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A03004 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  motorcycle
          protective helmet safety standards
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 381 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
     2  law,  as  amended by chapter 471 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read
     3  as follows:
     4    6. It shall be unlawful for any person  to  operate  or  ride  upon  a
     5  motorcycle  unless  he  or she wears a protective helmet of a type which
     6  meets the requirements set forth in section 571.218 of the federal motor
     7  vehicle safety standards as may from time to time be  amended  and  that
     8  has  been  impact-tested  by the United States department of transporta-
     9  tion, the commissioner or by an independent laboratory approved  by  the
    10  commissioner.    The  commissioner  is hereby authorized and directed to
    11  adopt regulations for helmets which are consistent with the requirements
    12  as specified in section 571.218 of  the  federal  motor  vehicle  safety
    13  standards  as  may  from time to time be amended, and for helmet impact-
    14  testing, consistent with this section.   The  police  authorities  of  a
    15  city,  town or village may issue a permit exempting up to ten members of
    16  organizations sponsoring or conducting parades or other  public  exhibi-
    17  tions  from  the  provisions  of this subdivision while such members are
    18  participating in such parades or other public exhibitions.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
    20  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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