Bill Text: NY S00065 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to permitting a driver to not have a hand on the steering mechanism of a vehicle while a driving automation system is engaged.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00065 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00065-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           65
                               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 permitting a
          driver to not have a hand on the steering mechanism of a vehicle while
          a driving automation system is engaged
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Section 1226 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by
     2  chapter 506 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 1226. Control of steering mechanism. No person shall operate a motor
     4  vehicle without having at least one hand or, in the case of a physically
     5  handicapped person, at least one prosthetic device or aid on the  steer-
     6  ing  mechanism at all times when the motor vehicle is in motion unless a
     7  driving automation system, as  defined  in  SAE  J3016  as  periodically
     8  revised, is engaged to perform steering function.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    10  ing  the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law and shall apply to
    11  violations committed on and after such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05154-01-9
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