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A02896 Summary:

BILL NOA02896
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03160
 
SPONSORSimotas
 
COSPNSRMiller MG, Hooper
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 1132, V & T L
 
Establishes the traffic infraction of interference with a funeral procession.
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A02896 Actions:

BILL NOA02896
 
01/23/2017referred to transportation
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A02896 Memo:

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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A02896 Text:



 
                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.
                                                                   LBD04538-01-7

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     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.
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