle due to the system including such radio.

S3002 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3002 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3002
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, BIAGGI -- 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 requiring
   weather radios in motor vehicles sold within the state  with  a  model
   year of 2024 or later

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Article 9 of the vehicle and  traffic  law  is  amended  by
 adding a new section 384 to read as follows:
   § 384. WEATHER RADIO. 1. WEATHER RADIO REQUIRED. NO NEW MOTOR VEHICLE,
 EXCEPT  A  VEHICLE  WITH  A  MODEL  YEAR OF TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE OR
 EARLIER, SHALL BE SOLD IN THIS STATE UNLESS  SUCH  VEHICLE  IS  EQUIPPED
 WITH  A  WEATHER RADIO, INSTALLED AS PART OF THE VEHICLE'S AUDIO SYSTEM,
 APPROVED BY AND CONFORMING TO STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
   2. WEATHER RADIO FEATURE. A WEATHER RADIO SHALL BE CAPABLE OF  RECEIV-
 ING  THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION'S DAILY WEATHER
 REPORTS AND EMERGENCY BROADCASTS.
   3. COSTS OF WEATHER RADIOS. NO CAR DEALERSHIP SHALL INCREASE THE  COST
 OF  A  VEHICLE  DUE  TO  THE VEHICLE'S AUDIO SYSTEM CONTAINING A WEATHER
 RADIO.
   4. REGULATIONS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH BY REGULATION  STAND-
 ARDS FOR WEATHER RADIOS, AND THE INSTALLATION OF WEATHER RADIOS IN MOTOR
 VEHICLES. THE COMMISSIONER MAY PRESCRIBE THE METHOD OF SECURING APPROVAL
 OF WEATHER RADIOS.
   §  2.  The  commissioner of motor vehicles is authorized to promulgate
 any rules and regulations necessary for the  implementation  of  section
 one  of  this  act  on or before the one hundred twentieth day after the
 effective date of this section.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
 section one of this act shall take effect January 1, 2023.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03712-01-1

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