Bill S3546-2011

Creates the teen driver safety commission

Creates the teen driver safety commission consisting of 12 members; requires the commission to study, examine and review the issue of teen driver safety; requires the commission to report its findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Details

Actions

  • Apr 30, 2012: referred to transportation
  • Apr 30, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 30, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 25, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 19, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 18, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.526
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 16, 2011: referred to transportation
  • Jun 16, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 16, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 16, 2011: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1306
  • Jun 16, 2011: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Feb 25, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3546

TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish the teen driver safety commission and providing for its powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

PURPOSE: Creates the Teen Driver Safety Commission.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative Declaration. Section 2. Teen Driver Safety Commission. Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.

JUSTIFICATION: Due to the findings that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16 to 19 year olds than among any other age group, it is necessary to create a teen driver safety commission to study, evaluate and assess these problems further. Among the issues the Teen Driver Safety Commission will study, examine, and review are; the availability and effectiveness of driver education and training programs in the state, as well as a selection of driver education and training programs offered throughout the United States. They will also survey and assess the problems of driving under the influence and aggressive driving among teens, review the impact of distracting behaviors while driving, and determine the type of motor vehicle violations that are most often associated with accidents involving teen drivers. In addition, the commission will analyze and provide measures that may mitigate the risks associated with the operation of motor vehicles by teen drivers. The commission will report all findings and conclusions to both the governor and the legislature, so they are better informed to proactively address the crucial issue of teen driving safety in the state of New York.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.1818 - Referred to Finance/A.3633 - Referred to Transportation 2009: S.1818 - Referred to Finance/A.3633 - Referred to Transportation 2008: S.8019 - Passed Senate/A.11334 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3546 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 25, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to establish the teen driver safety commission and providing for its powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative declaration. The legislature hereby finds and declares: (a) that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens; (b) the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16 to 19 year olds than among any other age group; and (c) the presence of teen passengers increases the crash risk of unsupervised teen drivers. The legislature therefore finds and declares that a teen driver safety commission shall be established pursuant to this act. S 2. Teen driver safety commission. 1. The commission shall consist of twelve members. Four of the members shall be appointed by the governor, of which one shall be from the department of motor vehicles. Three of the members shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate. Three of the members shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly. One member shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate. One member shall be appointed by the minority leader of the assembly. All appointments shall be made within thirty days of the effective date of this act. 2. The commission shall, within twenty days following the appointment of all its members, elect a chairperson from among such members. 3. The commission shall study, examine and review the issue of teen driver safety. In conducting its study, the commission shall: (a) study and evaluate the availability and effectiveness of driver education and training programs in the state, as well as a selection of driver education and training programs offered throughout the United States;
(b) survey and assess the problems of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and aggressive driving among teens; (c) review the impact of distracting behaviors while driving, includ- ing, but not limited to, the use of hands-free electronic communication devices and the manual use of non-standard audio devices; (d) determine the type of motor vehicle violations that are most often associated with accidents involving teen drivers; (e) evaluate the role and utilization of defensive driving and acci- dent prevention programs; (f) determine and analyze any non-standard safety devices that may be available; and (g) consider any other issues or matters the commission may deem appropriate to fulfill the scope of its charge. 4. Additionally, the commission shall analyze and provide measures that may mitigate the risks associated with the operation of motor vehi- cles by teen drivers. Such measures shall include, but not be limited to: (a) requiring the parents of a teen driver to attend all court proceedings and hearings associated with motor vehicle violations charged to such teen driver; (b) assessing fines or penalties to the parents of a teen driver when they knowingly allow such driver to operate a motor vehicle in violation of a class restriction; and (c) prohibiting anyone, other than family members or a supervising driver, from riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle operated by a teen driver. 5. The commission shall report its findings, conclusions and recommen- dations to the governor and legislature no later than one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.

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