senate Bill S8021

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to drivers of buses, taxis and livery vehicles using hands-free mobile telephones

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 20, 2022 referred to transportation

S8021 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5101
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1225-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3498

S8021 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits drivers of a bus, taxi or livery from using hands-free mobile telephones; provides for certain exceptions.

S8021 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8021 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8021
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  drivers  of
   buses, taxis and livery vehicles using hands-free mobile telephones
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and  traffic
 law is amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
   (E)  NO  DRIVER OF A BUS, LIVERY OR TAXI SHALL USE A HANDS-FREE MOBILE
 TELEPHONE WHILE OPERATING A MOVING BUS OR MOTOR VEHICLE  EXCEPT  IN  THE
 CASE  OF  AN EMERGENCY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF
 THIS SECTION OR IF SUCH HANDS-FREE MOBILE TELEPHONE IS USED FOR DISPATCH
 OR IF THE BUS OR MOTOR VEHICLE IS PARKED, FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN  DROP-
 PING  OFF  OR  PICKING  UP  PASSENGERS, AT THE SIDE OF, OR OFF, A PUBLIC
 HIGHWAY IN A LOCATION WHERE SUCH VEHICLE  IS  NOT  OTHERWISE  PROHIBITED
 FROM  STOPPING BY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR ANY LAWFUL ORDER OR DIRECTION
 OF A POLICE OFFICER.
   § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and  traffic  law,
 as  added  by  chapter  69  of  the  laws of 2001, is amended to read as
 follows:
   3. Subdivision two of this section shall not apply to (a) the use of a
 mobile telephone for the sole purpose of communicating with any  of  the
 following regarding an emergency situation: an emergency response opera-
 tor;  a  hospital,  physician's  office  or  health clinic; an ambulance
 company or corps; a fire department, district or company;  or  a  police
 department, (b) any of the following persons while in the performance of
 their  official duties: a police officer or peace officer; a member of a
 fire department, district or company; or the operator of  an  authorized
 emergency vehicle as defined in section one hundred one of this chapter,
 or (c) the use of a hands-free mobile telephone, EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF A
 DRIVER OPERATING A BUS, TAXI OR LIVERY.
   §  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
 have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01968-01-1

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