Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 11, 2023||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S6278
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-S6278 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S6278 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "crash victims bill of rights"; requires accident reports to be delivered to victims of accidents or their next of kin; requires victim impact statements to be delivered at traffic infraction hearings by injured parties or their next of kin; requires employers to grant leave of absence to employees delivering a victim impact statement at a traffic infraction hearing
2023-S6278 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6278 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN-SIGAL TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the labor law, in relation to enacting the crash victims bill of rights SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 names the bill the Crash Victims Bill of Rights Section 2 adds a new section 607 to the vehicle and traffic law ensures free and timely copies of all crash reports to crash victims and next of kin of all persons killed as a result of a crash. Section 3 amends section 606 of the vehicle and traffic law to require crash reports involving persons under the age of 18 are prioritized for processing. Section 4 amends subdivision 1 of section 227 of the vehicle and traffic law by directing the commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to prescribe procedures for the presentation of victim impact statements by
2023-S6278 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6278 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN-SIGAL, BAILEY, BRISPORT, CLEARE, GIANARIS, MAY, MAYER, MYRIE, SEPULVEDA, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transporta- tion AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the labor law, in relation to enacting the crash victims bill of rights THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "crash victims bill of rights". § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 607 to read as follows: § 607. REPORTS; INJURED OR KILLED PERSONS. 1. ANY REPORT OF AN ACCI- DENT REQUIRED UNDER THIS ARTICLE OR UNDER THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER, IN WHICH ANY PERSON IS KILLED OR INJURED SHALL BE PROVIDED, FREE OF CHARGE: (A) TO ALL PERSONS INJURED AS A RESULT OF SUCH ACCIDENT; (B) TO THE NEXT OF KIN OF ALL PERSONS KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED AS A RESULT OF SUCH ACCIDENT; AND (C) TO THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF ALL PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN INJURED AS A RESULT OF SUCH ACCIDENT. 2. REPORTS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY. 3. REPORTS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE PROVIDED WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF PROCESSING BY THE DEPARTMENT. 4. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS ARE NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. § 3. Section 606 of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 429 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows: § 606. Processing of required reports. The commissioner, when process- ing reports of accidents filed pursuant to this article, AND WHEN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02113-01-3
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