Bill Text: NY A03570 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Increases fines for leaving scene of an accident without reporting.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 27-14)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-21 - reported referred to codes [A03570 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03570-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         3570--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 29, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. COLTON, ARROYO, PICHARDO, THIELE, MAGNARELLI,
          McDONOUGH, RAIA, MONTESANO, COOK, WILLIAMS, TAYLOR, SEAWRIGHT,  SANTA-
          BARBARA,   CROUCH,  RIVERA,  LAWRENCE,  DICKENS,  GUNTHER,  B. MILLER,
          WRIGHT, GALEF, DAVILA, PALUMBO, D'URSO, ORTIZ, GRIFFIN,  REYES,  GOTT-
          FRIED,  JAFFEE,  CRUZ,  GIGLIO,  NORRIS,  DeSTEFANO, WALCZYK, FRONTUS,
          WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of A. BARCLAY,  HYNDMAN,  MIKULIN,
          WALSH  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation --
          committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
          recommitted to said committee

        AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing
          penalties for leaving the scene of an accident without reporting

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 600 of the vehicle
     2  and traffic law, as amended by section 4 of part AAA of  chapter  59  of
     3  the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
     4    c.  A  violation  of the provisions of paragraph a of this subdivision
     5  resulting solely from the failure of an operator to exhibit his  or  her
     6  license  and  insurance  identification card for the vehicle or exchange
     7  the information required in such paragraph shall constitute  a  class  B
     8  misdemeanor  punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty nor
     9  more than five hundred  dollars  in  addition  to  any  other  penalties
    10  provided  by law. Any subsequent such violation shall constitute a class
    11  A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less  than  five  hundred  nor
    12  more  than  one  thousand  dollars  in  addition  to any other penalties
    13  provided by law. Any violation of the provisions of paragraph a of  this
    14  subdivision,  other  than for the mere failure of an operator to exhibit
    15  his or her license and insurance identification card for such vehicle or
    16  exchange the information required in such paragraph, shall constitute  a
    17  class  A  misdemeanor,  punishable  by  a  fine  of  not less than [five
    18  hundred] seven hundred fifty dollars nor more than one thousand  dollars

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04629-02-9

        A. 3570--A                          2

     1  in  addition  to any other penalties provided by law. Any such violation
     2  committed by a person after such person has previously been convicted of
     3  such a violation shall constitute a class E felony, punishable by a fine
     4  of  not  less than one thousand nor more than [two] three thousand [five
     5  hundred] dollars in addition to any other penalties provided by law. Any
     6  violation of the provisions of paragraph a of  this  subdivision,  other
     7  than  for  the mere failure of an operator to exhibit his or her license
     8  and insurance identification card  for  such  vehicle  or  exchange  the
     9  information  required  in  such  paragraph,  where  the  personal injury
    10  involved (i) results in serious physical injury, as defined  in  section
    11  10.00 of the penal law, shall constitute a class E felony, punishable by
    12  a fine of not less than one thousand nor more than five thousand dollars
    13  in  addition  to any other penalties provided by law, or (ii) results in
    14  death shall constitute a class D felony punishable by a fine of not less
    15  than two thousand nor more than five thousand dollars in addition to any
    16  other penalties provided by law.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    18  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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