Bill S2463-2013

Allows "Safe-Teen-NY Driver" stickers be placed on license plates of motor vehicles driven by individuals who are under 18 years old or parents

Allows "Safe-Teen-NY Driver" stickers to be placed on license plates of motor vehicles driven by individuals who are under 18 years old or placed on their parents' or legal guardians' motor vehicle license plates.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • Jan 17, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2463

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to allowing "Safe-Teen-NY Driver" stickers on license plates of vehicles driven by persons under the age of eighteen

PURPOSE: Allows that "Safe-Teen-NY Driver" stickers be placed on license plates of motor vehicles driven by individuals who are under eighteen years old or parents.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 Section 507 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6; Display of permit sticker.

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The leading cause of death among teens is motor vehicle crashes, and the risk of these crashes is higher among 16 to 19 year olds than among any other age group. By mandating that every individual under the age of eighteen, who holds a learner's permit, a DJ license, or an MJ license, as well as the parents and legal guardians of such individuals, display a "Safe-Teen-NY Driver" sticker, it creates better awareness on the roads by allowing other drivers notice that a new driver is near them. Creating awareness that inexperienced drivers are on the road, gives other drivers the time and notice to take extra precautions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: S.7227 - Refereed to Transportation/A.5247 - Referred to Transportation. 2009-2010: S.1814 - Referred to Transportation/A.8319 - Referred to Transportation. 2008: S.8017 - Passed Senate/A.11346 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2463 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 allowing "Safe-Teen-NY Driver" stickers on license plates of vehicles driven by persons under the age of eighteen THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 507 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. DISPLAY OF SAFE-TEEN-NY DRIVER STICKER. ANY PERSON WHO IS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN AND HOLDS A LEARNER'S PERMIT, LIMITED CLASS DJ, LIMITED CLASS MJ LICENSE, CLASS DJ OR CLASS MJ LICENSE, MAY DISPLAY A SAFE-TEEN-NY DRIVER STICKER ON OR NEAR THE LICENSE PLATE OF EACH VEHICLE DRIVEN BY SUCH PERSON. THE PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS OF SUCH PERSON MAY ALSO DISPLAY A SAFE-TEEN-NY DRIVER STICKER. THE STICKER SHALL BE YELLOW IN COLOR, AND BEAR THE WORDS "SAFE-TEEN-NY DRIVER". THE DEPART- MENT SHALL DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN SUCH STICKERS FOR ISSUANCE UPON REQUEST PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, provided that the commissioner of motor vehicles is immediately authorized and directed to promulgate, amend and/or repeal any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

Discuss!

blog comments powered by Disqus