Bill Text: NY S01575 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Increases the penalty for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01575 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01575-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1575
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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  the
          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 than
    22  one thousand nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars in addition
    23  to any other penalties provided by law. Any violation of the  provisions
    24  of  paragraph  a of this subdivision, other than for the mere failure of
    25  an operator to exhibit his or her license and  insurance  identification
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02946-01-9

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     1  card for such vehicle or exchange the information required in such para-
     2  graph,  where  the personal injury involved (i) results in serious phys-
     3  ical injury, as defined in section 10.00 of the penal law, shall consti-
     4  tute  a  class  [E]  D felony, punishable by a fine of not less than one
     5  thousand nor more than five thousand dollars in addition  to  any  other
     6  penalties  provided  by law, or (ii) results in death shall constitute a
     7  class [D] C  felony punishable by a fine of not less than  two  thousand
     8  nor  more  than five thousand dollars in addition to any other penalties
     9  provided by law.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    11  it shall have become a law.
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