Bill Text: NY A02157 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Provides that altered motor vehicles commonly referred to as "stretch limousines" which were altered on or after January 1, 2020, shall have at least two safety belts for the front seat and at least one safety belt for the rear seat for each passenger for which the rear seat of such vehicle was designed.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-4)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-03 - delivered to senate [A02157 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02157-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         2157--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, SANTABARBARA, FAHY, M. G. MILLER, TAYLOR,
          THIELE,   ARROYO,   D'URSO,   DE LA ROSA,  BLAKE,  GOTTFRIED,  ABBATE,
          WILLIAMS, MOSLEY, COOK, CRUZ, GRIFFIN, SMULLEN, WALSH, McDONOUGH, FALL
          -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DeSTEFANO, SIMON --  read  once  and
          referred  to  the Committee on Transportation -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
          committee

        AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the instal-
          lation of safety belts in  stretch  limousines,  and  the  posting  of
          notice therein

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

     1    Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 383 of the  vehi-
     2  cle  and  traffic  law,  as  added by chapter 86 of the laws of 1968, is
     3  amended and a new paragraph (d) is added to read as follows:
     4    (c) A motor vehicle manufactured or  assembled  on  or  after  January
     5  first,  nineteen  hundred sixty-eight, at least one safety belt for each
     6  passenger seat position[.];
     7    (d) An altered motor vehicle commonly referred to as a "stretch limou-
     8  sine" which was altered on or after January first, two thousand  twenty,
     9  at  least  two  safety belts for the front seat, and at least one safety
    10  belt for the rear seat for each passenger for which  the  rear  seat  of
    11  such vehicle was designed, and at least one safety belt for each passen-
    12  ger seat position.
    13    § 2. Subdivision 4-b of section 383 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
    14  added by chapter 495 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
    15    4-b. Taxicabs [and], liveries, and stretch limousines.  All seat safe-
    16  ty belts installed in a taxicab or livery vehicle or in an altered motor
    17  vehicle  commonly  referred to as a "stretch limousine" pursuant to this
    18  section shall be clearly visible,  accessible  and  maintained  in  good

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01123-04-9

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     1  working  order,  and  no  seat  safety belt installed in such taxicab or
     2  livery vehicle or altered motor vehicle shall be removed therefrom.
     3    §  3. Subdivision 51 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic law, as
     4  added by chapter 495 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
     5    51. Taxicab [and], livery and stretch  limousine  notices.  (a)  Every
     6  taxicab [and], livery, and altered motor vehicle commonly referred to as
     7  a  "stretch  limousine" which was altered on or after January first, two
     8  thousand twenty registered in this state shall have posted  therein  the
     9  following  notice:  "Seatbelts  must  be  available for your use. Please
    10  buckle up."
    11    (b) The notices required to be posted pursuant  to  paragraph  (a)  of
    12  this  subdivision shall be posted in a manner legible and conspicuous to
    13  passengers in all seating positions of such vehicles.
    14    § 4. This act shall take effect January 1, 2020. Effective  immediate-
    15  ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
    16  necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
    17  authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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