Bill Text: NY S03024 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires passengers to use seatbelts in stretch limousines; defines the term "stretch limousine".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S03024 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03024-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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
          passengers to use seatbelts in stretch limousines
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 4 of  section  1229-c
     2  of  the  vehicle  and traffic law, as separately amended by chapters 232
     3  and 509 of the laws of 2004, are amended and  a  new  paragraph  (d)  is
     4  added to read as follows:
     5    (b)  "child  restraint system" shall mean any device, used in conjunc-
     6  tion with safety belts, designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain,
     7  seat, or position children and which meets the applicable Federal  Motor
     8  Vehicle Safety Standards set forth in 49 C.F.R. 571.213; [and]
     9    (c)  "appropriate child restraint system" shall mean a child restraint
    10  system for which the occupant meets the occupant size and weight  recom-
    11  mendations of the manufacturer of such system[.]; and
    12    (d) "stretch limousine" shall mean any for hire vehicle with a chassis
    13  which  was manufactured and then altered for the purpose of transporting
    14  ten or more occupants, including the driver.
    15    § 2. Subdivision 9 of section 1229-c of the vehicle and  traffic  law,
    16  as  amended  by  chapter  340 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as
    17  follows:
    18    9. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision four of this section,
    19  the provisions of this section shall  not  apply  to  buses  other  than
    20  school  buses and stretch limousines, and the provisions of subdivisions
    21  one, two, three and three-a of this section shall not apply to taxis and
    22  liveries.
    23    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    24  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.