Bill Text: NY S01701 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires automobiles sold in this state with model year 2025 and thereafter to be equipped with a blind spot monitoring device.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01701 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01701-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
        Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 requiring
          all new motor vehicles sold in this state to be equipped with a  blind
          spot monitoring device
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 379 to read as follows:
     3    §  379. Blind spot monitoring device. 1. For purposes of this section,
     4  the following terms shall have the following meanings:
     5    a. "blind spot monitoring device"  shall  mean  a  system  of  digital
     6  cameras  or  other  media recording devices fitted within the body or on
     7  the exterior of a motor vehicle which is capable of monitoring all blind
     8  spots associated with such motor vehicle and which generates  a  warning
     9  to  the operator of such motor vehicle, by means of a light, a buzzer or
    10  both, when any object is detected in such blind spot; and
    11    b. "blind spot" shall mean an area of the road that cannot be seen  by
    12  the  operator of a motor vehicle while looking forward or through either
    13  the rear-view or side mirrors.
    14    2. Commencing with model year two thousand twenty-five and every model
    15  year thereafter, every automobile sold in this state shall  be  equipped
    16  with  a blind spot monitoring device. The commissioner is hereby author-
    17  ized and directed to promulgate rules and regulations necessary for  the
    18  implementation of this section.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.