A02678 Summary:

BILL NOA02678
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSkartados
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 502, V & T L
 
Requires drivers between 16 and 25 years of age to take and pass the national safety council course, or a similar nationally recognized course in order to obtain a license or upon conviction of a moving violation.
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A02678 Actions:

BILL NOA02678
 
01/20/2017referred to transportation
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A02678 Memo:

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A02678 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2678
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 20, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SKARTADOS  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
          drivers  between sixteen and twenty-five years of age to take and pass
          the national safety council course, or a similar  nationally  approved
          course approved by the department of motor vehicles in order to obtain
          a license or upon conviction of a moving violation
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law
     2  is amended by adding a new paragraph (c-1) to read as follows:
     3    (c-1) As a prerequisite to receiving a license,  an  applicant  for  a
     4  class  D  license  who is at least sixteen but not more than twenty-five
     5  years of age shall be required to take  and  pass  the  national  safety
     6  council  course,  or  a similar nationally recognized course approved by
     7  the department, relating  to  young  driver's  attitudes  and  behaviors
     8  behind  the  wheel.  The course must be not less than four hours or more
     9  than five hours, consisting of classroom  instruction  relating  to  the
    10  effects  of  driver inexperience, peer pressure and distractions such as
    11  cell phones  and  texting;  why  young  drivers  have  such  high  crash
    12  violation  rates  and  how  driving  behaviors and attitudes contribute;
    13  hazard recognition; adopting safe driving behaviors and  practices,  and
    14  responsibilities  of  passengers.  Any licensed driver at least eighteen
    15  but not more than twenty-five years of age who is convicted of a  moving
    16  violation shall be required to take and pass the national safety council
    17  course,  or  a  similar  nationally  recognized  course  approved by the
    18  department, relating to young driver's attitudes  and  behaviors  behind
    19  the wheel.
    20    §  2. The commissioner of the department of motor vehicles will estab-
    21  lish an application fee  for  the  driver  safety  course  described  in
    22  section  one  of this act, as he or she deems appropriate. The fee shall
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01649-01-7

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     1  be paid by applicants for a class D license who are  under  the  age  of
     2  twenty-five.    All revenues generated by such fees shall be expended to
     3  cover the costs of implementing the driver's safety course  program  and
     4  the processing of any information necessary to implementing the program.
     5    §  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
     6  ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.
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