Last update - 05/29/2009

 

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New York Freedom Rider Lobbying Watch 2009 [5-09]


 

MOTORCYCE RELATED


 

Bill number: A00691 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: John

COSPNSR

Amd S361, Pub Auth L; amd S1630, V & T L

Exempts motorcycles from tolls collected from the New York state thruway authority by authorizing the thruway authority to promulgate rules and regulations to establish such exemption.

NONE


 

Bill number: A00874 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Gantt

COSPNSR

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.

NONE


 

Bill number: A01933/S1298

Assembly Sponsor: Lupardo

COSPNSR Canestrari, DelMonte, Schroeder, Espaillat, Magee, Carrozza, Hawley

MLTSPNSR Boyland, Brennan, Cook, Crouch, Destito, John, Latimer, Lopez V, Markey, McEneny, Miller, Pheffer, Pretlow, Sweeney, Titus, Weisenberg

Senate Sponsor: Dilan

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 wasnít 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.

PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (PCI) [Assembly and Senate]


 

Bill Number: A02802 / S2633

Assembly Sponsor: Kolb (MS)

COSPNSR Errigo, Hawley, Walker, Crouch

MLTSPNSR Corwin, Jordan, Raia

Senate Sponsor: PADAVAN


 

COSPNSR JOHNSON O, MORAHAN

Amd S450.10, Pen L


 

Expedites the return of stolen motor vehicles and motorcycles to their rightful owners thereby reducing overcrowding of police storage pounds; provides for evidentiary photographs of their vehicle to be made available upon discovery.

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA [Assembly]


 

Bill number: A03304/ S04271

Assembly Sponsor: Eddington

COSPNSR

Senate Sponsor: FOLEY

COSPNSR

Amd SS420-a & 410, V & T L


 

Requires a motorcycle dealer to obtain a copy of a purchaserís valid driverís license for the operation of a motorcycle and requires first time motorcycle purchasers to complete an approved motorcycle rider training program.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A04384 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Markey

COSPNSR Millman, Hooper, Galef, Carrozza, Mayersohn, Benedetto

MLTSPNSR Dinowitz, Maisel, 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.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A04541/S02403

Assembly Sponsor: Parment

COSPNSR Lupardo

MLTSPNSR

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 commissioners of motor vehicles when operating or riding a motorcycle.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A05980 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Zebrowski

COSPNSR Benedetto, Castro, Fields, Galef, Gottfried, Jaffee, Koon, Lancman, Reilly, Spano, Titone

MLTSPNSR DelMonte, Dinowitz, Greene, Hevesi, Maisel, McEneny, Pheffer, Schimel Weisenberg

Amd SS375 & 381, V & T L


 

Provides for penalties for operation of a motorcycle without required equipment.

NONE


 

Bill Number S05092 [no same as]

Senate Sponsor: ALESI

COSPNSR

Amd S1251, V & T L


 

Prohibits persons under the age of ten from being a passenger on a motorcycle.


 

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HELMET RELATED


 

Bill number: A00720[No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Gantt

COSPNSR

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.

ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY

PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (PCI)

STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES


 

Bill number: A01453 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Wright

COSPNSR

Amd S18-105, Gen Ob L


 

Prohibits a skier from skiing in any area unless he or she is wearing a protective helmet; applicable to skiers between one and fourteen years of age; keeps alive a cause of action for those who have failed to comply with such provisions.

NONE


 

Bill number: A02178/S03239

Assembly Sponsor: McEneny

COSPNSR Lupardo

MLTSPNSR Abbate, Benjamin, Colton, Cook, DelMonte, Destito, Espaillat, Lancman Magee, Reilly, Rivera J, Schimminger, Stirpe, Towns, Weisenberg

Senate Sponsor: FLANAGAN

Amd S1115, Tax L


 

Exempts bicycle, motorcycle, snowmobile and equestrian helmets from sales and use tax.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A04286 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Ortiz

COSPNSR Millman, Scarborough

MLTSPNSR Clark, Cook, Hikind, Mayersohn

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.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A05087/ S03536

Assembly Sponsor: Lopez V

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR

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; parents would be responsible for payment of fines if minor less than 16 years of age commits a violation hereof.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A05097 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Brennan

COSPNSR Benedetto, Peoples, Millman, Rosenthal, Dinowitz

MLTSPNSR 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.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A05792 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Hayes

COSPNSR Kolb

MLTSPNSR

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.

