Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2023||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S343
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S343 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S343 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S343 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to creating a pedestrian safety rating system for motor vehicles PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will require the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehi- cles (DMV) to create and make publicly accessible via the Internet, a pedestrian safety rating system for all models of vehicles registered in New York State SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law by adding a new Section 216-b to require the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to create and make publicly accessible via the Internet, a pedestrian safety rating system for all models of vehicles registered in New York State. This rating system will provide a rating between one and
2023-S343 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 343 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GOUNARDES, COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KRUEGER, MYRIE, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA, STAVISKY -- 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 creating a pedestrian safety rating system for motor vehicles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 216-b to read as follows: § 216-B. PEDESTRIAN SAFETY RATING SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLE MODELS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CAUSE TO BE CREATED A PEDESTRIAN SAFETY RATING SYSTEM FOR EVERY MOTOR VEHICLE MODEL REGISTERED BY INDIVIDUALS IN THIS STATE WHICH SHALL BE MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ON THE DEPARTMENT'S INTER- NET WEBSITE. SUCH PEDESTRIAN SAFETY RATING SYSTEM SHALL PROVIDE A RATING BETWEEN ONE AND FIVE STARS FOR EVERY MOTOR VEHICLE MODEL BASED ON: (A) THE FREQUENCY OF COLLISIONS AND NUMBER AND SEVERITY OF INJURIES RESULTING FROM SUCH COLLISIONS INVOLVING A BICYCLIST OR PEDESTRIAN AS REPORTED IN THE STATE FOR SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE MODEL, COMPARED TO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE MODEL REGISTERED IN THE STATE; (B) SAFETY FEATURES THAT THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES ARE RELEVANT TO PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST SAFETY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AUTOMATIC COLLISION WARNING OR PEDESTRIAN DETECTION FEATURES, AUTOMATIC BRAKING, AND VISIBILITY; AND (C) ANY OTHER FACTORS THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES ARE RELEVANT TO PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLIST SAFETY. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE REGULATIONS TO ALL MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DEALERS, BROKERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTI- TIES REQUIRED TO REGISTER IN SECTION FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THIS ARTI- CLE TO REQUIRE SUCH ENTITIES TO ADOPT THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY RATING EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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