Legislative Bills in front of the New York State Senate & Assembly
(with thanks to ABATE of New York, Inc.)


A06562/S01570
Creto Kade's Law

SPONSORS: (A)-THIELE, (S)-FUNKE
COSPONSORS: (A)-LUPARDO, STECK, HUNTER, KOLB, MURRY, HAWLEY, DiPIETRO,STIRPE, BLANKENBUSH (S)-AKSHAR, AMEDORE, LARKIN, ROBACH, YOUNG
This bill would ensure a misdemeanor charge against any driver who disobeys traffic law and causes serious bodily injury or death to another person, while carrying a punishment of 30 days in jail and/or a minimum fine of $300. The offending driver would also be mandated to complete an accident prevention course through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and provide proof of satisfactory completion to the presiding Judge, or face additional sanctions. The bill has been sent to the Assembly but is stuck in it's Transportation Committee.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently, there is no penalty for committing a moving violation in vehicle and traffic law, that results in the death or serious bodily injury - unless such moving violation is considered Vehicular Manslaughter - the violation of serious vehicle and traffic laws; IE, driving under the influence or driving with a evoked/suspended license.

A00481/S04506

SPONSORS: (A)-LUPARDO (S)-SANDERS
COSPONSORS: (A)-WEPRIN, MOSLEY STIRPE, ORTIZ, BENEDETTO, ROSENTHAL L., MURRAY, BLAKE, McDONALD
The key portion of the bill requires law enforcement (LE) agencies to add a statement during training that condemns profiling motorcyclists. Specifically, it would train officers to make traffic stops, searches or even arrests based on the legitimate suspicion of criminal activities, and NOT simply because a person rides a motorcycle or dresses like a motorcyclist.
There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.

A00216/S06455

SPONSORS: (A)-LUPARDO (S)-DEFRANCISCO
COSPONSORS: (A)-STIRPE, ORTIZ, MURRY, STECK, McDONALD, DiPIETRO, HUNTER (S)-HELMING
Relates to motorcycle insurance policies and requires owners' policies of liability to inform the insured that motor vehicle no-fault insurance does not apply to motorcycles and that state uninsured motorist coverage is available in the alternative.

A1146/S2202

SPONSORS: (A)-GANTT (S)-PARKER
COSPONSORS: (A)-LUPARDO, DenDEKKER (S)-AVELLA, SANDERS JR.
Requires five hour pre-licensing course to include a motorcycle safety and awareness component, and the driver's license examination to include questions.

A7486A/S2119A

SPONSOR: (S)-RITCHIE
COSPONSORS: (A)-LUPARDO, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS (S)-FUNKE, MARCHIONE, PHILLIPS
Establishes a motorcycle safety awareness component as a requirement for licensing.

A00218/S06055

SPONSORS: (A)-LUPARDO (S)-ROBACH
COSPONSOR: (A)-DenDEKKER
Provides that motorcyclists over the age of twenty-one shall be exempt from the requirement to wear a helmet when operating or riding a motorcycle.

A1031/

SPONSOR: (A)-GANTT
Requires motorcycle users to wear helmets that meet the federal motor vehicle safety standards and which have been impact-tested by the U.S. department of transportation, the commissioner of motor vehicles or by an independent laboratory approved by the commissioner of motor vehicles.

A48/S7549

SPONSOR: (A)-CAHILL (S)-ROBACH
COSPONSORS: (A)-LUPARDO, D'URSO, MILLER, McDONALD
Authorizing the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the efficacy of motorcycle helmets.

A00998/

SPONSOR: (A)-GANTT
Increases the fine for operating a motorcycle with a muffler that produces excessive or unusual noise from one hundred dollars to seven hundred dollars.

/S00530

SPONSOR: (S)-YOUNG
Prohibits the operation of a motorcycle with any child under the age of 6 thereon, unless the child is seated in a sidecar.














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