Bill Text: NY A05118 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes peace officers and police officers to impound vehicle when the driver of such vehicle fails to produce an insurance identification card.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-09 - held for consideration in transportation [A05118 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05118-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5118
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 7, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RAIA,  FINCH, McDONOUGH, GARBARINO, LALOR --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CROUCH -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
          peace officers and police officers to impound a vehicle when the driv-
          er of such vehicle fails to produce an insurance identification card
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 319 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
     2  law,  as  amended by chapter 843 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read
     3  as follows:
     4    3. Every person who operates a vehicle registered in this state, or  a
     5  vehicle required to be registered in this state, shall, when required by
     6  the commissioner's regulations, produce an insurance identification card
     7  when  requested  by  any  peace  officer, acting pursuant to his special
     8  duties, police officer or magistrate. The failure to so produce  such  a
     9  card  shall  be  presumptive evidence that such person was operating the
    10  vehicle without having in effect  financial  security  required  by  the
    11  provisions of this chapter and such vehicle shall be subject to impound-
    12  ment by any peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, or any
    13  police officer authorized to impound and store such vehicle.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    15  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07948-01-9
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