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.Go to top
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3371 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY 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. LBD02494-01-5A. 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 § 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.