Bill Text: NY S02497 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits a child less than ten years of age from being left unattended in a motor vehicle under conditions presenting substantial risk.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-25 - returned to senate [S02497 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02497-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2497
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 25, 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  prohibiting
          a  child  less  than  ten years of age from being left unattended in a
          motor vehicle under conditions presenting substantial risk
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 1210-a to read as follows:
     3    § 1210-a. Unattended child in a motor vehicle.  1. No parent, guardian
     4  or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less
     5  than ten years old shall knowingly or recklessly, under conditions  that
     6  present a substantial health or safety risk, leave such child unattended
     7  inside  a  motor  vehicle.  Nothing  in  this section shall be deemed to
     8  supersede the provisions of any other applicable section of law.
     9    2. A violation of subdivision one of this section shall be  a  traffic
    10  infraction  and  shall  be  punishable  by a fine of not more than fifty
    11  dollars upon conviction of a  first  violation;  upon  conviction  of  a
    12  second  violation, both of which were committed within a period of eigh-
    13  teen months, such violation shall be punished by a fine of not more than
    14  one hundred dollars; upon conviction of a third or subsequent violation,
    15  all of which were committed within a period  of  eighteen  months,  such
    16  violation  shall  be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred and
    17  fifty dollars.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    19  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01875-01-9
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