Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 05, 2022
referred to rules
Senate Bill S9496
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S9496 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S9496 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9496 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to bystander reporting of stolen, false or fraudulent license plates PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To decrease the incidence of fraudulent and covered license plates by enhancing and rewarding citizen reporting. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends section 392-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to provide that all municipalities in the state shall create a bystander reporting program for stolen, false, or fraudulent license plates. Bystanders shall receive 25% of the proceeds of any fine result- ing from the adjudication of this violation, which is a misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class E felony for a second or subsequent offense within ten years.
2021-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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