NONE


 

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GANG RELATED


 

Bill Number: A06262 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Barra (MS)

COSPNSR Errigo

MLTSPNSR

Add S231, Exec L


 

Authorizes the superintendent of state police to establish and maintain a statewide gang database consisting of information pertaining to criminal street gang members in order to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in the apprehension and prosecution of such criminal street gang members.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A00265 /S2213

Assembly Sponsor: Peralta (MS)

COSPNSR Weisenberg, Benedetto, Christensen, Fields, Espaillat, Scarborough

MLTSPNSR Alfano, Barra, Boyland, Carrozza, Conte, Cook, Errigo, Farrell, Finch, Giglio, Hikind, Hooper, Pheffer, Saladino

Senate Sponsor: DIAZ

Add Art 280 SS280.00 - 280.30, Pen L


 

Establishes offenses relating to gang violence and the abatement of premises used for gang activity; establishes the crimes of: gang solicitation, recruitment or retention; gang solicitation, recruitment or retention of minors; coercion of a minor into criminal conspiracy; and gang leadership; also provides for the abatement of premises used for gang activity.

ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE (NYS)

SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (NYS)


 

Bill Number: A00304/ S2214

Assembly Sponsor: Peralta

COSPNSR Weisenberg, John, Christensen, Benedetto, Errigo, Fields, Espaillat, Galef, Clark, Titus, Scarborough

MLTSPNSR Alfano, Barra, Boyland, Carrozza, Conte, Cook, DelMonte, Farrell, Finch, Giglio, Pheffer

Amd S305, Ed L


 

Authorizes school districts to establish policies prohibiting the wearing of gang-related apparel, markings or symbols.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONGRESS

SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (NYS)

UNITED UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONS


 

Bill Number: A00265/ S02213

Assembly Sponsor: Peralta

COSPNSR Weisenberg, Benedetto, Christensen, Fields, Espaillat

MLTSPNSR Alfano, Barra, Boyland, Carrozza, Conte, Cook, Errigo, Farrell, Finch, Giglio, Hikind, Hooper, Pheffer

Senate Sponsor: DIAZ

Add Art 280 SS280.00 - 280.30, Pen L


 

Establishes offenses relating to gang violence and the abatement of premises used for gang activity; establishes the crimes of: gang solicitation, recruitment or retention; gang solicitation, recruitment or retention of minors; coercion of a minor into criminal conspiracy; and gang leadership; also provides for the abatement of premises used for gang activity.

ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE (NYS)

SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (NYS)


 


 

Bill Number:A00267/S069

Assembly Sponsor: Peralta

COSPNSR Weisenberg, Boyland, Christensen, Benedetto, Fields, Espaillat, Pheffer

MLTSPNSR Alfano, Barra, Carrozza, Conte, Cook, DelMonte, Diaz, Errigo, Farrell

Finch, Galef, Walker

Senate Sponsor: Sampson

Amd SS1310 & 1349, CPLR


 

Provides for alternative disposition of forfeiture proceeds derived from persons who are members of a "street gang", as defined, so as to provide 75% of the remainder to the local school district where such gang member resides, for programs designed to deter or prevent youths from associating with or becoming members of street gangs.

CITY OF WHITE PLAINS

SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (NYS)


 

Bill Number: A00551 [No same as]

Assembly sponsor: Jeffries

COSPNSR

Add Art 280 SS280.00 - 280.30, Pen L


 

Establishes offenses relating to gang violence and the abatement of premises used for gang activity; establishes the crimes of: gang solicitation, recruitment or retention; gang solicitation, recruitment or retention of minors; coercion of a minor into criminal conspiracy; and gang leadership; also provides for the abatement of premises used for gang activity.

