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A03371 Summary:

BILL NO    A03371 

SAME AS    SAME AS S00457

SPONSOR    Glick

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S375, V & T L

Prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle on a public road, street or highway
which is equipped with a display device within the view of the operator;
defines the term "display device" as equipment designed and used for the
purpose of receiving and displaying a broadcast image.
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A03371 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         3371

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 22, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Transportation

       AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  the  opera-
         tion of motor vehicles with a display device

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Subdivision 24 of section 375 of the  vehicle  and  traffic
    2  law, as amended by chapter 39 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as
    3  follows:
    4    24.  (A)  It  shall  be unlawful to operate upon any public highway in
    5  this state a motor vehicle which is equipped with a [television  receiv-
    6  ing set] DISPLAY DEVICE within view of the operator or in which a [tele-
    7  vision  receiving set] DISPLAY DEVICE is in operation within the view of
    8  the operator. A motor vehicle shall not be deemed to be equipped with  a
    9  [television  receiving set] DISPLAY DEVICE (I) solely because such [set]
   10  DISPLAY DEVICE utilizes power from such vehicle OR (II) IF SUCH  DISPLAY
   11  DEVICE  IS  EQUIPPED WITH A FUNCTIONING DEVICE THAT DISABLES SUCH EQUIP-
   12  MENT WHENEVER SUCH MOTOR VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. The  provisions  of  this
   13  subdivision  shall  not prohibit a vehicle with a weight of ten thousand
   14  pounds or more or a school  bus  from  using  closed-circuit  television
   15  receiving  equipment exclusively for safety and maneuvering purposes, in
   16  accordance with regulations to be established by the commissioner.
   17    (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE  TERM  "DISPLAY  DEVICE"
   18  SHALL  MEAN EQUIPMENT DESIGNED AND USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING AND
   19  DISPLAYING BROADCAST TELEVISION IMAGES, VISUAL  IMAGES  FROM  A  DIGITAL
   20  VIDEO  DISC  RECORDER OR PLAYER OR VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OR PLAYER, OR
   21  VISUAL IMAGES WHILE TRANSMITTED BY  WIRELESS  DIGITAL  TECHNOLOGY.  SUCH
   22  TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
   23    (I) VEHICLE INFORMATION OR INSTRUMENTATION DISPLAYS;
   24    (II) A GLOBAL POSITIONING, NAVIGATIONAL OR MAPPING DISPLAY;

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD02494-01-5
       A. 3371                             2

    1    (III)  A  VISUAL DISPLAY PRODUCED BY TECHNOLOGY, WHICH IS NOT A CLOSED
    2  CIRCUIT VIDEO CAMERA AND MONITOR, THAT ENHANCES OR SUPPLEMENTS THE DRIV-
    3  ER'S VIEW OF THE EXTERIOR TO THE FRONT OR SIDES OF A MOTOR  VEHICLE  FOR
    4  THE  PURPOSE  OF  MANEUVERING  THE  VEHICLE  AND  AVOIDING  CONTACT WITH
    5  PERSONS, ANIMALS OR OBJECTS; AND
    6    (IV) A CLOSED CIRCUIT VIDEO CAMERA AND MONITOR OR OTHER VISUAL DISPLAY
    7  THAT  ENHANCES  OR  SUPPLEMENTS THE DRIVER'S VIEW OF THE EXTERIOR TO THE
    8  REAR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MANEUVERING THE  VEHICLE  AND
    9  AVOIDING  CONTACT  WITH  PERSONS, ANIMALS OR OBJECTS, PROVIDED THAT SUCH
   10  MONITOR OR VISUAL DISPLAY IS DEACTIVATED  WHEN  SUCH  MOTOR  VEHICLE  IS
   11  SHIFTED OUT OF PARK OR REVERSE GEAR.
   12    S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
   13  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
   14  ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
   15  necessary for the implementation of this act on its  effective  date  is
   16  authorized  and  directed  to  be  made  and completed on or before such
   17  effective date.
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