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A00051 Summary:

BILL NOA00051
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORGantt
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 600, V & T L
 
Increases the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident where personal injury is involved without reporting such incident from a class B to a class A misdemeanor; increases the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident where personal injury resulted in death or serious physical injury from a class E to a class C felony; and increases fines therefor.
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A00051 Actions:

BILL NOA00051
 
01/04/2017referred to transportation
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A00051 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           51
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                       (Prefiled)
 
                                     January 4, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the  penalty
          for leaving the scene of an incident resulting in a personal injury

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 600 of the  vehicle
     2  and  traffic  law,  as  amended  by  chapter  49 of the laws of 2005, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    c. [A] Any violation of the provisions of paragraph a of this subdivi-
     5  sion resulting solely from the failure of an operator to exhibit his  or
     6  her  license  and  insurance  identification  card  for  the  vehicle or
     7  exchange the information required in such paragraph shall  constitute  a
     8  class [B] A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than [two] five
     9  hundred  [fifty]  nor  more  than [five hundred] one thousand dollars in
    10  addition to any other penalties provided by law.  [Any  subsequent  such
    11  violation shall constitute a class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of
    12  not  less  than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars in addi-
    13  tion to any other penalties provided  by  law.]  Any  violation  of  the
    14  provisions  of  paragraph a of this subdivision, other than for the mere
    15  failure of an operator to exhibit his or her license and insurance iden-
    16  tification card for such vehicle or exchange the information required in
    17  such paragraph, shall constitute a class A misdemeanor, punishable by  a
    18  fine  of  not  less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand
    19  dollars in addition to any other penalties provided  by  law.  Any  such
    20  violation  committed  by  a person after such person has previously been
    21  convicted of such a violation shall constitute a class E felony, punish-
    22  able by a fine of not less than one thousand nor more than two  thousand
    23  five hundred dollars in addition to any other penalties provided by law.
    24  Any  violation  of  the  provisions  of paragraph a of this subdivision,
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01900-01-7

        A. 51                               2
 
     1  other than for the mere failure of an operator to  exhibit  his  or  her
     2  license  and  insurance identification card for such vehicle or exchange
     3  the information required in such paragraph, where  the  personal  injury
     4  involved  (i)  results in serious physical injury, as defined in section
     5  10.00 of the penal law, shall constitute a class [E] C felony,  punisha-
     6  ble  by a fine of not less than one thousand nor more than five thousand
     7  dollars in addition to any other penalties  provided  by  law,  or  (ii)
     8  results  in death shall constitute a class D felony punishable by a fine
     9  of not less than two thousand nor more than  five  thousand  dollars  in
    10  addition to any other penalties provided by law.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    12  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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