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2012 New York Motorcycle and Helmet related bills


MOTORCYCE RELATED


Bill Number: A00135 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Lancman

Amd S301, V & T L


Enacts the "motorcycle noise reduction compliance act"; requires inspection of motorcycles to include a sound level test; motorcycles be in compliance with the sound levels set forth in section 386 of the vehicle and traffic law in order to pass inspection.


Assembly status:

01/05/2011 referred to transportation

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Bill Text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A00135&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A01292 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Gantt

Amd S381, V & T L


Increases the fine for operating a motorcycle with a muffler that produces excessive or unusual noise from one hundred dollars to seven hundred dollars.


Assembly status:

01/05/2011 referred to transportation

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Bill Text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A01292&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A02587/S1184

Assembly Sponsor: Heastie (MS)

COSPNSR DenDekker, Jaffee, Colton, Weisenberg, Jeffries, Cahill, Lupardo, Millman, Gibson, Castro, Gabryszak, Hooper, Titus

MLTSPNSR Amedore, Boyland, Cook, Crespo, Crouch, Finch, Giglio, Markey, Meng, Montesano, Nolan, Pheffer, Reilly, Saladino, Tedisco, Tobacco

Senate Sponsor: PARKER

COSPNSR MAZIARZ

Amd S502, V & T L


Requires five hour pre-licensing course to include a motorcycle awareness and safety component, and the driver's license examination to include two questions concerning motorcycle awareness and safety.


Assembly status:

01/19/2011 referred to transportation

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Senate status:

01/05/2011 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

01/04/2012 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Bill Text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S01184&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A03227A [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Colton (MS)

COSPNSR Benedetto, Weprin

MLTSPNSR Burling, Ceretto, Hanna, Montesano, Rivera P, Robinson

Add S1254, amd S510, V & T L


Prohibits the performance of illegal maneuvers while operating a motorcycle; penalties, fines and revocation of license and registration.


Assembly status:

01/24/2011 referred to transportation

02/09/2011 amend and recommit to transportation

02/09/2011 print number 3227a

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A03227&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A03379 /S4437

Assembly Sponsor: Calhoun

Senate Sponsor: LARKIN

Amd S1251, V & T L


Requires motorcycles to be operated on public highways with both wheels on the ground at all times.


Assembly status:

01/25/2011 referred to transportation

06/01/2011 held for consideration in transportation

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Senate Status:

04/05/2011 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

01/04/2012 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A03379&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A05381 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Lupardo

COSPNSR Lopez P

Amd S5103, Ins L


Relates to motorcycle insurance policies and requires owners' policies of liability to inform the insured that motor vehicle no-fault insurance does not apply to motorcycles and that state uninsured motorist coverage is available in the alternative; requires the insured to sign a statement if the insured does not choose the state uninsured motorist coverage.


Assembly status:

02/17/2011 referred to insurance

01/04/2012 referred to insurance

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A05381&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A06566 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Markey (MS)

COSPNSR: Millman, Hooper, Galef, Benedetto, Reilly, Cook, Weprin, Jaffee

MLTSPNSR Brennan, Gibson, McDonough, Montesano, Weisenberg

Amd S1251, V & T L


Prohibits a person from operating or riding a motorcycle on a public highway, road or street in this state with a child under the age of twelve on such motorcycle.


Assembly Status:

03/22/2011 referred to transportation

04/06/2011 enacting clause stricken

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Bill Number: A06694A/ S04280A

Assembly Sponsor: Lupardo

COSPNSR Titone, Magee, Jaffee, Schroeder, Bronson, Sayward, Lopez P, Tenney, Stevenson, Roberts, Gabryszak

MLTSPNSR Brennan, Cook, Latimer, Lopez V, Losquadro, Markey, McEneny, Miller D, Pheffer, Pretlow, Sweeney, Titus, Weisenberg

Senate Sponsor: LIBOUS

COSPNSR AVELLA, JOHNSON, LANZA, O'MARA, SEWARD, YOUNG

Amd S423-a, V & T L


Provides that ownership of unidentifiable part in identifiable motorcycle, other than a stolen motorcycle shall be returned to such owner, provided that department has made findings such owner had no knowledge part was unidentifiable and that owner wasn't responsible nor acted in concert to render such part unidentifiable; provides that a department investigation shall take place within thirty days after seizure of motorcycle; and requires commissioner to establish criteria to determine whether motorcycle shall be confiscated, seized or impounded and also to establish a system to ensure return of motorcycles to owners in undamaged condition.


