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A. 1506 Summary:

BILL NOA01506
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §510, V & T L
 
Requires the suspension of the license to operate a motor vehicle of any person who was operating a motor vehicle at the time of an accident which resulted in a fatality.
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A. 1506 Actions:

BILL NOA01506
 
01/11/2021referred to transportation
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A. 1506 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1506
 
SPONSOR: Carroll
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring the suspension of the license to operate a motor vehicle of any person who was operating a motor vehicle at the time of an accident which resulted in a fatality   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend the driver's license of a driver involved in a motor vehicle crash resulting in a death. The duration of the mandatory suspension is 60 days as a cooling off period. Following there is mandatory completion of a driver safety course and reexamination.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 510 of the vehicle 2 and traffic law is amended to require a the mandatory suspension of a driver's license for period of no less than 60 days, but no greater than the time required to complete a mandatory training package which will not commence before the 60th day following the accident which resulted in the suspension. Section 2 states the act shall take effect on the first of September next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regu- lation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Traffic crashes involving fatalities are traumatic for all parties involved. Law enforcement needs additional time to assess the caused potential culpability of parties involved. At a minimum, drivers involved in such accidents should be required to receive additional training and awareness of proper motor vehicle operation to ensure safe- ty of pedestrians and other drivers alike. A minimum 60 day cooling off period, followed by mandatory training will address these issues.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.8680 of 2019-20   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: TBD   EFFECTIVE DATE: The first of September next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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A. 1506 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1506
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 11, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Transportation
 
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
          the suspension of the license to operate a motor vehicle of any person
          who  was  operating  a  motor vehicle at the time of an accident which
          resulted in a fatality

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 510 of the vehicle
     2  and traffic law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (xviii) to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    (xviii)  for  a  period  no less than sixty days but no later than the
     5  successful completion of the requirements set forth under this  subpara-
     6  graph  where  the holder was operating a motor vehicle at the time of an
     7  accident which resulted in  a  fatality.  A  person  whose  license  was
     8  suspended  under this subparagraph shall not have their license restored
     9  before the successful recompletion of all requirements under subdivision
    10  four of section five hundred two of this article for such license  which
    11  shall  not  take  place before the sixtieth day after the accident which
    12  resulted in the suspension.
    13    § 2. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
    14  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective imme-
    15  diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
    16  necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
    17  authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05418-01-1
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