New York Vehicle & Traffic Law

Sec. § 516-B
Reciprocal Agreements Concerning Reporting of Traffic Offenses and Administrative Action Thereon

§ 516-b. Reciprocal agreements concerning reporting of traffic offenses and administrative action thereon.


The commissioner may execute a reciprocal compact or agreement not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter with the motor vehicle administrator or other authorized official of another state concerning the reporting of convictions for traffic offenses occurring in each state by a person licensed in, or a resident of, the other state to such licensing or residence state and the treating of any such reported conviction in the same manner as if the conviction occurred in the licensing or residence state for the purpose of administrative action. Any such compact or agreement shall specify the offenses subject to the compact or agreement, and shall include a determination of comparable offenses in each state if any such offenses are of a substantially similar nature but are not denominated or described in precisely the same words in each party state.


The word “state” when used in this section shall mean any state, territory, a possession of the United States, District of Columbia or any province of Canada.


Traffic offenses which may be subject to a reciprocal compact or agreement entered into pursuant to this section shall be limited to the follwing types of offenses in this state and equivalent offenses in each party state:


Manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault arising from the operation of a motor vehicle;


Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a drug;


Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;


Leaving the scene of a personal injury or fatal incident without reporting;


Any speeding offense;


Any offense consisting of disobeying any traffic control device;


Any offense involving failure to yield the right-of-way;


Any offense involving direction of traffic, overtaking or passing;
Any offense involving failure to use a safety belt or child re- straint device;


Reckless driving; and


Passing a stopped school bus.


Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the reporting or recording of convictions or youthful offender or other juvenile adjudications other than those included in a reciprocal compact or agreement executed pursuant to this section when the laws of either state require or permit action to be taken or sanctions to be imposed on the basis of such convictions or youthful offender or other juvenile adjudications.

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