Bill Text: NY A03767 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes crime of vehicular assault in the third degree where a person, with criminal negligence, causes physical injury to another person while unlawfully overtaking and passing a stopped school bus; expands other degrees of crime to include unlawfully passing a stopped school bus.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 29-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - referred to codes [A03767 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03767-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3767
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PALMESANO, FRIEND, GARBARINO, GIGLIO, BRABENEC,
          DiPIETRO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ASHBY,  BARCLAY,  BLANKEN-
          BUSH,  CROUCH, FINCH, GOODELL, HAWLEY, LALOR, LAWRENCE, MIKULIN, SMITH
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to  the  crime  of  vehicular
          assault in the third degree
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new  section  120.02-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3  § 120.02-a Vehicular assault in the third degree.
     4    A person is guilty of vehicular assault in the third degree when, with
     5  criminal negligence and as a result of such negligence, he or she causes
     6  physical  injury to another person while unlawfully overtaking and pass-
     7  ing a school bus in violation of section eleven hundred seventy-four  of
     8  the vehicle and traffic law.
     9    Vehicular assault in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.
    10    § 2. Section 120.03 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
    11  vision 1-a to read as follows:
    12    (1-a) causes such serious physical injury to another person when, with
    13  criminal negligence and as a result of such negligence, he or she unlaw-
    14  fully  overtakes  and passes a school bus in violation of section eleven
    15  hundred seventy-four of the vehicle and traffic law, or
    16    § 3. Section 125.12 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
    17  vision 1-a to read as follows:
    18    (1-a) causes the death of such person when, with  criminal  negligence
    19  and  as  a result of such negligence, he or she unlawfully overtakes and
    20  passes a school bus in violation of section eleven hundred  seventy-four
    21  of the vehicle and traffic law, or
    22    § 4. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    23  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04803-01-9
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