Assembly status:

03/24/2011 referred to transportation

05/12/2011 amend and recommit to transportation

05/12/2011 print number 6694a

05/17/2011 reported referred to codes

06/07/2011 reported referred to ways and means

06/16/2011 reported referred to rules

06/16/2011 reported

06/16/2011 rules report cal.371

06/16/2011 ordered to third reading rules cal.371

06/16/2011 passed assembly

06/16/2011 delivered to senate

06/16/2011 REFERRED TO RULES

01/04/2012 DIED IN SENATE

01/04/2012 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY

01/04/2012 ordered to third reading cal.219

Senate status:

03/28/2011 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

05/12/2011 AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION

05/12/2011 PRINT NUMBER 4280A

06/21/2011 COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

01/04/2012 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Bill Text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S01338&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A07247 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Calhoun

Add S1254, amd S1111, V & T L


Relates to traffic-control devices and motorcycles.


Assembly status:

04/20/2011 referred to transportation

06/01/2011 held for consideration in transportation

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A07247&term=2011&Text=Y

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Bill Number: S3316

Senate Sponsor: DEFRANCISCO

COSPNSR: GRIFFO, KLEIN, LARKIN, LIBOUS

Amd S5103, Ins L


Relates to motorcycle insurance policies and requires owners' policies of

liability to inform the insured that motor vehicle no-fault insurance does not

apply to motorcycles and that state uninsured motorist coverage is available in

the alternative.


Senate status:

02/16/2011 REFERRED TO INSURANCE

06/06/2011 1ST REPORT CAL.1021

06/07/2011 2ND REPORT CAL.

06/13/2011 AMENDED 3316A

06/13/2011 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

06/20/2011 PASSED SENATE

06/20/2011 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY

06/20/2011 referred to insurance

01/04/2012 died in assembly

01/04/2012 returned to senate

01/04/2012 REFERRED TO INSURANCE

Bill Text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S03316&term=2011&Text=Y

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HELMET RELATED


MOTORYCLE HELMET:


Bill Number: A01297 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Gantt

Amd S381, V & T L


Requires motorcycle users to wear helmets that meet the federal motor vehicle safety standards and which have been impact-tested by the U.S. department of transportation, the commissioner of motor vehicles or by an independent laboratory approved by the commissioner of motor vehicles.


Assembly status:

01/05/2011 referred to transportation

06/01/2011 reported referred to codes

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Bill Text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A01297&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A05364/ S2974

Assembly Sponsor: Lupardo

COSPNSR DenDekker, Lopez P


Senate Sponsor: NOZZOLIO

Amd S381, V & T L


Exempts motorcyclists over the age of twenty-one from the requirement of wearing protective helmets of a type approved by the commissioner of motor vehicles when operating or riding a motorcycle.


Assembly status:

02/16/2011 referred to transportation

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Senate status:

02/04/2011 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

01/04/2012 REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A05364&Text=Y

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OTHER HELMET:


Bill Number: A01059 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Ortiz (MS)

COSPNSR Millman, Scarborough, Castro, Hooper, Weisenberg, Jaffee, Jeffries, Kavanagh

MLTSPNSR Clark, Cook, Gottfried, Hikind, Markey, Mayersohn, Pheffer

Amd SS18-103, 18-105 & 18-106, Gen Ob L; add S867-a, Lab L


Requires skiers to wear protective helmets and requires that ski area operators make educational literature regarding injury prevention and such helmets available to the public and require their use; provides for penalties for violations by ski area operators.


