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  • NJ A3155
  • Increases penalties for failing to yield when violation results in death to pedestrian.
Introduced
(2/22/2016)
In Committee
(2/22/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill increases the penalty for a driver who is convicted of failing to yield to a pedestrian if the violation results in the death of a pedestrian. Under the bill, a person convicted of failing to yield to a pedestrian resulting in the death of the pedestrian is subject to a penalty of community service for a period of six months, a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,000, and imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or a license suspension not to exceed one year, or both. Currently, the penalty for failing to yield at a crosswalk is a fine of $200. The court may also impose a penalty of community service not to exceed 15 days. If the pedestrian incurs serious bodily injury, the penalty is a fine of between $100 and $500. The court may also, in its discretion, impose a sentence of imprisonment not to exceed 25 days, or a license suspension not to exceed six months, or both.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee  (on 2/22/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/22/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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