senate Bill S62

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires instruction concerning traffic stops in pre-licensing courses

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 08, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2021 1st report cal.272
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation


S62 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §502, V & T L; amd §2336, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5379, A8828
2019-2020: S1082, A1374

S62 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to instruction concerning traffic stops in pre-licensing courses to provide drivers with their responsibilities when stopped by a law enforcement officer.

S62 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S62 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- 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 and the  insurance  law,  in
   relation to instruction concerning traffic stops

   Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of  paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  4  of
 section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 513 of
 the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   (i)  Upon  submission  of  an  application for a driver's license, the
 applicant shall be required to take and pass a test, or submit  evidence
 of  passage of a test, with respect to the laws relating to traffic, the
 laws relating to driving while ability is impaired and while  intoxicat-
 ed,  under the overpowering influence of "Road Rage", "Work Zone Safety"
 awareness and "Motorcycle Safety" awareness as defined  by  the  commis-
 sioner,  "School  Bus  Safety" awareness, the law relating to exercising
 due care to avoid colliding with a parked, stopped or  standing  author-
 ized  emergency  vehicle  or  hazard  vehicle pursuant to section eleven
 hundred forty-four-a of this chapter, the ability to read and comprehend
 BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER and such other matters as the  commissioner
 may prescribe, and to satisfactorily complete a course prescribed by the
 commissioner  of  not less than four hours and not more than five hours,
 consisting of classroom driver training and highway  safety  instruction
 or  the equivalent thereof. Such test shall include at least seven writ-
 ten questions concerning the effects of consumption of alcohol or  drugs
 on  the ability of a person to operate a motor vehicle and the legal and
 financial consequences  resulting  from  violations  of  section  eleven
 hundred ninety-two of this chapter, prohibiting the operation of a motor
 vehicle  while  under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Such test shall
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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