Prohibits retail dealers of second hand motor vehicles from selling a motor vehicle which is subject to federal motor vehicle safety standards for inflatable restraint systems unless such vehicle is equipped with an inflatable restraint system which conforms to the federal motor vehicle safety standard applicable to that vehicle and a readiness indicator light indicating a functioning inflatable restraint system.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 16, 2021
Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation -- commit-
tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
mitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to prohibiting
retail dealers of second hand motor vehicles from selling motor vehi-
cles required to contain an inflatable restraint system by the federal
motor vehicle safety standard applicable to that vehicle unless such
vehicle is equipped with an inflatable restraint system which conforms
to the federal motor vehicle safety standard applicable to that vehi-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Anthony
2 Amoros' law".
3 § 2. Section 417 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter
4 206 of the laws of 1979, the closing paragraph as added by chapter 469
5 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
6 § 417. Certificates by retail dealers on sales of second hand motor
7 vehicles. Upon the sale or transfer of title by a retail dealer of any
8 second hand motor vehicle, intended for use by the buyer, his agent or
9 representative upon the public highways, the vendor shall execute and
10 deliver to the vendee an instrument in writing, in a form prescribed by
11 the commissioner, in which shall be given the make, year of manufacture
12 and identification number of the said motor vehicle, the name and
13 address of the vendee, and the date of delivery to the vendee. Such
14 notice shall also contain a certification that said motor vehicle
15 complies with such requirements of this chapter as shall be specified by
16 the commissioner and that it is in condition and repair to render, under
17 normal use, satisfactory and adequate service upon the public highway at
18 the time of delivery. It shall also certify that such vehicle complies
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 with the equipment requirements in section four hundred nineteen-a of
2 this article.
3 The failure of the vendor to deliver to the vendee the certificate
4 required by this section or delivery of a false certificate knowing the
5 same to be false or misleading or without making an appropriate
6 inspection to determine whether the contents of such certificate are
7 true shall constitute a violation of this section. The delivery of a
8 false certificate shall raise presumption that such certificate was
9 issued without an appropriate inspection.
10 This section shall not apply to a motor vehicle transferred to a
11 lessee, a family member of a lessee, or an employee of a lessee, who has
12 had possession of the vehicle for a period of one hundred twenty days or
13 more under a lease.
14 § 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
15 419-a to read as follows:
16 § 419-a. Inflatable restraint system, required equipment upon sale. No
17 retail dealer may sell a second hand motor vehicle which is subject to
18 federal motor vehicle safety standards for inflatable restraint systems
19 as provided in part 571.208 of title 49 of the code of federal regu-
20 lations, unless such vehicle is equipped with an inflatable restraint
21 system which conforms to such federal motor vehicle safety standard
22 applicable to that vehicle and the readiness indicator light does not
23 indicate a malfunction of the inflatable restraint system.
24 § 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
25 have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
26 repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of
27 this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed
28 on or before such effective date.