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AB-1532 Vehicle: accidents.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 20005 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

20005.
 (a) The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident where a person is struck shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident, and shall also give his or her name, current residence address, the names and current residence addresses of any occupant of the driver’s vehicle injured in the accident, the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving, and the name and current residence address of the owner to the person struck and the driver or occupants of any vehicle collided with, and shall give the information to any traffic or police officer at the scene of the accident.
(b) A driver or injured occupant of a driver’s vehicle subject to the provisions of subdivision (a) shall also, upon being requested, exhibit his or her driver’s license, if available, or, in the case of an injured occupant, any other available identification, to the person struck or the driver or occupants of any vehicle collided with, and to any traffic or police officer at the scene of the accident.
(c) A person failing to comply with all the requirements of this section is guilty of an infraction or misdemeanor.
(1) Upon conviction of an infraction for a violation of subdivision (c), a person shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
(2) Upon conviction of a misdemeanor for a violation of subdivision (c), a person shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.
(d) In addition to the punishment in subdivision (c), the Department of Motor Vehicles shall immediately suspend the driver’s license of the convicted driver for six months.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.