|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 24, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 23, 2021||1st report cal.423|
|Jan 14, 2021||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1637
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1637 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1637 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits the operation of any motor vehicle equipped with a device which affects the operation of traffic-control signals; provides that the possession of such a device shall constitute a traffic infraction, use thereof is a class A misdemeanor, and use which results in personal injury or death shall constitute a class E felony.
S1637 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1637 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting the use of any device which affects the operation of a traffic-control signal PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit the operation of any vehicle, except an emergency vehicle, that is equipped with a device which affects the operation of a traffic control signal. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds a new definition of "traffic-control signal preemption device" to Section 154-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Section 2: Forbids the purchase, possession, manufacture, installation,
S1637 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1637 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 any device which affects the operation of a traffic-control signal THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 154-a to read as follows: § 154-A. TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL PREEMPTION DEVICE. ANY DEVICE DESIGNED OR USED TO CHANGE OR ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE SIGNAL INDICATIONS OF A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL OR TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICE. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, A MOBILE INFRARED TRANSMITTER OR OTHER DEVICE THAT IS CAPABLE OF SENDING A SIGNAL THAT INTERRUPTS OR CHANGES THE SEQUENCE PATTERNS OF AN OFFICIAL TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICE OR TRAFFIC- CONTROL SIGNAL. § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 397-c to read as follows: § 397-C. UNAUTHORIZED SALE, PURCHASE, OR USE OF TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL PREEMPTION DEVICE. 1. NO PERSON SHALL BUY, POSSESS, MANUFACTURE, INSTALL, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL PREEMPTION DEVICE, UNLESS THE PURCHASE, POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, INSTALLATION, SALE, OFFER FOR SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION IS FOR USE OF THE DEVICE BY AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE OR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VEHI- CLE. 2. (A) EXCLUDING AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE OR AUTHORIZED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE OPERATING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES, NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE ANY MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH HE OR SHE KNOWS IS EQUIPPED WITH A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL PREEMPTION DEVICE. THE PRES- ENCE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE OF A TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL PREEMPTION DEVICE CONNECTED TO A POWER SOURCE AND IN AN OPERABLE CONDITION IS PRESUMPTIVE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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