A09152 Summary:

COSPNSRFahy, Simon, Rajkumar, Otis, Gibbs, Barnwell, Seawright, Gottfried, Thiele, Gonzalez-Rojas, Cruz, Galef, De Los Santos, Davila, Sillitti, Carroll, Cahill, Frontus, Epstein, Dinowitz, Niou
Add §607, amd §§606 & 227, V & T L; add §202-n, Lab L
Enacts the "crash victims bill of rights"; requires accident reports to be delivered to victims of accidents or their next of kin; requires victim impact statements to be delivered at traffic infraction hearings by injured parties or their next of kin; requires employers to grant leave of absence to employees delivering a victim impact statement at a traffic infraction hearing; directs the superintendent of financial services to conduct a study and complete a report on certain automobile crash information.
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A09152 Actions:

01/31/2022referred to transportation
05/25/2022amend (t) and recommit to transportation
05/25/2022print number 9152a
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A09152 Committee Votes:

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A09152 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A09152 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the labor law, in relation to enacting the crash victims bill of rights   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 names the bill the Crash Victims Bill of Rights Section 2 adds a new section 607 to the vehicle and traffic law ensures free and timely copies of all crash reports to crash victims and next of kin of all persons killed as a result of a crash. Section 3 amends section 606 of the vehicle and traffic law to require crash reports involving persons under the age of 18 are prioritized for processing. Section 4 amends subdivision 1 of section 227 of the vehicle and traffic law by directing the commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to prescribe procedures for the presentation of victim impact statements by individuals injured in a crash, and by next of kin for persons killed in a crash at DMV hearings. Section 5 adds a new section 202-n to the labor law to ensure that employees are granted a leave of absence in order to provide an impact statement at DMV hearings. Section 6 directs the Superintendent of Financial Services to conduct a study and prepare a report examining the unmet resource needs of crash victims and their families. Section 7 sets a 180 day effective date.   JUSTIFICATION Over 3,000 people are killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash every year in New York, in addition to several thousand injuries that do not rise to the level or serious injury. Survivors and their families can be devastated in the aftermath of a traffic crash as they deal with law enforcement, insurance companies, medical care, loss of income, counseling, bereavement, and other complications. Survivors of traffic crashes and their next of kin deserve additional rights in the aftermath of a crash to help them begin recovering from the traumatic ordeal. This legislation will do so by ensuring all crash victims and next of kin are; given free and timely copies of all crash reports; afforded the ability to provide an impact statement at DMV adjudications; and provided with a leave of absence from their employer for the purposes of providing an impact statement at DMV adjudications.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: TBD   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.
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