senate Bill S4141

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the operation of a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


  • Introduced
  • 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
Feb 02, 2021 referred to transportation

S4141 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1242-a, V & T L

S4141 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the operation of a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; applies upon public highways, private roads open to motor vehicle traffic, any other parking lot, and sidewalks.

S4141 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4141 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4141
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- 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  operation  of  a  bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or
   drugs

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 1242-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by
 section 9 of part XX of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020,  is  amended  to
 read as follows:
   § 1242-a. Operation of a BICYCLE OR bicycle with electric assist while
 under  the  influence  of alcohol or drugs. 1. Offenses; criminal penal-
 ties. (a) Operating a BICYCLE OR  bicycle  with  electric  assist  while
 ability  impaired.  No  person  shall  operate a BICYCLE OR bicycle with
 electric assist while the person's ability to operate  such  BICYCLE  OR
 bicycle with electric assist is impaired by the consumption of alcohol.
   (i)  A  violation  of this paragraph shall be a traffic infraction and
 shall be punishable by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, or
 by imprisonment in a penitentiary or  county  jail  for  not  more  than
 fifteen days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (ii)  A  person who operates a BICYCLE OR bicycle with electric assist
 in violation  of  this  paragraph  after  having  been  convicted  of  a
 violation of any paragraph of this subdivision within the preceding five
 years  shall  be punished by a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty
 dollars, or by imprisonment of not more than thirty days in a penitenti-
 ary or county jail or by both such fine and imprisonment.
   (iii) A person who operates a BICYCLE OR bicycle with electric  assist
 in  violation  of this paragraph after being convicted two or more times
 of a violation of any paragraph of this subdivision within the preceding
 ten years shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished  by  a
 fine  of  not  more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment of not
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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