A09911 Summary:

BILL NOA09911
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03725
 
SPONSORCusick
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Creates the teen driver safety commission consisting of 12 members; requires the commission to study, examine and review the issue of teen driver safety; requires the commission to report its findings, conclusions and recommendations.
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A09911 Actions:

BILL NOA09911
 
04/27/2016referred to transportation
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A09911 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9911
 
SPONSOR: Cusick
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish the teen driver safety commission and providing for its powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Creates the Teen Driver Safety Commission. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative Declaration. Section 2. Teen Driver Safety Commission. Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.   JUSTIFICATION: Due to the findings that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16 to 19 year olds than among any other age group, it is necessary to create a teen driver safety commission to study, evaluate and assess these problems further. Among the issues the Teen Driver Safety Commis- sion will study, examine, and review are; the availability and effec- tiveness of driver education and training programs in the state, as well as a selection of driver education and training programs offered throughout the United States. They will also survey and assess the problems of driving under the influence and aggressive driving among teens, review the impact of distracting behaviors while driving, and determine the type of motor vehicle violations that are most often asso- ciated with accidents involving teen drivers. In addition, the commis- sion will analyze and provide measures that may mitigate the risks asso- ciated with the operation of motor vehicles by teen drivers. The commission will report all findings and conclusions to both the governor and the legislature, so they are better informed to proactively address the crucial issue of teen driving safety in the state of of New York.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2014: S.4143 - Passed Senate /A.6201 - Referred to Transportation 2012: S.3546 - Passed Senate / A.6730 - Referred to Transportation 2011: S.3546 - Passed Senate / A.6730 - Referred to Transportation 2010: S.1818 - Referred to Finance/A.3633 - Referred to Transportation 2009: S.1818 - Referred to Finance/A.3633 - Referred to Transportation 2008: S.8019 - Passed Senate/A.11334 - Referred to Transportation   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.
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A09911 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9911
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 27, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
 
        AN  ACT to establish the teen driver safety commission and providing for
          its powers and duties; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
          upon the expiration thereof
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Legislative declaration. The legislature hereby finds and
     2  declares:  (a) that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death
     3  for teens; (b) the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among  16  to
     4  19  year  olds  than  among any other age group; and (c) the presence of
     5  teen passengers increases the crash risk of unsupervised  teen  drivers.
     6  The  legislature  therefore finds and declares that a teen driver safety
     7  commission shall be established pursuant to this act.
     8    § 2. Teen driver safety commission. 1. The commission shall consist of
     9  twelve members. Four of the members shall be appointed by the  governor,
    10  of  which  one  shall be from the department of motor vehicles. Three of
    11  the members shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate.
    12  Three of the members shall be appointed by the speaker of the  assembly.
    13  One  member shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate. One
    14  member shall be appointed by the minority leader of  the  assembly.  All
    15  appointments  shall  be made within thirty days of the effective date of
    16  this act.
    17    2. The commission shall, within twenty days following the  appointment
    18  of all its members, elect a chairperson from among such members.
    19    3.  The  commission  shall study, examine and review the issue of teen
    20  driver safety.  In conducting its study, the commission shall:
    21    (a) study and evaluate the availability and  effectiveness  of  driver
    22  education  and training programs in the state, as well as a selection of
    23  driver education and training programs  offered  throughout  the  United
    24  States;
    25    (b)  survey  and assess the problems of driving under the influence of
    26  drugs and alcohol and aggressive driving among teens;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1    (c) review the impact of distracting behaviors while driving,  includ-
     2  ing,  but not limited to, the use of hands-free electronic communication
     3  devices and the manual use of non-standard audio devices;
     4    (d) determine the type of motor vehicle violations that are most often
     5  associated with accidents involving teen drivers;
     6    (e)  evaluate  the role and utilization of defensive driving and acci-
     7  dent prevention programs;
     8    (f) determine and analyze any non-standard safety devices that may  be
     9  available; and
    10    (g)  consider  any  other  issues  or  matters the commission may deem
    11  appropriate to fulfill the scope of its charge.
    12    4. Additionally, the commission shall  analyze  and  provide  measures
    13  that may mitigate the risks associated with the operation of motor vehi-
    14  cles  by  teen  drivers. Such measures shall include, but not be limited
    15  to:
    16    (a) requiring the parents  of  a  teen  driver  to  attend  all  court
    17  proceedings  and  hearings  associated  with  motor  vehicle  violations
    18  charged to such teen driver;
    19    (b) assessing fines or penalties to the parents of a teen driver  when
    20  they knowingly allow such driver to operate a motor vehicle in violation
    21  of a class restriction; and
    22    (c)  prohibiting  anyone,  other  than family members or a supervising
    23  driver, from riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle operated by a teen
    24  driver.
    25    5. The commission shall report its findings, conclusions and recommen-
    26  dations to the governor and legislature no later than one hundred eighty
    27  days after the effective date of this act.
    28    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect
    29  until the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have  become  a  law,
    30  when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.
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