Senate Bill S2426

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires instruction concerning traffic stops in pre-licensing courses

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S2426 (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
2021-2022: S62, A2248

2023-S2426 (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.

2023-S2426 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2426 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 20, 2023
 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 379 of
 the laws of 2022, 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, "Motorcycle Safety" awareness and "Pedestrian  and  Bicyclist
 Safety"  awareness  as  defined by the commissioner, "School Bus Safety"
 awareness, the law relating to exercising due care  to  avoid  colliding
 with  a  parked,  stopped  or  standing  authorized emergency vehicle or
 hazard vehicle pursuant to section eleven hundred forty-four-a  of  this
 chapter,  the  ability to read and comprehend traffic signs and symbols,
 CER 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  class-
 room  driver  training  and highway safety instruction or the equivalent
 thereof. Such test  shall  include  at  least  seven  written  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  nine-
 ty-two  of  this  chapter,  prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle
 while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Such test  shall  include
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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