Bill Text: NY A01862 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires any passenger-type motor vehicle, other than motorcycles, manufactured for sale, on or after January first in the year next succeeding the effective date of this new provision, to be equipped with an outside unit magnification mirror or a convex mirror on the passenger's side; sets forth definitions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-17 - referred to transportation [A01862 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01862-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1862
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PERRY, WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          GALEF, ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transporta-
          tion
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  mirrors  on
          passenger and certain other vehicles
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 10 of section 375 of the vehicle
     2  and traffic law, as amended by section 12 of part C of chapter 62 of the
     3  laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
     4    d. (i) Every new passenger-type motor vehicle,  except  a  motorcycle,
     5  manufactured  for  sale  in New York state on or after January first, in
     6  the year next succeeding the effective date of this paragraph  shall  be
     7  manufactured with an interior rear-view mirror of the selective position
     8  prismatic type with a reflectance value in the night driving position of
     9  at least four percent; or its functional equivalent.
    10    (ii)  Every  new passenger car manufactured for sale in New York state
    11  on or after January first in the year next succeeding the effective date
    12  of this subparagraph whose inside rear-view mirror  does  not  meet  the
    13  field  of view requirements set forth in FMVSS number 111 shall be manu-
    14  factured with an outside unit magnification mirror or  a  convex  mirror
    15  installed  on the passenger's side in conformance with FMVSS number 111,
    16  as set forth in title 49, part 571.111 of  the  code  of  federal  regu-
    17  lations,  as such part is amended from time to time. For the purposes of
    18  this subparagraph, the term "FMVSS" shall  mean  federal  motor  vehicle
    19  safety  standard,  the  terms  "convex  mirror"  and "unit magnification
    20  mirror" shall have the same meaning as such terms are defined  in  title
    21  49,  part  571.111  of  the  code  of  federal  regulations and the term
    22  "passenger car" shall have the same meaning as such term is  defined  in
    23  title  49,  part 571.3 of the code of federal regulations, as such parts
    24  are amended from time to time.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06678-03-9

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     1    (iii) Every new multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, and  bus  other
     2  than  a  school  bus with a GVWR of ten thousand pounds or less manufac-
     3  tured for sale in New York state on or after January first in  the  year
     4  next  succeeding  the  effective  date  of  this subparagraph shall have
     5  mirrors  which  conform  to the requirements of FMVSS number 111, as set
     6  forth in title 49, part 571.111 of the code of federal  regulations,  as
     7  such part is amended from time to time. For the purposes of this subpar-
     8  agraph,  the term "FMVSS" shall mean federal motor vehicle safety stand-
     9  ard, the term "unit magnification mirror" shall have the same meaning as
    10  such term is defined in title 49, part 571.111 of the  code  of  federal
    11  regulations  and  the  terms  "multipurpose passenger vehicle," "truck,"
    12  "bus" and "school bus" shall have the same meaning  as  such  terms  are
    13  defined  in  title 49, part 571.3 of the code of federal regulations, as
    14  such parts are amended from time to time.
    15    (iv) For purposes of this section[,]:
    16    (1) "passenger-type motor vehicle" shall mean any motor vehicle with a
    17  seating capacity of not more than  fifteen  adults,  not  including  the
    18  driver, that is equipped with one or more rear windows; and
    19    (2) "GVWR" shall mean the weight of a vehicle consisting of the unlad-
    20  en  weight and the maximum carrying capacity recommended by the manufac-
    21  turer of such vehicle. The GVWR of a combination of  vehicles  (commonly
    22  referred  to  as  the  "Gross Combination Weight Rating" or GCWR) is the
    23  GVWR of the power unit plus the GVWR of each vehicle in the combination.
    24    (v) Any violation of the provisions of this paragraph by any  manufac-
    25  turer  shall  constitute  an  offense and shall be punishable by a civil
    26  fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars for each offense.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    28  it shall have become a law.  Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    29  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    30  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
    31  completed on or before such date.
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