Bill Text: NY S05693 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that a motor vehicle will be considered to be in motion while stopped at traffic control devices, stop signs and certain other situations for purposes of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices violations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-13 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S05693 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05693-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          5693

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 13, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen.  LIU  --  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 the  use  of
          mobile phones and portable electronic devices while driving

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1225-c of the vehicle and  traffic
     2  law is amended by adding a new paragraph (j) to read as follows:
     3    (j) "While such vehicle is in motion" shall mean:
     4    (i) any time a motor vehicle is moving;
     5    (ii)  any  time  a  motor  vehicle is stopped at a traffic light, stop
     6  sign, railroad crossing or any other traffic control device requiring  a
     7  motor vehicle to stop; or
     8    (iii)  any  time  a  motor vehicle is stopped because of heavy traffic
     9  congestion of a traffic jam.
    10    § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 1225-d of the vehicle and traffic law is
    11  amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
    12    (e) "While such vehicle is in motion" shall mean:
    13    (i) any time a motor vehicle is moving;
    14    (ii) any time a motor vehicle is stopped  at  a  traffic  light,  stop
    15  sign,  railroad crossing or any other traffic control device requiring a
    16  motor vehicle to stop; or
    17    (iii) any time a motor vehicle is stopped  because  of  heavy  traffic
    18  congestion of a traffic jam.
    19    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    20  have become a law.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07076-01-9
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