senate Bill S3150

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires police officers to notify family members in person of a relative's death in certain circumstances

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to transportation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 03, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2021 1st report cal.1234
Jan 27, 2021 referred to transportation

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S3150 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3429
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §603-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3141
2013-2014: S914
2015-2016: S2750
2017-2018: S1018, A3024
2019-2020: S2792, A4546

S3150 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Valeria's law"; requires police officers to notify family members in person of a relative's death in certain circumstances.

S3150 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3150 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3150
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. COMRIE, PARKER, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Trans-
   portation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
   police officers to notify family members in  person  of  a  relative's
   death in certain circumstances

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  "Valeria's
 law".
   §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
 603-c to read as follows:
   § 603-C. ACCIDENTS; POLICE TO NOTIFY IN PERSON.  EVERY POLICE  OFFICER
 TO  WHOM  AN ACCIDENT RESULTING IN DEATH TO A PERSON IN WHICH THE POLICE
 OFFICER DOES NOT HAVE REASONABLE CAUSE TO  BELIEVE  THE  DECEASED  WOULD
 OTHERWISE  HAVE  BEEN  CHARGED  WITH A VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER FOR THE
 CONDUCT WHICH RESULTED IN HIS OR HER DEATH, SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS
 TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY IN PERSON A MEMBER OF THE  DECEASED'S  FAMILY  OR
 HOUSEHOLD AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER SUCH ACCIDENT IF THE POLICE OFFI-
 CER  HAS KNOWLEDGE OF THE PERSON'S DEATH AND HAS KNOWLEDGE THAT A CORON-
 ER, OR OTHER OFFICIAL PERFORMING LIKE FUNCTIONS HAS NOT ALREADY NOTIFIED
 A FAMILY MEMBER. SUCH PERSONAL NOTIFICATION SHALL INDICATE WITHOUT LIMI-
 TATION THE TIME OF THE DECEASED'S DEATH, THE LOCATION OF  THE  ACCIDENT,
 AND THE LOCATION OF THE DECEASED'S BODY OR REMAINS.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.  Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
 completed on or before such effective date.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07720-01-1

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