Bill Text: NY S06642 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires certain motor vehicles to be equipped with a functioning rear seat detection system that can detect the presence of an occupant in a rear designated seating position after the vehicle engine or motor is deactivated and provide a warning.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S06642 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06642-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          6642

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                     August 2, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the required
          equipment of certain motor vehicles

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

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  10 of section 375 of the vehicle and traffic
     2  law is amended by adding a new paragraph g to read as follows:
     3    g. It shall be unlawful to operate on any public highway in this state
     4  a motor vehicle registered in this state with a gross vehicle weight  of
     5  ten thousand pounds or less, manufactured or assembled after July first,
     6  two  thousand  twenty-one  unless  such motor vehicle is equipped with a
     7  functioning rear seat detection system that can detect the  presence  of
     8  an  occupant  in  a  rear  designated seating position after the vehicle
     9  engine or motor is deactivated and provide a warning. For  the  purposes
    10  of  this  paragraph,  "motor  vehicle" shall not include a motorcycle, a
    11  commercial motor vehicle as defined in section two of the transportation
    12  law, or combination of a commercial motor vehicle and trailer.
    13    § 2. This act shall be deemed repealed if any federal  agency  or  any
    14  court  of  competent jurisdiction finally determines that this act would
    15  render New York state out of compliance with federal law or regulation.
    16    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    17  it shall have become a law; provided  that  the  commissioner  of  motor
    18  vehicles  shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the
    19  occurrence of the provisions of section two of this act  in  order  that
    20  the  commission  may maintain an accurate and timely effective data base
    21  of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance
    22  of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law  and
    23  section  70-b  of  the  public  officers law. Effective immediately, the
    24  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule  or  regulation  necessary
    25  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
    26  to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13572-03-9
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