Assembly status:

01/05/2011 referred to judiciary

01/04/2012 referred to judiciary

Bill Text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A01059&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A03295A

Assembly Sponsor: Destito (MS)

COSPNSR Wright, Ortiz, Pheffer, Morelle, Thiele, Dinowitz, Jaffee, Glick, Boyle, Duprey, Sayward, Lopez P, Rivera P

MLTSPNSR Colton, Finch, Galef, Jeffries, Maisel, Markey, McDonough, Millman, Paulin, Reilly, Scarborough, Schimminger, Sweeney


Relates to the duties of skiers and ski area operators regarding the use of helmets; requires skiers under age 14 to wear helmets; requires ski area operators to maintain an adequate supply of helmets for sale and rental;

requires operators to post signs.


Assembly status:

01/24/2011 referred to judiciary

04/14/2011 amend and recommit to judiciary

04/14/2011 print number 3295a

05/11/2011 enacting clause stricken

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A03295&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A03991 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Brennan (MS)

COSPNSR Benedetto, Peoples-Stokes, Millman, Rosenthal, Dinowitz, Rivera P, Weprin

MLTSPNSR Abbate, Arroyo, Boyland, Clark, Gottfried, Magnarelli, Mayersohn, Pheffer, Robinson, Schimel, Weisenberg

Amd S19-171, NYC Ad Cd


Requires persons under the age of 18 to wear helmets while operating a scooter or bicycle.


Assembly status:

02/01/2011 referred to transportation

01/04/2012 referred to transportation

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A03991&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A05077 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Hayes (MS)

COSPNSR Kolb

MLTSPNSR Montesano

Ren S398-d to be S398-f, add SS398-d & 398-e, Gen Bus L; amd S206, Pub Health L


Requires persons under 14 years of age who ice skate to wear protective helmets, and requires ice skating facilities to supply helmets and helmet safety information; provides penalty for a violation and that failure to comply shall not constitute contributing negligence or assumption of risk; further provides that the commissioner of public health establish a statewide ice skate helmet education program.


Assembly status:

02/11/2011 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

12/16/2011 enacting clause stricken

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A05077&Text=Y

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Bill Number: A05441/S3288

Assembly Sponsor: Lopez V

Senate Sponsor: KRUGER

Add S18-105-a, Gen Ob L


Requires skiers to wear helmets and imposes civil penalties for failure to do so; such penalties shall be $50 for the first offense and $100 for each subsequent offense; provides parents would be jointly liable for payment of fines if minor who is 16 years of age commits a violation hereof.


Assembly status:

02/18/2011 referred to judiciary

01/04/2012 referred to judiciary

Senate status:

02/15/2011 REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A05441&Text=Y

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Bill Number: S02307 [No same as]

Senate Sponsor: KRUGER

Amd S18-103, Gen Ob L


Requires ski area operators to provide helmets on-site for optional rental by skiers and snowboarders.


Senate status:

01/18/2011 REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S02307&Text=Y

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Bill Number: S04356 [No same as]

Senate Sponsor: LITTLE

COSPNSR: DEFRANCISCO, FARLEY, FUSCHILLO, SEWARD, STAVISKY, VALESKY, YOUNG

Amd SS18-105 & 18-103, add S18-106-a, Gen Ob L


Relates to the duties of skiers and ski area operators regarding the use of helmets; requires skiers under age 14 to wear helmets; requires ski area operators to maintain an adequate supply of helmets for sale and rental; requires operators to post signs.


Senate status:

03/31/2011 REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

04/12/2011 REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

05/02/2011 1ST REPORT CAL.422

05/03/2011 2ND REPORT CAL.

05/04/2011 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

06/24/2011 COMMITTED TO RULES

01/04/2012 REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

Bill text:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=S04356&term=2011&Text=Y



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