senate Bill S9496

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to bystander reporting of stolen, false or fraudulent license plates

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 05, 2022 referred to rules

S9496 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10650
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§392-a & 402, V & T L

S9496 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs municipalities to create a program for bystander reporting of stolen, false or fraudulent license plates.

S9496 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9496 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9496
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 5, 2022
                                ___________
 
 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 bystander
   reporting of stolen, false or fraudulent license plates
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 392-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
 chapter 307 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
   § 392-a. Sale  or  purchase  of  stolen,  false or fraudulent license,
 identification card, certificate of registration, or number plate. 1.  A
 person  who knowingly sells or offers to sell or buys or offers to buy a
 false, fraudulent or stolen license, identification card, certificate of
 registration or number plate, shall be guilty  of  a  misdemeanor  as  a
 first  offense  and  a  class E felony as a second or subsequent offense
 committed within ten years of the prior offense.
   2. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS
 SHALL APPLY:
   (I) "BYSTANDER" SHALL MEAN ANY NATURAL PERSON,  OTHER  THAN  A  POLICE
 OFFICER OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEE AUTHORIZED TO SERVE SUMMONS FOR A
 VIOLATION  OF THIS SECTION, WHO OBSERVES A NUMBER PLATE ON A MOTOR VEHI-
 CLE THAT HE OR SHE BELIEVES TO BE STOLEN, FALSE, AND/OR  FRAUDULENT  AND
 REPORTS  SUCH  BELIEVED  VIOLATION  TO  THE  LOCAL ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY
 PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
   (II) "LOCAL ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY" SHALL MEAN ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT OR
 OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY DESIGNATED BY A MUNICIPALITY  TO  ENFORCE  THE
 PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
   (III) "MUNICIPALITY" SHALL MEAN A COUNTY OUTSIDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK,
 OR A CITY, TOWN, OR VILLAGE.
   (B)  EACH MUNICIPALITY IN THIS STATE SHALL CREATE A PROGRAM IN WHICH A
 BYSTANDER MAY REPORT TO THE LOCAL ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY A  NUMBER  PLATE
 THAT HE OR SHE BELIEVES TO BE STOLEN, FALSE, AND/OR FRAUDULENT ON A FORM
 PRESCRIBED  BY  SUCH MUNICIPALITY. THE MUNICIPALITY SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE
 AND POST ONLINE INFORMATION DESCRIBING SUCH PROGRAM AND ALL DETAILS THAT
 THE LOCAL ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY DEEMS NECESSARY AND RELEVANT TO  INCLUDE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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