Provides for suspension of license penalties for licensed drivers under the age of eighteen for violations of certain restrictions; suspension of license for ninety days for the first violation; and suspension of license for one year for second and subsequent violations.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (2): Montgomery, Perkins
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing certain penalties for certain traffic infractions by drivers with certain under age license classifications
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new subdivision (i) to section 1800 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to provide that every person convicted of a violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law 501(3) and 501-B(2), shall, in addition to any other penalties permitted by law, have his or her license suspended for a period of ninety days for a first conviction, and for a period of one year for a second or subsequent conviction.
Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date it shall have become law.
PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: It is becoming increasingly clear that young drivers, particularly new drivers with their restricted DJ and MJ licenses, are far more likely to be involved in accidents. Recognizing this danger for inexperienced drivers, New York State has limitations on the hours such new drivers can operate a car without a parent or guardian, as well as the number of passengers that can be carried. Unfortunately, the current penalties for violations of these rules does not seem to be sufficient to deter young people, who continue to drive after hours and with too many of their friends in their vehicles. This bill, requiring mandatory license suspensions, will be a meaningful deterrent to young people who may be tempted to violate the restrictions of their drivers licenses.
EXISTING LAW: Vehicle and Traffic Law sections 501 and 501-B sets forth various restrictions and conditions for young drivers.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007/08 - S.6456 -- RULES/TRANSPORTATION 2010 - S.3017 -- TRANSPORTATION 2011-2012 - S.3224/A.9189 - PASSED SENATE/Transportation
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1434 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, LARKIN, MARTINS -- 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 providing certain penalties for certain traffic infractions by drivers with certain under age license classifications THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1800 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows: (I) EVERY PERSON CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDI- VISION THREE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE OR SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED ONE-B OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL, FOR A FIRST CONVICTION THEREOF AND IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTIES PROVIDED BY LAW, BE PUNISHED BY A SUSPENSION OF HIS OR HER DRIVERS' LICENSE FOR A PERIOD OF NINETY DAYS. FOR A CONVICTION OF A SECOND AND ALL SUBSEQUENT VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTIES PROVIDED BY LAW, SUCH PERSON SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A SUSPENSION OF HIS OR HER DRIVERS' LICENSE FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- 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. LBD04850-01-3