|SAME AS||SAME AS S03160|
|COSPNSR||Miller MG, Hooper|
|Add §1132, V & T L|
|Establishes the traffic infraction of interference with a funeral procession.|
|01/23/2017||referred to transportation|
|01/03/2018||referred to transportation|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A2896 SPONSOR: Simotas
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to interference with a funeral procession   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding new section 1132 which states that a driver of a motor vehicle shall be subject to a fine of no more than fifty dollars for the infraction of entering the single file line of traffic constituting a funeral procession marked by motor vehi- cles displaying their headlights and hazard lights.   JUSTIFICATION: Too often, the grieving parties in a motor vehicle funeral procession have their anguish exacerbated by other motorists that cut-off or other- wise interrupt the funeral procession. The disruptions are not only hurtful, annoying and disrespectful, but also pose serious safety hazards that threaten the wellbeing of those in or near the procession. This legislation would allow those who are grieving to have the peace of mind and comfort they deserve in their time of need by guaranteeing the integrity of the procession while ensuring the safety of those in the vicinity.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-2016 A6021A: Referred to Transportation 2009-10: A5342- 1/6/10 referred to transportation 2007-08; A10394-A - print number 10394a   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect on the first of September next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2896 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 23, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SIMOTAS, M. G. MILLER, HOOPER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to interference with a funeral procession The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new 2 section 1132 to read as follows: 3 § 1132. Interference with a funeral procession. (a) The driver of a 4 motor vehicle shall not enter, drive between, obstruct, hinder or in any 5 way interfere with the vehicles constituting a funeral procession while 6 such vehicles are in motion unless such motor vehicle is part of such 7 procession, except when authorized to do so by a police officer or when 8 such motor vehicle is an authorized emergency vehicle exhibiting a visi- 9 ble signal and sounding an audible signal or when complying with the 10 provisions of section eleven hundred forty-four-a of this title. 11 (b) Any person operating a motor vehicle in violation of subdivision 12 (a) of this section shall be guilty of a traffic infraction and subject 13 to a fine of not more than fifty dollars. The commissioner shall not 14 assess any points against the license of a person found to have violated 15 the provisions of subdivision (a) of this section. 16 (c) No provision of this section shall be deemed to impose any liabil- 17 ity for personal injury or damages resulting from a violation of this 18 section upon a funeral firm or any person licensed or registered pursu- 19 ant to article thirty-four of the public health law, or any employee or 20 agent thereof, when such firm, person, employee or agent is acting with- 21 in the scope of his, her or its duties. However, any funeral firm or 22 any person licensed or registered pursuant to article thirty-four of the 23 public health law, or any employee or agent thereof, shall at all times 24 operate motor vehicles in compliance with all standards of care imposed EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04538-01-7A. 2896 2 1 to prevent such injuries or damages to persons and/or property of anoth- 2 er. 3 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of September next 4 succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.