Bill Text: NY S00058 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to leaving scene of an incident without reporting, making a violation involving a personal injury a class E felony.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00058 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00058-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           58
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  leaving
          scene of an incident 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 hundred
    18  dollars nor more than one thousand dollars  in  addition  to  any  other
    19  penalties  provided  by  law.  Any  such violation committed by a person
    20  after such person has previously been  convicted  of  such  a  violation
    21  shall  constitute]  a  class  E felony, punishable by a fine of not less
    22  than one thousand nor more than two thousand  five  hundred  dollars  in
    23  addition  to  any  other penalties provided by law. Any violation of the
    24  provisions of paragraph a of this subdivision, other than for  the  mere
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05150-01-9

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     1  failure of an operator to exhibit his or her license and insurance iden-
     2  tification card for such vehicle or exchange the information required in
     3  such paragraph, where the personal injury involved [(i) results in seri-
     4  ous physical injury, as defined in section 10.00 of the penal law, shall
     5  constitute  a  class E felony, punishable by a fine of not less than one
     6  thousand nor more than five thousand dollars in addition  to  any  other
     7  penalties  provided by law, or (ii)] results in death shall constitute a
     8  class D felony punishable by a fine of not less than  two  thousand  nor
     9  more  than  five  thousand  dollars  in  addition to any other penalties
    10  provided by law.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    12  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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