CITY OF WHITE PLAINS


 

Bill Number: A04661/S04978

Assembly Sponsor: Ramos

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR Alfano, Lavine

Senate Sponsor: DIAZ

Add Art 486 SS486.00 - 486.15, Pen L


 

Enacts the criminal street gang related crimes act; provides for enhanced criminal sanctions where crimes are related to criminal street gangs.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A05637/ S02906

Assembly Sponsor: Conte

COSPNSR Alfano, Barra, Raia, Saladino, Thiele

MLTSPNSR Bacalles, Ball, Barclay, Boyle, Burling, Butler, Calhoun, Corwin, Crouch, Duprey, Errigo, Finch, Fitzpatrick, Giglio, Hawley, Hayes, Jordan, Kolb, Lopez P, McDonough, McKevitt, Miller, Molinaro, Oaks, O`Mara, Quinn, Rabbitt, Reilich, Sayward, Scozzafava, Spano, Tedisco, Townsend, Walker

Senate Sponsor: FLANAGAN

COSPNSR DEFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, MORAHAN, RANZENHOFER, ROBACH, SEWARD, VOLKER

Add Art 465 SS465.00 - 465.30, Pen L; amd S1349, CPLR; add S700.75, amd

SS700.05 & 60.22, CP L; add S99-q, St Fin L


 

Enacts the criminal street gang abatement act of 2007; creates the crime of gang solicitation, recruitment or retention; creates the crime of gang solicitation, recruitment or retention of minors; creates the crime of gang solicitation, recruitment or retention of minors on school grounds; appropriates funds for schools to receive gang prevention programs.

NONE


 

Bill Number: A06822 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Rivera P (MS)

COSPNSR Hevesi, Weisenberg, Abbate, John, Fields, Maisel, Koon, Hooper, Peralta, Schroeder, Calhoun, Kolb, Townsend, Thiele, DelMonte, Titus, Tobacco

MLTSPNSR Alfano, Arroyo, Barra, Burling, Conte, Giglio, Gunther, Magee, McKevitt, Millman, Pheffer, Raia, Scozzafava, Sweeney, Walker

Add S240.75, Pen L; amd S700.05, CP L


 

Creates the crime of engaging in criminal street gang activity; establishes such crime shall be a class A misdemeanor.

NONE


 

Bill Number: S02561 [No same as]

Senate Sponsor: DeFrancisco

COSPNSR

Add SS100.23 & 100.25, Pen L


 

Creates the new crime of solicitation or recruitment of persons in criminal street gang activity and the crime of solicitation or recruitment of minors in criminal street gang activity; classifies each as E and D felonies respectively; and authorizes local law pre-emption.

NONE

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RIGHTS RELATED


 

Bill Number: A00830 [No same as]

Assembly sponsor: DelMonte

COSPNSR

MLTSPNSR Robinson, Weisenberg

Add S190.22, Pen L


 

Requires identification for anyone over sixteen years of age to be on their person at all times; provides for a fine of up to $200.

NONE


 

Licenses


 

Bill Number: A00328/ S2184

Assembly Sponsor: Peralta

COSPNSR Wright

MLTSPNSR Cook, Diaz, Espaillat, Finch, Greene, O`Donnell, Ortiz, Rivera J, Towns

Senate Sponsor: DIAZ

Add S531, V & T L


 

Authorizes the commissioner to issue driving privilege cards to persons not otherwise qualified to receive a driverís license.

SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (NYS)


 

Bill Number: A05349 [No same as]

Assembly Sponsor: Kolb (MS)

COSPNSR Burling, Errigo, Finch

MLTSPNSR Calhoun, Christensen

Amd S502, V & T L


 

Enacts the highway safety act of 2009 which requires that all examinations for licenses be conducted in English, no interpreters may be used during examination and that applicants for driver's license must be able to read and speak English sufficiently to understand highway signs and signals.

NONE


 

Firearms


 

Bill Number: A07183A /S04753A

Assembly Sponsor: Englebright (MS)

COSPNSR Schimel, Paulin, Jaffee, Eddington, Espaillat, O'Donnell, Hooper

MLTSPNSR Glick, Greene, McEneny

Senate Sponsor: SERRANO

Add S13.31, Pks & Rec L


 

Prohibits the possession of concealed firearms in any park, campground or other recreation area; imposes a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for a violation thereof.

NONE


 


 

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