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A01115 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Add §1229-e, V & T L
Requires retailers to equip child restraint systems with sensors to notify drivers if a child has been left in the car.
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A01115 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 13, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  requiring
          child restraint systems to be equipped with sensor technology to alert
          drivers of the presence of a child

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 1229-e to read as follows:
     3    §  1229-e.  Child car restraint system sensor. 1. For purposes of this
     4  section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
     5    (a) "Child restraint system" shall have the same meaning as defined in
     6  paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision   four   of   section   twelve   hundred
     7  twenty-nine-c of this article.
     8    (b)  "Motor  vehicle"  shall have the same meaning as defined in para-
     9  graph (a) of subdivision four of section twelve hundred twenty-nine-c of
    10  this article.
    11    2. (a) All child restraint systems sold by or through any retail busi-
    12  ness entity shall be required to be fixed with sensor  technology  which
    13  shall monitor the presence of a child in such child restraint systems.
    14    (b)  Such  sensor technology shall work in conjunction with a receiver
    15  connected to a mobile application accessible by the driver or  owner  of
    16  the motor vehicle through a mobile device or via a motor vehicle's diag-
    17  nostics  port to notify the driver to the presence of a child secured in
    18  the child restraint system.  When  a  child  is  secured  in  the  child
    19  restraint  system,  the sensor technology shall notify the driver of the
    20  motor vehicle of the child's presence through an alert:
    21    (i) upon turning off the ignition at the end of a trip; or
    22    (ii) if the child restraint system is not properly  secured  during  a
    23  trip.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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