Bill Text: NY S01706 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires weather radios in all new motor vehicles sold within the state with a model year of 2022 or later; no car dealership shall increase the cost of a vehicle due to the system including such radio.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S01706 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01706-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
          weather radios in motor vehicles sold within the state  with  a  model
          year of 2022 or later
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Article 9 of the vehicle and  traffic  law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new section 384 to read as follows:
     3    § 384. Weather radio. 1. Weather radio required. No new motor vehicle,
     4  except  a vehicle with a model year of two thousand twenty-one or earli-
     5  er, shall be sold in this state unless such vehicle is equipped  with  a
     6  weather radio, installed as part of the vehicle's audio system, approved
     7  by and conforming to standards established by the commissioner.
     8    2.  Weather radio feature. A weather radio shall be capable of receiv-
     9  ing the national oceanic and atmospheric administration's daily  weather
    10  reports and emergency broadcasts.
    11    3.  Costs of weather radios. No car dealership shall increase the cost
    12  of a vehicle due to the vehicle's  audio  system  containing  a  weather
    13  radio.
    14    4.  Regulations. The commissioner shall establish by regulation stand-
    15  ards for weather radios, and the installation of weather radios in motor
    16  vehicles. The commissioner may prescribe the method of securing approval
    17  of weather radios.
    18    § 2. The commissioner of motor vehicles is  authorized  to  promulgate
    19  any  rules  and  regulations necessary for the implementation of section
    20  one of this act on or before the one hundred  twentieth  day  after  the
    21  effective date of this section.
    22    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    23  section one of this act shall take effect January 1, 2021.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.